The course is designed around a model troop/crew's month. The unit
is led by a youth staff trained to provide counseling and mentoring.
Adult leadership is present, but the unit is run by the well-trained
youth staff . Youth completing the course return to their units ready
to lead and more excited for Scouting.
Grey Wolf NYLT Overview
A one-week program held in June and July, it replicates the first
three weeks of typical unit operations, including patrol leader's
council meetings, troop/crew meetings, patrol meetings, and planning
for a big event. Becoming a better leader is the theme, but many
aspects apply to daily life.
Week #1 - June 10-16
Week #2 - June 17-23
Week #3 - June 24-30
Week #4 - July 1-7
Core Skills Presented at Grey Wolf NYLT
Staging of Team Development
The Leading Edge
The Teaching Edge
Making Ethical Decisions
Skills Developed at Grey Wolf NYLT
You'll need the desire to make a long-term commitment to master the
skills and tools to benefit your troop or crew. Grey Wolf NYLT is
unlike any other Scout camp you've attended. You won't work on merit
badges, advancement, or have daily swims. You'll play a lot of games
and do fun activities (like geocaching) that promote team-building. Get
ready for a fast-paced week and prepare to learn for yourself and your
How to Register for Grey Wolf NYLT
In early February each year, Scoutmasters/Advisors will be given the
opportunity to nominate one primary and one secondary Scout/Venturer
for Grey Wolf NYLT in an online registration. Space is limited to 320
youth over the 4 one-week sessions. We hope to give every troop/crew in
the council one spot per year. Depending on how many units apply, some
units may be offered a second spot.
Who to Send
Send someone who wants to go and will be leading their troop/crew
when they return home. Send someone who sets a good example for others.
Send the right Scout, for the right reasons, and you'll be happy you
did. Attitude is the most important factor when it comes to selecting
someone to attend. There's a lot to learn and do. If a participant
isn't willing to become totally involved, he or she will miss out on a
great program. Please consider:
Prerequisite of taking ILST - Introduction to Leadership Skills through your troop
Commitment to Scouting
A youth needs to be at least 13 by June 1 and have attained the rank of 1st Class
Venturers need to be at least 14 by June 1
After Scoutmasters/Advisors have submitted their choices online, the
participants will be notified and asked to also register and pay the
fees online. All registrations, fees, and health forms are due May 1 of
the participating year. Be careful when choosing a week as there
may not be a chance to change later.
The Grey Wolf NYLT Schedule
Check-in each week begins at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday. Please arrive
on-time wearing the official BSA field uniform. The course finishes
after the closing ceremony on the following Saturday at 11:00 a.m.
Parents, Scoutmasters, and Crew Advisers are encouraged to attend the
The cost to attend Grey Wolf NYLT is $250. This fee covers all
camp fees and meals. There is a small trading post at the camp
that is available a few times a week so Scouts may want to bring a few
Please use the following resources for more information:
The Navigator - Northern Star Council's newsletter
District Training Chairs - volunteer chairperson in charge of training for your district has access to a wealth of resources
Grey Wolf Coordinator - volunteer chairperson for Grey Wolf can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.