2019 Grey Wolf NYLT

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, at Fred C. Andersen Scout Camp, 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.

2019 Dates

Week #1 - June 16-22
Week #2 - June 23-29
Week #3 - June 30 -July 6
Week #4 - July 7-13

Core Skills Presented at Grey Wolf NYLT

Preparing Plans
Staging of Team Development
Problem Solving
The Leading Edge
The Teaching Edge
Resolving Conflicts
Making Ethical Decisions
Leading Yourself

Skills Developed at Grey Wolf NYLT

Giving Presentations
Team Building
Problem Solving
Decision Making
Scout Skills
Troop/Crew Operations

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 unit.

How to Register for Grey Wolf NYLT

Scoutmasters/Advisors have been sent information to nominate one primary and one secondary Scout/Venturer for Grey Wolf NYLT in an online registration through the Northern Star Scouting Website. 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. The deadline for Nominations this year is MARCH 1, 2019. If you'd like to be put on a waiting list, please use the contact information on this page. Or continue to watch our website for information on 2020 Grey Wolf dates.

Online Nominations

Who to Send

All attendees must be First Class Rank or above and need to be at least 14 years of age, or 13 and have completed 8th grade. and have attained the rank of 1st Class.  (Exception - In 2019, the First Class rank requirement will be waived for all new Scouts BSA Members registering with the BSA for the first time after February 1, 2019)

Prerequisite of taking ILST - Introduction to Leadership Skills through your troop

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 April 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, at Fred C. Andersen Scout Camp. 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 closing ceremony.


The "Early Bird" registration 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 extra dollars.

Additional Information or Questions

Please use the following resources for more information:

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
Grey Wolf NYLT Registration Team - Volunteer team coordinating registration can be reached at
Northern Star Grey Wolf Web Site:

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