2021 Grey Wolf

Grey Wolf is Northern Star Scouting’s National Youth Leadership Training (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. A one-week program held at the beginning of the summer, 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.

Who to Send

All attending Scouts BSA members (male and female) must be at least 13. They must have completed Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops and be First Class Rank before attending NYLT. Venturers and Sea Scouts (male and female) must be at least 14, or 13 and have completed eighth grade, and fall within the maximum age allowance for their program. They must have completed Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews or Ships. It is recommended that they have had at least one year of camping experience.

While NYLT is not an outdoor skills course, it is important that each participant have basic camping and outdoor cooking experience. 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.

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.

2021 Dates

Week #1 - June 13-19
Week #2 - June 20-26
Week #3 - June 27 -July 3

How to Register for Grey Wolf NYLT

In early-mid January, Scoutmasters/Advisors will be sent information on the Nomination process and 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 96 youth each week of the three one-weeks sessions. Depending on how many units apply, some units may be offered an additional spot. Update The deadline for nominations has been extended to March 10, 2021.

Grey Wolf Nominations


The registration cost to attend Grey Wolf NYLT is $275. This fee covers all camp fees and meals.


Additional Information or Questions?

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Or contact:
Grey Wolf Coordinator - Volunteer chairperson for Grey Wolf can be reached at: [email protected]
Grey Wolf NYLT Registration Team - Volunteer team coordinating registration can be reached at: [email protected]

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Dave Arola

Training and Advancement Director
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