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.

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Who Should be Nominated to Attend

All attending Scouts BSA members (male and female) must be at least 13. They must have completed Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST) 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.

The deadline for Nominations is FEBRUARY 28, 2022.

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.

2022 Dates

Week #1 – June 12-18
Week #2 – June 19-25
Week #3 – June 26-July 2

Week#4 – July 3-9


The registration cost to attend Grey Wolf NYLT is $295. This fee covers all camp fees and meals.

Nominations for 2022 Are Now Being Accepted

Scoutmasters and Crew Advisors have been emailed information on the Nomination process and can nominate one primary and one secondary Scout/Venturer for Grey Wolf NYLT through our online process. Space is limited to 84 youth each week of the four one-weeks sessions. Depending on how many units apply, some units may be offered an additional spot. The deadline for Nominations is FEBRUARY 28, 2022. Nominations can be submitted by Scoutmasters and Crew Advisors through the nomination portal at:

After Scoutmasters/Advisors have submitted their nominations, the those nominated will be notified and asked to complete their registration and pay fees online. All final registrations, fees, and health forms are due May 1, 2022.
Additional Information or Questions?

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

Grey Wolf Coordinator – Volunteer chairperson for Grey Wolf can be reached at: [email protected]



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