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2018 Grey Wolf Week 1

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.

2018 Dates

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

Communicating
Vision
Goals
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

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

Continued tenure
Commitment to Scouting
Maturity
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 closing ceremony.

Fees

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 extra dollars.

Additional Information

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 coursedirector@greywolfbsa.org.

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