Register by indvidual Fee
Season Summer Length 6 days and nights
Age 14 by day attending but not yet 21
Provisional patrol will be organized by Philmont
Leadership Leadership provided
Registration Anytime

The National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE) is the ultimate in training experiences for youth leaders, both young men and women. It is conducted for older Scouts who have the potential for being on the staff of the council junior leader training or youth leader training conference. The NAYLE program takes place at the Rayado Leadership Mesa, approximately 8 miles from base camp and situated in the beautiful foothills viewing Urraca Mesa and Crater Peak.

Who May Participate?

To be able to participate in NAYLE, participants must meet the following requirements:

  • Successful completion of Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops or Crews (ILST or ILSC) and National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)
  • Be in top physical condition; a BSA Annual Health & a BSA Annual Health & Medical Record Form is required
  • Be 14 years of age OR 13 years of age and completed the 8th grade and not yet 21
  • Hold a unit leadership position

2016 Availability

Week 3: June 19-25
Week 5: July 2-8
Week 6: July 10-16
Week 7: July 17-23
Week 8: July 24-30
Week 9: July 31-August 6
Week 10: August 7-13


A payment of at least $100 is due when you complete the online application, with the balance due 30 days prior to arrival. However, be aware that only registrations paid in full are considered complete registrations. The cancellation fee of $100 is nonrefundable.

Watch NAYLE Video

What to Bring?

The NAYLE Personal equipment list will help you assemble the necessary items to be well prepared for your week at NAYLE

Shuttle Information

Here participants may find registration information for shuttle services to Philmont Scout Ranch from Denver, Colorado Springs and Albuquerque airports.

Be a NAYLE Ambassador!

Be a NAYLE ambassador in your council. Help promote NAYLE by downloading and distributing the NAYLE flyer.

NAYLE Packing List


About Philmont Scout Ranch

Philmont Scout Ranch, the Boy Scouts of America's premier High Adventure™ base, challenges Scouts and Venturers with more than 214 square miles of rugged northern New Mexico wilderness. Backpacking treks, horseback cavalcades, and training and service programs offer young people many ways to experience this legendary country.