National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE)

Youth learn to internalize and practice their leadership skills in this action-packed backcountry conference. By honing the skills taught in ‘Introduction to Leadership Skills,’ Kodiak Challenge, and NYLT in an outdoor experiential learning environment, youth “live leadership”, with skills that will be carried home to the unit and other aspects of their lives. A co-ed conference open to all programs, NAYLE underscores the values of Scouting, teamwork and promotes the concepts of servant leadership. Requirements: Minimum age 14 (or 13 and completed eight grade), completed NYLT, and a BSA Annual Health and Medical Record – parts A, B, and C are required.


*Note: 2018 NAYLE courses are full. A wait list for each course is available. Please contact the PTC to join a wait list.

Week 2: June 17-23
Week 5: July 8-14
Week 6: July 15-21
Week 7: July 22-28
Week 8: July 29-August 4
Week 9: August 5-11


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.