• 6 days and nights
  • Fee: $550 in 2021

  • Register: By individual
  • Season: Summer
  • Age: 14 years of age (or 13 years of age and completed the 8th grade) and
    not yet 18 (for Scouts) or 21 (for Venture Scouts.)
  • Crew Size: Provisional patrol will be organized upon arrival at Philmont
  • Leadership: Leadership and Youth Protection provided by Philmont
  • Registration: Anytime
The National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE) is the ultimate training experience 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 Ridge Leadership Camp, 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 and Medical Record is required. 
  • Be 14 years of age (or 13 years of age and completed the 8th grade) and not yet 18 (for Scouts) or 21 (for Venture Scouts.)
  • Hold a unit leadership position. 


A payment of at least $250 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 $250 is nonrefundable. 

What Should I Bring?

The NAYLE Guidebook covers the details of your course including arrival details, what to expect, and what to bring for NAYLE. 2021 NAYLE Guidebook

Be a NAYLE Ambassador!

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

Scholarship Information

Scholarships are available for NAYLE participants. LEARN MORE

2021 Schedule

Session 1: June 20 – 26 – Session Full

Session 2: June 27 – July 3 – Session Full

Session 3: July 4 – 10 – Session Full

Session 4: July 11 – 17 – Session Full

Session 5: July 18 – 24 – Session Full

Session 6: July 25 – 31 – Session Full

Shuttle Information

Shuttle service is available to Philmont from Denver, Colorado Springs and Albuquerque airports. Please refer to Getting to Philmont under the Planning Your Visit tab for the shuttle forms. These shuttles are not available for 12-day, 9-day, 7-day, or cavalcade crews. 

Please note that the shuttle servicing Denver and Colorado Springs cannot transport a Scout with “unaccompanied minor” airline status.