• 2024 Fee: $575

  • 6 Days and Nights
  • 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 BSA) or 21 (for Sea Scouts and Venturers.)
  • Crew Size: Provisional patrol will be organized upon arrival at Philmont
  • Leadership: Leadership and Youth Protection provided by Philmont
  • Prerequisite: All participants must have completed NYLT.
  • Registration: Anytime
  • Information Flyer: Click Here

National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE) is the ultimate experience where young men and women can enhance their leadership skills through team building, ethical decision-making, problem solving and service to others. 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. The youth participants will camp in a team setting that enables them to use their leadership skills to resolve challenging situations. The week concludes with a closing challenge for each Scout to use what they’ve learned in service to others.

Participant outcomes may include:

  • The skill, ability and motivation to become a dynamic and effective leader through advanced, practical application of NYLT skills
  • The ability to function well in team or group situations
  • Nationwide resources including new ideas and contacts that can only be gained through a national program 
  • Personal written commitment to apply NAYLE skills back home

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, Crews or Ships (ILST or ILSC) and National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT). 
  • Be in top physical condition; a BSA Annual Health and Medical Record Parts A-B-C is required. Particpants must meet BMI requirements as listed on Part C, and be able to hike 3 miles with a 35 pound pack.
  • Be 14 years of age (or 13 years of age and completed the 8th grade) and not yet 18 (for Scouts BSA) or 21 (for Sea Scouts and Venturers.)
  • Hold a unit leadership position. 

2024 Schedule

Session 1: June 16 – 22

Session 2: June 23 – June 29

Session 3: June 30 – July 6

Session 4: July 7 – 13   FULL

Session 5: July 14 – 20

Session 6: July 21 – 27  FULL


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. 

NAYLE Guidebook

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

2024 NAYLE Guidebook

Be a NAYLE Ambassador!

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

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Scholarship Information

Scholarships are available for NAYLE participants. LEARN MORE

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.