• 6 days and nights
  • Fee: $425 in 2019 

  • Register: by individual
  • Season: Summer
  • Age: 14 by day attending and not yet 21
  • Crew Size: Provisional patrol will be organized by Philmont
  • Leadership: Leadership provided by Philmont
  • 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 Ridge Leadership Camp, approximately 8 miles from base camp and situated in the beautiful foothills viewing Urraca Mesa and Crater Peak.

2019 Dates

  • Week 2: June 16-22 – Conference at Capacity*
  • Week 5: July 7-13 – Conference at Capacity*
  • Week 6: July 14-20 – Conference at Capacity*
  • Week 7: July 21-27 – Conference at Capacity*
  • Week 8: July 28-August 3 – Conference at Capacity*
  • Week 9: August 4-10 – Conference at Capacity*
*To be added to the wait list, please email [email protected]

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 21. 
  • Hold a unit leadership position. 


A payment of at least $150 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 $150 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. LEARN MORE

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

Shuttle Information

Shuttle service is available to Philmont from Denver, Colorado Springs and Albuquerque airports. Please download a shuttle form below. These shuttles are not available for 12-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.