National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience (N.A.Y.L.E.)
What is NAYLE?
The new National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE) is an
exciting new program where young men enhance their leadership skills in
the Philmont Backcountry. Scouts will expand upon the team building and
ethical decision making skills learned in National Youth Leadership
Training (NYLT). NAYLE uses elements of the Philmont Ranger Training as
well as advanced Search and Rescue skills to teach leadership, teamwork
and the lessons of selfless service. NAYLE will offer Scouts an
unforgettable backcountry wilderness experience where they live
leadership and teamwork, using the core elements of NYLT to make their
leadership skills intuitive.
What can you expect?
2009 NAYLE PROGRAM
Click here to download a brochure with details about the 2009 NAYLE program offered at Philmont Scout Ranch.
The Philmont leadership is committed to making NAYLE a very special
experience. Scouts will live in a patrol setting at Rocky Mountain
Scout Camp where they use their leadership skills to resolve exciting
and challenging backcountry situations. The week will conclude with a
closing challenge for each Scout to build upon the legacy of Waite
Phillips, the benefactor of the Philmont Scout Ranch.
What are the Benefits?
NAYLE will equip youth leaders to be better troop leaders, NYLT
staff members and/or superior camp staff. It will help guide their
journey to become true "servant leaders', able to develop all members
of whichever team they lead. It provides life skills for now and the
How has the mission changed?
NYLT now provides the content needed for councils to develop high
performing youth training teams. As such, the "train the trainer"
elements are now provided to the entire NYLT staff by their council
rather than to the select few who attended the old NJLIC program. While
these "train the trainer" elements have been removed from NAYLE, all
the excitement remains, with even greater, life long leadership skills
Who can come?
Scouts must be 14 and not yet 18, hold a troop leadership position
and have completed either NYLT or JLTC. Councils may send a council
contingent or troops may send their Patrol Leader Council. Concurrent
adult training will be available most weeks at Philmont for contingent
How do I apply?
Click here to download an application form,
which explains every step of the process.
Strong leaders are made not born!
Make the most of yourself at NAYLE