What is NAYLE?

National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience is an exciting program that enhances leadership skills and expands upon the team-building and ethical decision-making skills learned in National Youth Leadership Training. NAYLE emphasizes leadership, teamwork, and selfless service, using the core elements of NYLT to help youth strengthen these skills. The NAYLE course is now available at all four national high-adventure bases. The material presented is basically the same at all four venues but is specific to the unique environment of each site.

What can you expect?

NAYLE a special experience. Scouts will live in a patrol setting and use their leadership skills to resolve exciting and challenging situations.

What are the benefits?

NAYLE will equip youth leaders to be better unit leaders, NYLT staff members, and/or superior camp staff members. It will help guide their journey to become true servant leaders, able to develop the members of any team they lead. NAYLE provides life skills for now and the future.

Who can come?

Scouts must be 14 but not yet 20 years old, hold a unit leadership position, and have completed NYLT.

Philmont NAYLE

Philmont offers participants an unforgettable backcountry experience where they use their NAYLE leadership skills to resolve exciting and challenging issues. Participants are introduced to and have an opportunity to build upon the legacy of Waite Phillips, the benefactor of Philmont Scout Ranch.

To register for Philmont NAYLE, go to , and click on the Events Registration tab.

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Sea Base NAYLE

Offered in the spring in the beautiful Florida Keys, this course will enable participants to sail on a boat and practice their NYLT skills via water-based activities. Participants will learn the history of the Florida Sea Base and hear all about how Sam Wampler, camping director for the South Florida Council, had a vision that took the Sea Base from a small venue that organized a few sailing trips in the '70s to what it is today. More information 

Northern Tier NAYLE

Participants will attend this course in the summer while paddling canoes in the Boundary Waters of northern Minnesota. Northern Tier NAYLE provides participants with a unique experience available only at the BSA’s oldest high-adventure base. More information  | 

Summit Bechtel Reserve NAYLE

The newest high-adventure base will offer the NAYLE experience for the first time in 2015. Participants will attend this course in the summer while experiencing all that the Summit offers.More information