The National Advanced Youth Leader Experience (NAYLE) will be a new Boy Scout leadership course taught exclusively at Philmont Scout Ranch and based on backcountry high adventure skills that will debut in the summer of 2006. The course will be available to Boy Scouts age 14 through 17 who have completed their local council National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) course and will be held during six one-week sessions. Based at Philmont's Rocky Mountain Scout Camp and taught at various locations across Philmont Scout Ranch, NAYLE replaces the National Youth Leader Instructor Camp (NYLIC), which itself replaced the previous National Junior Leader Instructor Camp (NJLIC). Unlike NYLIC, NAYLE is not intended to specifically training staffers for local NYLT courses. The program hones youth leadership skills through ethical decision making and paticipation in Philmont Ranger backcountry training.

Program componentsEdit

  • Patrol planning and goal setting
  • Wilderness first aid
  • Project COPE
  • Leave No Trace camping
  • GPS land nvigation
  • Search and rescue methods
  • Conservation
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