National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience


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WHAT IS NAYLE? The National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE) is an exciting program where young men and women enhance their leadership skills through team building, ethical decision-making, problem solving, and service to others.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT? NAYLE is a very special experience. The Northern Tier NAYLE takes place at the Charles L. Sommers Canoe Base near Ely, MN. You spend some of your time in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, where you will use your 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.

WHAT WILL I TAKE HOME FROM NAYLE? The skill, ability, and motivation to be a dynamic and effective leader taught through advanced, practical applications of NYLT skills. Innovative techniques to deliver NYLT skills to units and councils. Nationwide resources including new ideas and contacts that can only be gained through a program of this type. Personal written commitment to apply NAYLE skills back home.

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS TO ATTEND? 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 & Medical Record Form, Parts A, B, C, and D is required. The ability to swim 100 yards (official BSA swim test) and stay afloat for one (1) minute. Be 14 years of age (or 13 years of age and completed the 8th grade) and not yet 21. Hold a unit leadership position.

WHEN IS IT? Course dates for 2017 are July 10-16.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? The fee for the six-day course is $410. A payment of at least $100 is due when you register, with the balance due 30 days prior to arrival. A round-trip shuttle from the Minneapolis/St. Paul airport is available for $130.

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About Northern Tier

Come to Northern Tier for a whole new level of adventure, up north! From incredible canoe journeys to wild winter wilderness camping, Northern Tier promises the Scouting adventure of a lifetime in the Great North Woods of northern Minnesota and Canada.