Lead, guide, and facilitate the efforts of more than a million adult volunteers on whom Scouting depends on to carry out its mission. It is the job of the commissioned professional Scouter to inspire, recruit, train, and support the BSA’s volunteers, in addition to working with community leaders and rallying public support for Scouting’s activities.
Summer Camp Staff
Join us at Camp McLoughlin or Camp Makualla on our Camp Staff.
Counselor in Training must be at least 14 years old
Camp Staff must be at least 15 years old
Program delivery specialist
Deliver Scouting during school hours or after school at local Boys and Girls Club
Scouting … a Profession with a Purpose
Since 1910, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has helped build future leaders of this country by combining educational and outdoor adventure activities with lifelong values and fun. Bring your varied life experiences, education, and perspective, and in return you will have an opportunity to combine those skills and experiences in a career that values and respects others.
What Professional Scouters Do
Several thousand commissioned professional Scouters lead, guide, and facilitate the efforts of more than a million adult volunteers on whom Scouting depends on to carry out its mission. It is the job of the commissioned professional Scouter to inspire, recruit, train, and support the BSA’s volunteers, in addition to working with community leaders and rallying public support for Scouting’s activities.
The commissioned professional Scouter in a beginning management position is assigned to a district or service area within a local council. Your district or service area is sustained and successful through your ability to promote, supervise, and work with local volunteers. If you have skills in human relations, public relations, marketing, fundraising, finance, accounting, business management, or sales, then you should consider taking the opportunity to become a commissioned professional in a local council of the Boy Scouts of America.
Training and Development = Success
The Boy Scouts of America realizes that in order for people to grow and be productive, they need opportunities to learn. The fact that more than 75 percent of the BSA’s professionals receive training each year is a testimony to the commitment by local councils and the national organization. Training courses, with set periods of time to acquire specific information, are part of our overall plan of development.
Commissioned professional Scouters receive continuous instruction through formal as well as informal training. The BSA fosters an environment of continuous learning to nurture collective creativity, which benefits both professionals and the organization. We share knowledge, ideas, and experience, creating both a workforce that is involved in decision making and an inclusive work environment that ensures the success of Scouting in the local community.
The BSA is committed to the training and development of individuals because we fully recognize the benefits of mutual growth and development that will unleash the creativity and productivity of its greatest asset: its people!
Compensation and Benefits
We offer a number of practical benefits for professional staffers. In fact, the BSA offers a benefits package considered to be among the best in the nonprofit sector. The package includes major medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage in addition to long-term disability, accident, and life insurance, and a retirement plan. The starting salary in this beginning management position is more than $42,000 annually.
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
- Adult-must have attained age 21 unless that requirement is prohibited by any applicable law
- People-oriented, having the ability to work well with adult volunteers, community and business leaders, and representatives of other organizations
- Able to work varied hours when necessary to achieve positive objectives
- Believe in the BSA and subscribe to its principles and standards
Working on Camp Staff is a life-changing experience where staff members share a common pride and enthusiasm for creating a magical week that the scouts will remember for the rest of their lives. We are always looking for enthusiastic, qualified staff.
CLICK HERE for the Camp Staff Application – Fillable
WHY APPLY FOR A CAMP STAFF JOB?
Here are a few of the countless reasons that are frequently expressed:
– To make lots of new friends in your area, other states, and even other countries
– To spend a summer in the great outdoors where nature prevails
– To acquire experiential education (learning by doing) and new skills that will last a lifetime
– To be part of an effective team and to cooperate with others to get things done
– To learn how to lead others and to apply leadership skills
– To undertake and fulfill meaningful challenges and to earn the satisfaction of doing a job well
– To work with youth and adults of all ages
– To serve others (the noblest and fulfilling pursuit of all)
– To give something back for the opportunities you have received
– To live in a wholesome environment based on the Scout Oath and Scout Law
– To have meaningful spiritual experiences
– To have the advice, counsel, and support of senior staff who are dedicated to helping you succeed
– To be paid and receive food and lodging in return for something challenging and fun
– To be considered for jobs of greater responsibility and to receive letters of recommendation for other pursuits
WHEN I’M AT CAMP, WHERE COULD I WORK?
There are many different opportunities and areas at camp, all of which provide a different experience. We try to place staff members in areas they are passionate about. Sharing something with others that you are passionate about, will bring joy to both yourself and to others. This elevates the program for the youth who attend our camp.
Adults over 21 can apply to serve as the Camp Program Director, the Camp Business Manager, Health Officer, Aquatics Director, Shooting Sports Director, Camp Ranger, Kitchen Manager (Head Cook) or any of the positions for 18 and older.
Adults over 18 can apply to serve as A Camp Commissioner, Archery Director, Nature/Ecology Director, Handicraft Director, Scoutcraft Director, and Trading Post Manager.
Youth and Adults over 15 can apply to serve as Jr Staff members in one of the following areas: Aquatics, Archery, Nature, Scoutcraft, Handicraft, BB-Gun Range, Kitchen/Food Service, Quartermaster, Assistant Ranger, and Trading Post.