Join Our Council in the Fun of Local Scouting!

Working for the Crater Lake Council is an experience unlike other workplaces. Our Council gives employees the opportunity to support the programs and functions that keep local Scouting thriving in our communities and enriching the lives of future leaders.

We are committed to creating a positive, safe, and welcoming environment for all, valuing diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences that will grow and strengthen our movement and continue to make us a valued contributor to the communities we serve.

Open Positions

Youth Program Facilitator

Part Time Position (no more than 30 hours a week)

Hourly pay: $20-$25 an hour, depending on experience. Travel will be reimbursed at the government-allowed rate.

We’re excited to find someone who truly wants to make a difference. This is a service role, working primarily with volunteers to help them run their programs (primarily in the Cub Scout and Scouts BSA programs) more efficiently and effectively.

No prior experience with the Boy Scouts of America program is necessary: training will be provided. The role is largely self-directed. Meetings typically occur in the evenings, so an ability to be available to work then is a must.


In this role you will:

  • Assess how the volunteers are operating their group and determine ways to help them improve the quality of the program being delivered to our youth.
  • Hold individual meetings with volunteers approximately 3 times monthly to ensure that they are adequately planning for meetings with their Scouts and assist them where necessary.
  • Use your knowledge of available resources to point volunteers to the appropriate persons/resources.
  • Be an empathetic ear for volunteers and help them problem-solve.
  • Help volunteers plan for recruitment (potentially take the lead in helping units find more Scouts).
  • Follow up with families that want to join Scouting.
  • Promote Scouting on social media, and at school and community events.


We are looking for someone with:

  • A passion for working with volunteers and helping youth.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • A high level of empathy and compassion.
  • The ability to self-start and self-educate.
  • Good problem perception skills and a knack for problem-solving.
  • A high level of organization and the ability to help others build organizational systems.
  • A strong desire to make the organization better for the youth that we serve.
  • Availability to work up to 4 evenings a week, generally 4:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M., and 1 Saturday a month.
  • A high level of comfort using various technology (computers, smart phones, etc.).
  • Experience with social media.
  • Must have own transportation.

If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to Jim Westfall at james.westfall@scouting.org.

Summer Resident Camp Staff

We are looking for outstanding men and women ages 14+ that want to enjoy a great summertime experience where fun, learning, teaching, and serving young Scouts at our resident camps is the objective.

Camp staff will be expected to work the following weeks:

Staff Week

July 27th – August 2nd

Cub Scout Summer Resident Camp Sessions

August 4th – August 7th

Pay varies based on position, age, years of camp experience, Scouting skills, and assigned responsibilities.

Pay ranges from $110.00 to $330.00 per week.

Please note that some of these camp staff positions require a minimum age and ability credentials that must be met.

For any inquiries, please contact our Camp Director Heather Volkman at: heather.volkman@scouting.org

Staffing opportunities are in the following areas:

Head Cook

  • Responsible to the Camp Director.
  • Orders food, supplies, and other kitchen necessities.
  • Prepares invoices and packing slips for Business Manager.
  • Prepares and serves meals on time and in sufficient quantity and quality.
  • Supervises all kitchen and food service staff.
  • Maintains kitchen in a clean and sanitary manner in accordance with BSA National Standards and OHA Standards.
  • Carries out other responsibilities as assigned.

Kitchen Assistants

  • Responsible to Head Cook.
  • Responsible for kitchen and dining hall cleanliness.
  • Prep food in sufficient quantity and quality.
  • Serve food to camp attendees.
  • Wash dishes in a timely manner.
  • Other janitorial duties as assigned.
  • Carries out other responsibilities as assigned.
  • Responsible to their respective Area Director (Handicraft, Scoutcraft, Waterfront, etc.).
  • Responsible for performing duties such as instruction, guiding, camp-wide game coordinating, etc.
  • Carries out other responsibilities as assigned.

Trading Post Manager

  • Responsible to Business Manager
  • Responsible for trading post operations and sales.
  • Responsible for recording receipts.
  • Responsible to maintaining accurate inventory reports.
  • Carries out other responsibilities as assigned.

Counselors-in-Training (or CIT)

  • Responsible to Program Director
    • Serves at the discretion of the Camp Director.
  • Serves in a program or kitchen assistant capacity to learn more about camp operations and becoming a full staff member.
  • Serves where needed to deliver a quality camp program experience to attendees.

Our Non-Discrimination Policy

The Crater Lake Council is an equal opportunity employer and maintains a policy of nondiscrimination with respect to all employees and applicants for employment. All personnel actions, such as recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, layoff, recall, compensation and benefits, discipline, termination of employment, and educational, recreational, and social programs, are administered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, or physical or mental disability of otherwise qualified individuals, or membership or application for membership in a uniformed service. Employment decisions, subject to the legitimate business requirements of the council, are based solely on the individual’s qualifications, merit, and performance.

Harassment on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, or membership in a uniformed service will not be permitted or condoned. Slurs and insults related to those characteristics are wholly inappropriate and violate the Council’s Equal Employment Opportunity Policy and also may violate Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994, or other applicable laws.