Staff Application

The Tuscarora Council, Boy Scouts of America, is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, physical disability, military status or unfavorable discharge from military service.

In accordance with Boy Scouts of America qualifications and requirements, as a staff member, I hereby subscribe to the Scout Oath or Promise, Law and the declaration of religious principle. I agree to abide by the Charter, Bylaws and Rules and Regulations of the Boy Scouts of America. I recognize that as a staff member, I am to embody the Scout Oath and Scout Law and serve as an example to fellow Scouters.

The minimum age requirement for employment is 15 (when camp opens), except for Counselor in Training Program (age 14). Age requirements for specific positions are listed on Page 3.

All camp staff members must be registered members of the Boy Scouts of America.

New employees will be required to provide proofs of identity and right to employment before beginning work.

All staff must submit a BSA Medical form to the Camp Medic upon arrival at Camp.

Submit your application early. Interviews will be held as scheduled by the Camp Director. You will be notified when a decision for employment is made


Submit an application by downloading the attached PDF on this page and follow the instructions in the document

Adult (Over 18) Positions

Camp Director: Minimum age 21. Attends National Camp School. Hires the staff and oversees the operation of the entire camp, including administration. 

Assistant Camp Director: Minimum age 21. Attends National Camp School. Assists camp director & Business Manager in camp programs/activities. 

Program Director: Minimum age 21. Attends National Camp School. Oversees all program staff and coordination of activities and schedules. 

Aquatics Director: Minimum age 21. Attends National Camp School. Oversees the staff and operations of waterfront facilities which instructs all aquatics merit badges. 

Archery Instructor: Minimum age 18. Teaches archery. Prior experience is preferred. 

Climbing Director: Minimum age 21. Attends National Camp School. Trains and directs staff in the operation of a climbing and rappelling facility, both natural and artificial. Experienced climbers preferred. 

Commissioner: Minimum age 18. BSA and camp background helpful. Maintains daily contact with troops, monitoring campsite inspections and solving programs. Leads Adult leader training. 

Health Officer/Medic: Minimum age 18. Needs current EMT certification or higher. Handles all camp injuries and illnesses. Also, responsible for medication distribution when necessary. 

Ecology Director: Minimum age 18. Attends National Camp School or has 2 years of college with a major in a related field. Directs staff who instructs a wide variety of merit badges from forestry to mammal study. 

Scoutcraft Director: Minimum age 18. Has BSA background. Leads overnight trips and instructs in basic camping skills. 

Shooting Sports Director: Minimum age 21. Attends National Camp School. Instructs youth in safety and marksmanship with .22 caliber rifles, shotguns and pistols. 

Trading Post Manager: Manages inventories, retail sales and snack food services of the Trading Post. 

Youth (Below 18) Positions

Aquatics Instructor: Minimum age 16. Assists with all aquatics merit badges, instructional swim and troop program hour activities. 

Camp Office Clerk: Minimum age 15. Works with Camp Director and Program Director to complete all Camp Office tasks, including entering information about merit badge completion with online registration system. 
Dining Hall Steward: Minimum age 15. Serves food, washes dishes and maintains clean kitchen and dining hall. 

Kitchen Staff: Minimum age 15. Assists Cook with food preparation, washes dishes and maintains clean kitchen and dining hall. 

Merit Badge Instructor: Minimum age 15. Teaches scouts the requirements for the merit badges in the following program areas: Handicraft, Nature, Scoutcraft, Shooting Sports, Tkahsaha (1st year camper program). 

Quartermaster: Minimum age 15. Issues camp equipment and assists in camp maintenance. 

Trading Post Staff: Minimum age 15. Assists with trading post sales and maintains cleanliness of Trading Post. 


Counselor In Training Position (CIT): Minimum age 14. Attends staff training week and then works a maximum of two weeks and learns the skills necessary to instruct merit badges and earn some merit badges while at camp.

File Name Description
2024 Summer Camp Staff Application Download