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Summer Camp Staff - Resident Camp
Boy Scouts of America Cascade Pacific Council Portland, OR

Summer Camp Staff - Resident Camp

Boy Scouts of America Cascade Pacific Council
Portland, OR
  • Summer
Job Description

The Cascade Pacific Council is proud to hire over 250 enthusiastic camp staff members annually to serve in a variety of positions at our 4 resident camps delivering adventure to Scouts safely. Positions include: program area directors and assistants, office staff, sales staff, cooks, and maintenance. Whether you are new to scouting or a seasoned scouter all are welcome to apply if they share the same spirit of fun and learning our campers are looking for in the outdoors. Each and every staff member has the power to make a difference in the life of a scout and summer camp is the best place to make it happen.

Mission Statement:
"The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law."

We accomplish this at our camps by finding the most motivated and enthusiastic individuals in the area that want to make a difference in young people's lives through the instruction of games, leadership skills, and FUN!

  • Full-season availability preferred
  • Some outdoor camping experience
  • Enjoy working outside
  • Have a passion for working with youth
General Responsibilities: Resident Camp Staff (General)
  • Maintain a fun, welcoming, and safe environment for our campers and visitors
  • Set a good example by serving as a role model for campers
  • Work collaboratively with other staff members in a variety of activities and programs
  • Assists campers in activities and program as needed
  • Participate in pre-camp training week
  • Other duties as assigned to specific position or by camp management
  • Perform duties consistent with with the Scout Oath and Law
  • Be familiar with and follow BSA Youth Protection, Guide to Safe Scouting, and BSA Safety policies and guidelines
  • Must be at least 16 years of age when camp starts. (May volunteer as a Staff-in-Training if 15+)
  • If hired, must register as a member of the Boy Scouts of America
  • Applicants over age 18 must apply as an adult member and pass a criminal background check
  • Training available for specialized positions
  • Submit a completed application
  • Provide 2 references (not relatives or organization employees)
  • Valid First Aid/CPR/AED certification recommended
  • Some Area Director positions require National Camp School certifications, training assessed after hiring

Even if you have no Scouting experience, you are still encouraged to apply !!!

Resident Camp Information

Cub Scout Resident Camps serve youth aged 6-10 (Cub Scouts) who attend resident camp with their local Scouting group and leaders. Resident camps operate from three days at a time. Cub Scout resident camps that the council operates include:

  • Camp Baldwin (east of Mt. Hood) 3-night/4-day sessions 9-10 year olds
  • Butte Creek Scout Ranch, 3-night/4-day sessions, twice a week

Scouts BSA Resident Camps serve youth ages 11-17 (Scouts BSA) who attend resident camp with their local Scouting group and leaders. Scouts BSA Resident Camps are week-long, 6-night/7-day programs that include:

  • Camp Baldwin (Mt.Hood)
  • Camp Meriwether (Oregon Coast)
  • Camp Pioneer (Mt.Jefferson)

Calendar of session dates can be found here:

Program and Support Areas:

A table of camp positions is provided below. Positions are organized by area, role, and requirement. Training Provided for early hires.

('^' require an adult 18 years of age or older, '*' require an adult 21 years of age or older)




LifeguardAquatics Director*


Assistant Wrangler


Head Wrangler*


Handicraft AssistantHandicraft Director^

Food Service

Kitchen Assistant

Assistant Cook^

Dining Hall Steward

Head Cook^

Food Service Director^

High Adventure

Climbing assistant

Climbing Staff^

Bikes Assistant^

Outbound Assistant^

Climbing Director*

Bikes Director^

Outbound Director*


Assistant Ranger^



Assistant Health Officer^Health Officer^


Nature AssistantNature Director^

Outdoor Skills

Campcraft / Scoutcraft Assistant

Frontier Fort Staff

Campcraft / Scoutcraft Director^

Frontier Fort Director^


Office Manager

Trading Post Assistant

Business Manager*

Trading Post Director^

Scout Skills

Trail to First Class Assistant

Obie Rangers Assistant

Trail to First Class Director^

Obie Rangers Director^

Shooting Sports

Shooting Sports Assistant

Shooting Sports Director*

Archery/BB's/Black-powder/Rifle/Shotgun Director^


After submitting your application look for an email confirming your application and follow-up information about Winter interview session dates, times, and locations in February and March. Applications submitted after Winter interview sessions will be contacted individually to schedule an interview. If you are unable to attend a Winter interview session please contact our Camping Department, at (503) 225-5706

Cascade Pacific Council is an equal opportunity employer

Cascade Pacific Council is an equal opportunity employer. In keeping with the policies of the Boy Scouts of America, the rules for acceptance and participation in the camp program are the same for everyone without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability.

The Cascade Pacific Council, Boy Scouts of America, fosters a culture of diversity and inclusion that makes it enriching to participate, volunteer and work in the Scouting program.

We invite all people to get involved in Scouting, mindful of the importance of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, socioeconomic status, religion, physical ability and political belief.

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.

The Boy Scouts of America is a alcohol, tobacco, and drug free program


Boy Scouts of America Cascade Pacific Council

Portland, OR
97201 USA


Sports and Recreation

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