Employment Opportunities

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Do I Have What It Takes?

The Boy Scouts of America has identified five essential skills needed to succeed as a District Executive which is the entry level executive position within 289 BSA local council offices. Watch these five video segments to learn more.

The Professional Scouter Should:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Must become a registered member of the BSA
  • Have attained age 21 unless prohibited by any applicable law
  • Be people-oriented, having the ability to work well with adult volunteers, community and business leaders, and representatives of other organizations
  • Be able to work varied hours when necessary to achieve positive objectives
  • Believe in the BSA and subscribe to its principles and standards
  • Successfully complete the BSA’s online Selection Research Interview (SRI)

Does Scouting Offer What I Want?

The Boy Scouts of America offers one of the most rewarding career opportunities for college graduates and for professionals who are searching for a career change that will have significant impact on their communities.

Think about it: your career has an enormous impact on your life. Often, your career determines where you live and how you feel about yourself. Making that career choice is a vitally important decision. Why not take a step toward leadership and consider working as a professional Scouter with the Boy Scouts of America?

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 professional Scouter.

If you are presently in college, some of the majors and college classes that could be of benefit for professional Scouting are liberal arts, education, marketing, communications, business administration, social sciences, and American Humanics®.

Our Team

What do professionals in Scouting do every day? The responsibilities are as broad as the tasks are varied, and no two days are the same for a typical Scouting district executive. No matter where they work, in the city, the suburbs, or the countryside, one thing is for certain—this is anything but a “cubicle” job.

Our field staff are typically found in the community, not behind a desk.The job of the professional Scouter is to inspire, recruit, train, and support the BSA’s adult volunteers. In addition, they work with community leaders to rally public support for Scouting.

What about Benefits?

Medical
The BSA Medical Plan provides comprehensive coverage for medical expenses and prescriptions. It also includes a wellness program for participating employees and their enrolled spouses.

Dental
The BSA Dental Assistance Plan provides assistance with covered dental expenses.

Vision
The BSA Vision Care Plan provides an annual eye exam and includes coverage for glasses or contact lenses.

Long-Term Disability Plan
The BSA Long-Term Disability Plan provides 60% of a participant’s regular monthly income (less other income received) when an eligible employee becomes disabled and unable to work.

Group Life Insurance
The BSA Group Life Insurance Plan offers Basic Life at 1 x annual salary; Optional Life, up to 6 x annual salary; and two levels of Dependent Life Insurance for eligible dependents.

Group Accident Insurance
The BSA Group Accident Insurance Plan provides a benefit when a loss is sustained as a result of accidental death or bodily injury, on or off the job.

Scout Executives’ Alliance
The BSA Scout Executives’ Alliance is a fellowship fund conceived and administered by professional Scouters. The fund is fully insured through a term life policy and has no cash value.

Retirement Plan
The BSA continues to offer a defined benefit plan that provides for a lifetime income based upon salary and years of credited benefit service. Employees are eligible to enter the plan after one year of employment and become vested after five years of eligible service.

Tax-Deferred Annuities
Tax-deferred annuities are also available as an additional retirement plan option. These plans provide a tax advantage to employees and supplement their income during retirement.

Additional Benefits
In addition to the annual salary, most positions include the following benefits:
– Travel reimbursement
– Mobile phone reimbursement
– Business laptop

What about Diversity, Opportunity and Community?

Scouting fosters the spirit of diversity and inclusiveness among its youth members and adult volunteers, as well as among national and local council employees. Our values are reflected in homes, churches, schools, and businesses and civic organizations in communities both large and small; urban, suburban, and rural.

Summer Camp Employment Opportunities

Does this describe you or someone you know? You love the outdoors. You love hiking and biking and sailing. And – your good friend says you’re great with kids. If you relate to this, then there’s the perfect place waiting for you at an MCC Boy Scout or Cub Scout Resident Summer Camp this summer. Over half a million college & high school students will find their way from their campus to camp this summer to fill openings at camps across the United States. The MCC will employ over 500 Scouts and Scouters at our camps this summer!

Imagine a job where almost anything is possible

  • Live, play, and work in the great outdoors.
  • Go on active adventures.
  • Experience the awesome diversity of our MCC camps.
  • Make new friends from all over — even from other countries.
  • Bank more money than you think — with few expenses.
  • Become a child’s hero.
  • Learn leadership skills.Summer Camp jobs offer invaluable skill-building, leadership, training, and enrichment opportunities that can’t be found anywhere else! Regardless of your college major, camp experiences allow you to learn and develop skills that will enhance your job marketability. The benefits go far beyond a paycheck, too. Business executives often note that experience as a camp counselor translates into excellent management and personnel skills. College credit can sometimes be obtained from working at camp. Check with your college advisor to see if you qualify.

For more information on working at our camps this summer, contact Outdoor Adventures at Camp.Michigan@Scouting.org , the Outdoor Adventures staff member listed below, or download the summer camp staff application from the Outdoor Adventures Forms & Resources page (Summer Camp Employment section). Interviews are now being scheduled, don’t miss out on the opportunity of a lifetime!

For Summer Camp Opportunities, contact our Outdoor Adventures Staff below:

  • Cole Canoe Base Boy Scout Resident Summer Camp – Gus Chutorash
  • Camp Rotary Boy Scout Resident Summer Camp – Andrew Wright
  • D-bar-A Scout Ranch Boy Scout Resident Summer Camp – Jerry Deeg
  • D-bar-A Scout Ranch Cub Scout Resident Summer Camp – Dianna Marsh
  • Gerber Scout Reservation Boy Scout Resident Summer Camp – Shawn Dennany
  • Gerber Scout Reservation Cub Scout Resident Summer Camp – Dianna Marsh
  • Rota-Kiwan Scout Reservation Cub Scout Resident Summer Camp – Dianna Marsh
  • Rota-Kiwan Scout Reservation Summer Time Adventure Camp – Dianna Marsh
  • Camp Munhacke Cub Scout Resident Summer Camp – Dianna Marsh

SUMMER CAMP EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT OPENINGS

Apply online or contact the local Field Service Council service center

Unit Service Executive
Midland, MI

Unit Service Executive
Flint, MI

Unit Service Executive
Jackson, MI

Executive Assistant
Grand Rapids, MI

HEROES Program Facilitator
Benton Harbor, MI

HEROES Program Facilitator
Kalamazoo, MI

ScoutReach Program Aide
Lansing, MI

FIVE ESSENTIAL SKILLS FOR SCOUTING PROFESSIONALS

BUILD AND EMPOWER A TEAM

BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS

SALESMANSHIP

TIME MANAGEMENT

PROJECT MANAGEMENT