Summer’s a special time for Scouting. More than any other season, it’s an opportunity for youth to have long and ambitious adventures away from home at Scouting summer camps.
For Rover Scouts, working at Scout camps can make for an adventurous international Scouting experience. It’s a wonderful way to experience new cultures, learn new languages and make new friends from other parts of the world. And, just like working at a Scouts Canada summer camp, an international Scouting work experience will help you to develop a wide variety of skills, including technical outdoor expertise and youth leadership.
If you are looking to embark on a great international Scouting adventure, consider apply to one of these programs.
Kandersteg International Scout Centre, Switzerland
If you’re looking for an amazing Scouting experience overseas, it would be hard to beat Kandersteg International Scout Centre in Switzerland. Applications for Summer 2018 are due December 31, and require written confirmation of your membership status from Scouts Canada. If you are interested in applying, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by 11:59am EST on December 19 for a letter of introduction.
The Boy Scouts of America’s International Camp Staff Program
There are literally hundreds of Scout camps in the United States, and the Boy Scouts of America’s International Camp Staff Program is designed to help Rover Scouts from around the world find amazing summer jobs working at them. You could find yourself this summer at one of the BSA’s exciting national High Adventure bases: Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico, Florida Sea Base in the Florida Keys, Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia or Northern Tier in Minnesota!
Send your completed application to:
c/o Marc Chamberland, Director of Program
1345 Baseline Road
Or email your application to: email@example.com. Applications are due January 1, 2018.
Northern Tier High Adventure Program
For an international Scouting summer camp experience right here on Canadian soil, the Northern Tier High Adventure program has a base camp near Atikokan, Ontario and another in Bissett, Manitoba. There are roles for both base and trail staff. Positions are filling up, so apply soon! You might just get to spend your summer introducing American Scouts to the Canadian wilderness on backcountry canoeing adventures in Ontario’s Quetico Provincial Park and Manitoba’s Atikaki Provincial Wilderness Park. Paddle. Portage. Get paid.