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From Scouting Magazine...summer jobs. Now, I wouldn't go and quit my job just yet, but if you are a young scouter around the 18 to 22 year old range, this is a great oppertunity.

 

Help Wanted

Attention, Scouts and leaders 18 or older: Super summer jobs await you at the BSAs three high-adventure bases. Heres how to apply:

 

Florida National High Adventure Sea Base

 

Summer hires: 150

 

Pay: $900 per month and upmore for specialty positions. Includes room and board.

 

Positions: program, retail, and food-service staff. Specialized positions such as scuba instructors and boat captains require prior certification.

 

Contact: P. O. Box 1906, Islamorada, FL 33036; 305-664-5612,bsaseabase.org.

 

Northern Tier National High Adventure Bases

 

Summer hires: 200

 

Pay: varies by position; firstyear staffers generally make $936.79 a month, plus room and board.

 

Positions: canoe-trip leaders and outfitting staff.

 

Contact: P. O. Box 509, Ely, MN 55731-0509; 218-365-4811,info@ntier.org.

 

Philmont Scout Ranch

 

Summer hires: 1,000

 

Pay: $950 a month, plus room and board.

 

Positions: trek rangers, backcountry interpreters, and craft counselors.

 

Contact: 17 Deer Run Road, Cimarron, NM 87714; 575-376-2281,philstaff@philmontscoutranch.org.

 

 

 

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Actually, I know young adult teachers (up to 30 or so) who spend their summers as Philstaff... 900 a month with room and board paid is not a bad wage...

 

For most of these positions, prior experience in a Council level camp program is very desirable.

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if you have some money to SPEND and want to got to Europe on the cheap, try the European Camp Staff Program. Free food, free shelter, and 1/2 your travel expenses paid for when you return. You commit to working a minimum of 6 weeks at a camp in Europe. I did 11 weeks.

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For the record my son worked at philmont on 09 and they did take money out of his check for room and board.

 

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Scoutfish,

 

 

We saw the same add ---- I sent it on to my nephew who's going to be graduating with a music degree from a liberal arts college in the spring. I also suggested he could consider applying for local camp staff positions as well.

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Here's a thought...train as a raft guide at our Reservation, then, when BSA opens their new high adventure base in West Virginia, be the first to sign on...

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As someone who has been down the New River three times, I would be very hesitant to go down river with a 16-18 year old Scout with limited experience as my guide. The commercial guides are professionals with years of experience, skill, and physical stamina. And the situation there can be life threatening. While I appreciate what scouts can accomplish, in myh mind, I'm going to leave it to the professionals.

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I would love to work on Camp Staff again. Maybe when I retire I'll be able to do it again.

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Eagle 90 - there are age limits for raft guides, and our Reservation produces guides that are in demand by other New River outfitters. It will take years for BSA National to produce the quality of guides that we turn out...

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@le Voyageur - The Summit property is heavily focused on economic development of the area. As a result believe the current plan is to outsource much of the high adventure program similar to Sea Base, where a commercial outfitter will be used. The upfront cost to independently develop a rafting program is too high for a program that has no footing yet.

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