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April 2017 Update - Broad Creek still needs a few staff members for summer camp in 2017. If you know any Scouts or Scouters who might be interested, please have them apply above and contact the BAC Camping Department. Positions remaining are:


2 Van Drivers (Age 21 or older)

1 Aquatics Staff Member (Age 18 or older prefered)

1 Order of the Hemlocks Staff Member (Older Boy Program, Age 18 or older)

Counselor-in-Training Staff Members (see information below)

Broad Creek Camp Staff (Seasonal paid positions)

Do you have the Scouting knowledge and spirit to work on Camp Staff at Broad Creek? If so, our camps are always looking for great staff members. If you are that person or know a Scout or Scouter that would make a difference on our staff, please have them complete an application. A summer of fun, fellowship, hard work, and uncounted rewards awaits!

It is critical to apply as soon as possible. We are holding two interview dates in the fall of 2016, making one of these two is important as we will be offering official employment to staff starting December 31st, 2016. If you can not make one of these two dates, applications will be reviewed for remaining open positions starting January 1st, 2017. Mark the below dates on your calendar so you do not miss out:


Interview Dates

  • October 8th, 2016 - 9am at Camp Saffran (for both Cub Scout and Boy Scout Staff), 1929 Susquehanna Hall Road, Whiteford, MD.
  • December 10th, 2016 - 9am at BAC Service Center (for both Cub Scout and Boy Scout Staff), 701 Wyman Park Drive, Baltimore MD.


Staff Development Weekends

  • September 9-11, 2016 - OA Ordeal, camp staff will help with camp projects.
  • October 7-9, 2016 - Staff alumn i weekend, OA Fall Fellowship, camp staff will work on camp projects.
  • February 17-19, 2017 - Camp staff will primarily focus on development and program design.
  • April 28-30, 2017 - OA Ordeal, camp staff will help with camp projects and required training.
  • May 5-7, 2017 - OA Ordeal, camp staff will work on camp projects and required training.
  • June 9-11, 2017 - Camp staff will start setting up Broad Creek for summer camp.

There is another opportunity to help out on "pre-camp staff", which will run from the June work weekend till the begining of staff week. This staff will be a relatively small group, selected by the Broad Creek Rangers and Council Program Director. They will be helping the Rangers prepare Broad Creek for summer camp. We will be ready to meet staff arriving as early as 5pm Friday. If you will be arriving later than 8pm, let us know ahead of time.


General Requirements

  • Minimum Age - Must be 15 on or before June 1st, 2017.
  • Registration in Scouting - All staff members must be registered with the BSA prior to working at camp. Registration can be secured at the time of hire.
  • Uniforms - The staff is expected to set an example of excellence, which includes proper uniform wear.
  • Salaries - Will be based on the position, responsibility, and qualifications.
  • Training - All staff members must report in time for staff training.

It is the policy of the Boy Scouts of America to offer equal employment opportunity, training, development, advancement and continuation of employment on the basis of relative qualifications and ability without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, or physical handicap that is unrelated to an individual?s ability to perform the job assignment. Applicants are not required to give any information on this form that is prohibited by federal, state, or local law. Your completed application will be given every consideration, but with its receipt does not in any way imply that the applicant will be employed.

Specifically, matters affecting employment, volunteer work, application of both, respectively, and clientele, the Baltimore Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, will take affirmative action to insure that each employee, volunteer, applicant, and client will be accorded equal treatment. The commitment to this policy applies uniformly to all levels of administration.


Counselor-In-Training Program (Seasonal un-paid positions)

Broad Creek offers a Counselor-In-Training (CIT) program for Scouts who will be 14 years of age by June 1st, 2017. Applicants must be registered with an active Boy Scout Troop, Explorer Post, or Venture Crew. During your session as a CIT you will experience assignments in all areas of camp operations. This is an opportunity to find out if summer camp staff is for you, and what area you are best fitted for. Preference in selecting camp staff for future years will be determined by successful completeion of your training and the CIT experience.

As you considere this opportunity, you and your parents should be aware that your pay would be the training you receive. Your room and board will be provided to you, along with Health and Accident insurance at no cost. The CIT program encourages Scouts to attned summer camp with their unit. However, the CIT must be availible for staff week, and a minimum of at least two additional program weeks (total of 3 weeks during the summer camp season). Working the entire summer is a possibility if you are interested and the Camp Director/Program Director approve of you staying.

As a CIT, you will follow the rules and regulations of the camp at all times. These rules and regulations are defined in the staff manual that you will receive. Scouts interested should submit a staff application (linked above), attend the staff development weekends (shown above), and attend a staff interview (shown above).


Required Documents to Work at Camp:

I-9 Eligibility of Employment

W-4 Federal Withholding

MW507 Maryland Withholding

2014 BSA Annual Medical Form Printing


2017 Calendar:

Jan 1 - Campership Applications Open

Jan 7 - Jingle Bell Beaver Day

Feb 17-19 - SC Staff Work Weekend

Mar 15 - Campership Applications Close

Apr 14-16 - Easter - Camp Closed

Apr 15 - Summer Camp Early Bird Registration Ends

Apr 28-30 - SC Staff Work Weekend

May 5-7 - SC Staff Work Weekend

May 5-7 - Religious Retreat, Spencer

May 26-28 - Memorial Day - Camp Closed

June 9-11 - SC Staff Work Weekend

July 1 - Aug 5 - Summer Camp

Sep 2-4 - Labor Day - Camp Closed

Sep 16 - 5K BC Run, Saffran, Oest

Nov 24-26 - Thanksgiving - Camp Closed

Dec 22-24 - Christmas - Camp Closed