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Season Camp Staff Employment

The Hood Scout Reservation (HSR) seeks seasonal staff to operate and support its summer programs.  Positions are varied and include overall camp support in addition to specializations within each of our different program areas.  Be a part of one the best camp staffs in the southeast- we need your help to give our Scouts the fun and adventure of their lives!

How to Apply for Summer Camp Employment

Complete the online application . You’ll be given the opportunity to select up to three positions of interest.

Employment Forms

I-9 Form
W2 Form
MS State Tax Withholding Form

Additional Forms

Adult Leader Application –

Training – For Youth Protection Training and Hazardous Weather Training
Season Staff Sexual Harassment Training

Basic Qualifications for Employment 
  • – The minimum age requirement for summer camp staff is 15. Some positions require a minimum age of 16, 18, or 21 years old.
  • – You must legally able to work in the United States – every applicant who is offered a job will be required to complete – Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification) and present the required documentation.
  • – You do not have to be a current member of the Boy Scouts of America to apply for season employment, however if offered a position you will be required to become a member of the Boy Scouts of America.
  • – You must agree to submit to a criminal background check.
  • – Prior to your arrival at Hood Scout Reservation, you must obtain a medical exam by a certified and licensed physician (MD, DO), nurse practitioner, or physician assistant. You will be required to present the BSA’s Annual Health and Medical Record form, completed and signed by a medical professional.
  • – Those intending to work at the Hood Scout Reservation should be aware that the average temperature from June to July is 90 to 95+ degrees and with 100 percent humidity.
  • – Finally,  you must have enthusiasm for working with youth,  you must have sound judgement and decision-making skills plus be warm, caring and patient.
Benefits of Working at HSR 
  • – Paid weekly (either by direct deposit or check)
  • – Room (Staff Cabin or Tent) & Board (Meals) provided
  • – Professional Certification Training (Depending on the Program Area)
  • – Develop new skills by working with youth and adults
  • – Create friendships that last a a lifetime!

Lifeguard, Aquatic & Waterfront Staff

The Council actively recruits, trains and certifies qualified Lifeguards, Lifeguard Instructors, Aquatic Merit Badge Instructors, Waterfront Staff, and Aquatic Instructors to help with Aquatics.  Scouts 15 years and older are invited to join us in making Hood Scout Reservation a year-round waterfront destination.