Employment Opportunities

Summer Camp Staff Opportunities

Why work at a fast food or retail establishment that focuses on sales when you can have opportunities like these:

  • Make lots of new friends in your area and from other states
  • Spend a summer in the great outdoors where nature prevails
  • Acquire experiential education (learning by doing) and new skills that will last a lifetime
  • Learn how to lead others and to apply leadership skills
  • Be part of an effective team and cooperate with others to get things done

Working on a camp staff is a fun way to spend your summer, and it gives you the opportunity to make a difference in the life of each and every Scout that comes to camp. While being a counselor can be a demanding job, the rewards are endless as you forge memories that will last a lifetime.

Qualifications of a Staff Member:

  • Be at least 15 years old.
  • A positive attitude and a strong work ethic.
  • A willingness to live by the Scout Oath & Law.
  • A desire to have fun and make a lasting impact on the life of a scout.

Are you 14 years old, or 15 and can’t commit for the whole summer? Check out our CIT Program.

Apply Here

District Executive

Since 1910, Scouting has helped mold the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The Boy Scouts of America believes and understands that helping youth puts us on a path towards a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society.

Today’s professional Scouters are a diverse group of men and women sharing a dynamic career offering independence, achievement, and stability. This is work that makes a difference, work that calls one to continual learning and challenge, work that offers solid compensation, benefits and advancement.


The District Executive selected will:

  • Work with a volunteer board of directors and other community and business leaders to identify, recruit, train, guide, and inspire them to become involved in youth programs.
  • Achieve progress towards specific goals and objectives which include volunteer recruitment and training, program development through collaborative relationships, fundraising, and membership recruitment and retention.
  • Be responsible for extending programs to religious, civic, fraternal, educational, and other community-based organizations through volunteers.
  • Secure adequate financial support in assigned area.  Achieve net income and participation objectives for assigned campaigns and activities.
  • Recruit leadership for finance campaign efforts to meet the financial needs of the organization.
  • Ensure that all program sites are served through volunteers, regular leader meetings, training events and activities.
  • Collaborate with adult volunteers and oversee achievement of training for their respective role.
  • Be a good role model and recognize the importance of working relationships with other professionals and volunteers.  The executive must have communication skills and be able to explain the program’s goals and objectives to the public.
  • Provide quality service through timely communication, regular meetings, training events and activities.
  • Have a willingness and ability to devote long and irregular hours to achieve council and district objectives.


Desired Skills:

  • Strong marketing, fundraising and program development background is highly desired.
  • Non-profit, fundraising or sales experience is a plus.
  • Must be comfortable with public speaking and interacting with diverse audiences. Excellent people skills, enthusiastic, punctual, responsible and creative.
  • Self-motivated individual with solid time management skills and strong organizational skills in management, budgeting, and planning.
  • Committed to personal and professional productivity, while maintaining high ethical and professional working standards.



  • Must be willing to accept and meet the Boy Scout of America’s leadership and membership standards and subscribe to the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university (transcript with the date degree conferred stated is required for employment).
  • Attained 21 years of age or older unless prohibited by any applicable law.
  • Ability to work varied hours when necessary, evening activities and weekend work is frequently required to achieve positive objectives.
  • Ability to travel for training at least once a year for one to two weeks.
  • A Scouting background is helpful but not required for employment.
  • Offers for employment are subject to criminal, reference and motor vehicle background checks.



The Cradle of Liberty Council is an equal opportunity employer. In addition to offering a starting salary of $38,000, Professional Scouting offers benefits to include major medical, prescription coverage, dental, vision, life-insurance, long-term disability, accidental death, tax-deferred retirement plan, plus compensation for authorized and approved business-related expenses to include phone and mileage reimbursement. We also offer generous paid time off policy and 12 holiday observances.


How to apply:

Qualified candidates must submit cover letter and resume with salary history attention to Greg Osborn, Chief Operating Officer, to jobs@colbsa.org or mail to 1485 Valley Forge Road, Wayne, PA 19087. Only the most qualified candidates will be contacted.


Additional information on a career as a District Executive can be found at this link: http://www.scouting.org/Careers/WorkingWithUs/EssentialSkills.aspx

Program Specialist Position Description & Responsibilities

Commitment: Give leadership to the development and maintenance of quality Scouting programs located in underserved communities in accordance with the Boy Scouts of America’s Mission Statement below.


A Program Specialist will engage Scouts in active and imaginative activities and will draw in and manage parents and potential leaders. Program Specialists need to be self-starters, self-motivated, be able to work independently and have a desire for community involvement.


Job Requirements:                                                   Compensation:

Preferably a College Student or Graduate                 $20 hour

(Excellent for Education Majors)                                Bonuses/Incentives Available

Must be at least 21 years of age

Must pass a background check and submit required PA clearances


Specific Responsibilities:

  • Scout meeting(s) will be conducted once a week for a least 1½ hours. Ensure 32 weeks of weekly meetings or outings. You will be provided with weekly program planning materials, supplies and a syllabus. If needed, revise or develop additional weekly program plans to meet the needs of your Scouts.
  • You will be required to attend a Program Specialist Orientation, staff meetings, mandatory training sessions, and other meetings assigned by your staff leader.
  • You will be provided with a Program Specialist Delivery System Manual and other support materials. You will need to familiarize yourself with and follow the policies and procedures of the Cradle of Liberty Council and the Boy Scouts of America.
  • You are required wear a Scout uniform shirt or staff shirt at all meetings and activities involving youth. (to be provided).
  • Help identify and recruit parental involvement at your site(s).
  • Ensure that every youth participant will earn a minimum of One (1) rank advancement during the program year by providing a quality program.
  • Provide field trips or outings for each of your scouting units. This may include summer camp.
  • Coordinate council-approved unit fundraising programs for the youth in your program.
  • Meet at least monthly with your staff leader to review progress.


Contact: Stacey Graham, 484-654-9267,  stacey.graham@scouting.org