Join the Camp Staff!


Are you tired of doing the same old routine? We are looking for men and women to serve on the Camp Lowden summer camp staff. Most Scouts consider serving on the camp staff as a highlight in their scouting career. Opportunities range from age 14 (CIT), age 15 (salaried staff), to adult positions; swimming, boating, rifle, archery, scoutcraft, handicraft, nature, trading post, kitchen, and commissioner service.

The Boy Scouts of America is an equal opportunity employer that hires both females and males, as well as people of all ages and ethnic groups, diverse cultures, and mixed abilities.

Why apply for a Camp Staff position? Here are a few of the many reasons that are frequently expressed:
  • To make lots of new friends in your area, other states, and even other countries
  • To spend a summer in the great outdoors where nature prevails
  • To acquire experiential education (learning by doing) and new skills that will last a lifetime
  • To be part of an effective team and to cooperate with others to get things done
  • To learn how to lead others and to apply leadership skills
  • To undertake and fulfill meaningful challenges and to earn the satisfaction of doing a job well
  • To work with youth and adults of all ages
  • To serve others (the most noble and fulfilling pursuit of all)
  • To give something back for the opportunities you have received
  • To live in a wholesome environment based on the Scout Oath and Law
  • To have meaningful spiritual experiences
  • To have the advice, counsel, and support of senior staff who are dedicated to helping you succeed
  • To be paid and receive food and lodging in return for something challenging and fun
  • To be considered for jobs of greater responsibility and to receive letters of recommendation for other pursuits
Why work at a fast food or retail establishment that focuses on sales when you can have opportunities like these that will prepare you for more meaningful endeavors?



Interview information



  • The date for 2017 camp staff interviews is Wednesday, December 28, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the council office, 2820 McFarland Rd., Rockford, IL. Call Emily at 815-397-0210 to schedule your interview time.
  • Be sure to submit a completed staff application prior scheduling an interview time (see below for the application).



  • How To Apply



    Summer camp staff applications are available at the council service center or click on a link below to download a printable version.
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  • Camp Staff Application

    Return to:
              Blackhawk Area Council
              Attn: Program Director
              2820 McFarland Rd.
              Rockford, IL 61107

  • Need More Info?



    If you have any questions, please contact:
    • Blackhawk Area Council Office
      815-397-0210