Opportunities

Opportunities

A number of opportunities such as training courses, summer jobs, scholarships, and special programs are available to Boy Scouts.

Scholarships
View a listing of some of the scholarships that are available to Scouts.

Order of the Arrow 

More than 180,000 members strong, the Order of the Arrow recognizes Scouts and Scouters who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives.

National Eagle Scout Association [NESA]  

The NESA Web site provides information about becoming a member, assistance for Life Scouts pursuing the Eagle rank, information about scholarships for Eagle Scouts, and an array of resources for members.

National Youth Leadership Training 

National Youth Leadership Training is an exciting, action-packed program designed for councils to provide youth members with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home troops.

National Youth Leadership Society 

One of our strengths is shaping leaders who have a strong foundation of values and who know how to serve others, and we have had 100 years of practice. Now, as we begin to celebrate that rich century of leadership development, we introduce the National Youth Leadership Society. Its purpose is to recognize youth members of the BSA who have learned and practiced outstanding leadership skills—the elite of our program.

BSA High Adventure Bases 

The BSA operates three national high-adventure bases and programs, with a fourth set to open in 2013.

  • Philmont Scout Ranch and the Double H Ranch in the mountains of New Mexico provide excellent backpacking treks.
  • The Florida National High Adventure Sea Base is set in the Florida Keys and offers many aquatic and boating adventures.
  • The Northern Tier National High Adventure Program, based in northern Minnesota with two satellite bases in Canada, provides a variety of unforgettable canoe treks and programs.
  • The newest addition, The Summit Bechtel National Scout Reserve, is in the wilds of West Virginia on more than 10,000 acres. The Summit will offer Scouts the ultimate high-adventure outdoor playground and will be the permanent home of the national Scout jamboree beginning in 2013.

Staff Needed for High-Adventure Bases 

The Florida National High Adventure Sea Base, Northern Tier National High Adventure Program, and Philmont Scout Ranch annually seek applications from qualified men and women.

Philmont Scout Ranch 

The Boy Scouts of America’s premier high-adventure base challenges Scouts and with more than 200 square miles of rugged New Mexico wilderness.

Working at Philmont 

A wide variety of paid positions are available a Philmont, where over 850 staff members operate and support Philmont’s program and Training Center.

European Camp Staff Program 

Through the European Camp Staff program, young leaders from the Boy Scouts of America have the opportunity to learn more about Scouting in Europe by working at a European Scout center.

Acquire Life Skills at Scout Camp 

Explore the opportunities for a variety of summer camp staff jobs at 420 Scout camps, 60 council high-adventure programs, and three national high-adventure bases.

NJCOS Eagle Scout Scholarship Programs 

The National Jewish Committee on Scouting awards national scholarships to the Eagle Scouts that may be used to attend a college, university, or school selected by the student.

PADI Scholarship Program 

The Professional Association of Diving Instructors offers a multilevel scholarship program to introduce Scouts who meet minimum requirements (as specified in the Scuba Diving merit badge pamphlet) to the exciting underwater world. View the 2010 Recipients.

 

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