Climbing Director

The Climbing Director is responsible for the Summer Camp Climbing Program at Medicine Mountain Scout Ranch. There are two climbing classes each week capped at 6 participants aged 14 and older. The climbing is done on real rock face climbing routes in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota.


  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Must possess a basic knowledge of Climbing aims and methods.
  • Must hold a current BSA National Camping School certification for the Climbing Section.
    • MMSR will send a qualified candidate to camping school and cover those training fees & travel costs
  • C.P.R. certified.
    • Will have opportunity to be CPR trained during staff training at camp if not already certified
  • Must be a registered member of the Boy Scouts of America.
  • Must practice the Scout Oath and Law as a way of life.


  • Directly responsible to the Program Director.
  • Follow and maintain the policies of the Black Hills Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, and local, state, and federal laws.
  • Attend all Area Directors meetings.
  • Responsible for precisely following the National guidelines for Climbing to ensure safety.
  • Keeps the equipment storage area neat and clean with a usage log for each piece of equipment.
  • Responsible for keeping a daily log of all Climbing participants.
  • Responsible for recruiting participants for Climbing as campers arrive.
  • Responsible for thoroughly training and managing his/her Climbing staff.
  • Responsible for teaching Climbing¬† Merit Badge Skills. Complete and provide all merit badge documentation as scheduled by the Program Director.
  • Using a written checklist, performs a visual check of the facilities and equipment including hardware and anchor points before each session.
  • Responsible for ordering all necessary supplies from the Program Director in a timely manner and to order first aid supplies directly form the Health Officer.
  • Submits a detailed report on the Climbing Section prior to leaving camp, which includes a complete, accurate inventory and evaluation of all Climbing staff members, along with suggestions for improving next years program.
  • Certified in standard or advance first aid (or equivalent).
  • Participates in camp wide events.
  • Performs other duties as may be assigned by the Program Director, Business Manager, and Camp Director.


Report to camp June 1st (for Staff Week Training) and Camp ends July 24th. The camp staff goes out of camp every Saturday to tour and visit the local tourist destinations of the Black Hills including Mount Rushmore, Devils Tower, Custer State Park, Badlands National Park and many more.

Housing is provided in staff cabin, 3 meals a day each each week from Sunday Lunch – Saturday Breakfast.

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