ECOLOGY STAFF | Goshen Scout Reservation (Camp Olmsted, Camp Bowman, Camp Marriott)


The Goshen Scout Reservation is hiring seasonal summer camp staff to work at the Ecology program areas, including activities such as environmental science, fishing, forestry, mammal study, reptile and amphibian study, and more!

Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, the Goshen Scout Reservation is home to 5 Scout Summer Camps: 3 Scouts BSA Resident Camps, 1 Webelos/AOL Resident Camp, and 1 High Adventure Base.

Camp Olmsted, Camp Bowman, and Camp Marriott are the 3 Scouts BSA Camps at GSR, each offering a wide variety of merit badge programs in areas including aquatics, shooting sports, handicraft, scoutcraft, ecology, and more! Learn about Each GSR camp and their unique program opportunities at

Goshen Scout Reservation is committed to providing a program to youth and adult campers that is both exciting and comprehensive in knowledge. Our staff teach essential skills that create a foundation for the scouting program. As a staff member, you will have many opportunities to make lasting impressions on the campers and show them the wonders of the outdoors!

Dates of Employment

June 15, 2024 – July 30, 2024*

*Select Area Director positions may be asked to begin June 8, 2024.

Work weeks last Sunday – Friday, with one night off during the week, and Saturday morning to Sunday morning off following camper departure.

Qualifications for Ecology Staff Members

All Ecology Staff

  • Exemplify the Scout Oath and Law. Support Boy Scouts of America (BSA) policies and the Aims and Methods of Scouting. Strive to provide a program that is exciting, dynamic and appealing to today’s youth; that meets the needs of the youth and the units attending camp; and that is fun and safe.
  • Under the supervision of the Area Director, teach merit badge programs in an exciting and passionate manner.
  • Maintain strict discipline at all times when campers, leaders, and other staff are in the area.
  • Assist in the set-up and take-down of all program areas and campsite facilities.
  • Prepare or assist in the preparation of lesson and activity plans for all activities that are assigned. Lesson and activity plans should be easy to comprehend and cover any necessary requirements.
  • Assist in the proper care, storage, and maintenance of all program and camp equipment.
  • Under the direction of the Camp Commissioner(s), act as a Site Guide for a unit. Help introduce them to camp, answer questions, and be a liaison between the unit and the commissioners throughout their week to help them have a successful week in their campsite.
  • Must be a registered member of the Boy Scouts of America, or willing to become registered.
  • Be willing to complete all required BSA trainings prior to the start of the summer season.

Ecology Instructor

  • Must be at least 15 years of age.

Ecology Director

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Hold a current Ecology Director Certification from a BSA National Camping School or be willing to obtain prior to the beginning of the summer season.
  • Hold a current Leave No Trace Trainer I or II certification or be willing to obtain prior to the beginning of the summer season (or while in attendance at BSA National Camping School).

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