Do I need to have Boy Scout experience to be a camp Counselor/Instructor?

I have no former affiliation with the BOA. I do have training in survival, orienteering, hiking, rifle safety/marksmanship, and the like. I am 16, and I would like to be a summer counselor at a local boy scout camp (Named Camp Birch). Does anyone know if I can become this?

Asked By: - 1/12/2011
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Yes, it *is* possible to get a job as a camp counselor without having been a boy scout earlier. However, the local boy scouts that apply will be given a certain amount of preference, as you might understand. You would need to go to your local council and get the appropriate application(s). You would have to convince... More
Answered By: Mike - 1/15/2011
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No you cannot. Without the prior experience they will not hire you. too many Boy Scouts lined up for those jobs
Answered By: Iffy - 1/12/2011
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