Camping: Buffalo Trail Scout Ranch & High Adventure Camp
|Staff Week June 3-10|
|Week 1 June 10-16||Week 4 July 1-7||Week 7 July 22-28|
|Week 2 June 17-23||Week 5 July 8-14||Week 8 July 29-August 4|
|Week 3 June 24-30||Week 6 July 15-21||Week 9 August 5-11|
Scouting experience not necessary for employment
Staff members are provided food and housing as well as certain staff uniform items. Salaries range from $125-$400 weekly, depending on age, prior experience, and position. Some positions require certification by the National Camp School, BSA, which is paid by the camp as part of your compensation.
In 2008 a new program was begun as a benefit to the hard working staff at Buffalo Trail Scout Ranch. The BTSR Staff Scholarship program awards funds that can be used when you enroll in a college or university of your choosing. For every summer of service to BTSR, $250 is earned towards this scholarship, and up to $2500 can be earned. Half of the award is given in the fall and the other half is given in the Spring, upon receipt of proof of enrollment. For more details and application information, please see the BTSR Camp Staff Scholarship Form.
|Base Camp Program
|High Adventure Areas
High Adventure Staff
Circle H Ranch Program
Cavalry Outpost Camp
Dining Hall Director
Trading Post Staff
The following documents are in PDF format.
Or Contact the Camp Director, Bill Houston at 432-570-7601 or email Bill.Houston@Scouting.org
Opportunities for High Adventure program positions are varied. For the past few years, new programs have been added to the arsenal of programs. In 2007 it was the Circle H Ranching Adventure, in 2008, it was the Cavalry Outpost Camp, and we continue to look for other opportunities every year!
Our current high adventure outpost camps include the Mountain Man Camp, which revolves around the history of the fur trapping era; the Circle H Ranching which teaches and recreates the history of ranching at the turn of the century; and the Cavalry camp, which explores what it was like to be a soldier in the 9th and 10th Cavalry in the late 1800s.
Two more high adventure programs at BTSR roam through the Davis Mountains. The Outback Hiking program is a backpacking program that spends the week exploring the far reaches of the ranch on foot, while stopping in and enjoying some of our outpost programs along the way. Also, our Cavalcade program has the opportunity to explore the countryside, but on the back of a horse instead!
Basecamp adventures include our varied climbing programs, as well as our SCUBA programs. There is something for everyone!
All Camp employees must complete all of the documents below. These forms must be received in our office for processing as soon as possible. Any delay in returning these documents could delay your pay or terminate your employment. Please feel them out in full and return to:
Please Note: parental consent is needed for all staff members under 18 and permission is also required to leave camp.
The following forms are in PDF format.
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