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Become A Campmaster! 

Attention! Wanted: Experienced Scouters Who Love Camp Birch! Become a Campmaster!

Would you like to spend weekends at Camp Birch relaxing at camp and enjoying the great outdoors? Would you enjoy the camaraderie of other Scouters in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere?

The Campmaster Corps is a group of trained and registered volunteers who serve at Camp Birch as camp hosts. These volunteers are an essential part of year-around program and assist camp staff by answering questions, providing leadership in emergencies, and enforcing camp policies and procedures.  Campmasters select their own time and frequency of service but usually serve 2-4 times a year.  A normal weekend is Friday night to noon Sunday.  While at camp, Campmasters stay in climate controlled facilities with kitchenette, restrooms, and WIFI, so many volunteers bring along their families for a weekend retreat.

What Do Campmasters Do?

The Campmasters provide Commissioner Corps functions with the following goals:

  • Greet, check-in, and guide arriving units to their assigned campsite
  • On behalf of the Camp Ranger, assist units with set-up needs
  • Suggest program and camp resource ideas to unit leaders
  • Provide program support to unit leaders as needed or called upon. (This could be an opportunity for you to share your specialty skill, merit badge or talent to add to the unit's program).
  • Counsel unit leaders in the use of the patrol method
  • Be available to unit leaders and the Camp Ranger throughout the week-end to help with whatever  needs arise
  • Assist units with a smooth check-out
  • To minimize vandalism and property damage

Qualifications To Be A Campmaster:

  • Be registered with the Boy Scouts of America
  • Have had experience as a unit leader
  • Wood Badge Trained (optional)
  • Have completed Youth Protection Training
  • Be able to relate well with people
  • Attend a Campmaster  training orientation
  • Be willing to serve under the direction of the Council Campmaster Coordinator and the Camp Ranger
  • Be willing to spend two or three assigned weekends at Camp Birch and carry out the above duties

In return for your service, the council will provide free accommodations for the weekend and a special Campmaster hat. 

Application To Be A Campmaster.pdf

For questions or to sign up, please contact Camp Ranger, Shawn Nixon at 937-935-1911 or shawn.nixon@scouting.org.

Campmaster Calendar 

WEEKEND SPECIAL EVENTS CAMPMASTER NAME
2020  
 May 15 - Aug 13 CAMP CLOSED CAMP CLOSED
 August 14-16 OA Fall Ordeal Carl Conover
 August 21-23 Popcorn Distribution Steve Carroll
 August 28-30  Carl Conover
 September 4-6  CAMP CLOSED CAMP CLOSED
 September 11-13  Jim Marker
 September 18-20 OA Fall Fellowship Carl Conover
 September 25-27  Steve Carroll
 October 2-4 Fall Camporee Carl Conover
 October 9-11  Jim Marker
 October 16-18 Spook-O-Ree  Steve Carroll
 October 23-25 
 Oct 30- Nov 1  
 November 6-8 Restore & Explore Weekend Steve Carroll
 November 13-15  Jim Marker
 November 20-22  Carl Conover
 November 27-29 CAMP CLOSED CAMP CLOSED
 December 4-6  Carl Conover
 December 11-13  Jim Marker
 Dec 18 - Jan 3 CAMP CLOSED CAMP CLOSED
 2021  
 January 8-10  
 January 15-17  
 January 22-24 South Klondike Derby 
 January 29-31 North Klondike Derby 
 February 5-7  
 February 12-14  
 February 19-21  
 February 26-28  
 March 5-7  
 March 12-14  
 March 19-21 Shooting Sports Saturday 
 March 26-28  
 April 2-4  
 April 9-11  
 April 16-18  
 April 23-25 Spring Camporee 
 Apr 30 - May 2 OA Spring Ordeal 
 May 7-9 Shooting Sports Saturday 
 May 14-16 OA Section Conclave 
 May 21 - Aug 12 CAMP CLOSED CAMP CLOSED


 

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