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Last updated 3/6/17

 Last updated 2/1/17

Owasippe needs volunteer Scouters to work as Camp Commissioners. You can volunteer for one or two weeks. See below for details on sign-up and camp duties.
We have a new position this year! We need volunteers to open the Owasippe museum throughout the week. A couple of hours in the morning, afternoon and evening will benefit the scouts participation in this local gem.
Talk to another volunteer leader to attend with you. You can both have an enjoyable summer at Owasippe!
This is your chance to be part of the Owasippe Staff and help assist troop leadership. You will be of great assistance to the adult volunteers who give leadership to their Scouts at camp. They will benefit greatly from your efforts.
Submit 2017 Camp Staff application at www.pathwaytoadventure.org. Click Camping tab at top, and Camp Staff Information tab. See below for further instructions.
Long term BSA camp physical parts A, B, C.
Registered member of the BSA. (You can register as Camp Staff for the $24 fee if you are not currently registered)
Must wear a complete Summer Scout Uniform with Scout shorts, belt, and Scout socks.
Two to three summer camp experiences as a camp unit leader, or former staff member.
Ability to walk to perform your duties in Camp in any kind of weather, and strenuous activity.
Working knowledge of the Owasippe Summer Camp program.
Ability to listen to adult leaders, diagnose situation, and assist in getting situations resolved.
Work along with younger staff to solve any situations that arise.
Attendance at Pre Camp Meeting.
Duties while in Camp
Work under the guidance and direction of Camp Director, and/or Senior Commissioner.
Be a part of the camp staff and assist in camp operations.
Be responsible to assist several units in camp during the week
Work with SPL for Baden Powell Camp Award.
Work with camp unit leaders in situations that arise.
Follow through on solutions for situations.
Assist in the camp office and lodge to answer questions of unit leadership.
Follow the camp program and assist where ever you can (i.e. medical emergency or Pathfinder Program)
Live in staff housing with an adult Commissioner partner.
Be present at all staff meals while in camp unless excused by Camp Dir. or Sr. Commissioner.
Provide leadership in Merit Badge work where you are qualified.
There is no fee to participate on staff as a Commissioner. You will be provided with a 2017 Owasippe Staff patch and special Staff T-shirt. Plus, you will receive many memories of the Scouts and leaders who attend camp during the summer.
This is an opportunity for you to be part of the 2017 Owasippe Staff.
Please check what period(s) you can attend è Period # 1 June 25th ___;
#2 July 2 ___; #3 July 9 ___; #4 July 16 ___; #5 July 23 ___; #6 July 30 ___.
We will have a Pre camp training in Chicago in the spring.
During camp we ask you to be at Owasippe Ad Center by noon on Sunday starting your week. We will have training at Owasippe from 12:30 to 3 pm, and then you will go to your sub-camp.
You can get a Staff Application at
Go to www.pathwaytoadventure.org.
Click on Camping. Go to tab labeled Camp Staff Information.
Fill out an application from blue box. When complete, hard copy it twice and save it on your computer. (One for your records and one for interview). Click on red box and fill out information. Download saved application at end of that page. You will get a successfully completed message.
We hope to see you at Owasippe this summer. We need you to assist us as a Camp Commissioner. This is a very important task at Summer Camp. You will feel rewarded by the Scouts you meet, and the leaders you get to know. We hope to see you there.
For questions about Commissioner Program, please contact Director of Volunteers Frank Chlebek
at fchlebek113@gmail.com. Please email Frank the week(s) you will be attending.
For Owasippe questions call Cathlynn Peters at 630-796-4260
Pathway to Adventure Council, BSA
Attn: Owasippe Scout Reservation
617 E Golf Road #101
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
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