Camp Staff & Counselor Information
Loud Thunder Camp Staff
The minimum age requirement to be on Camp Staff is 15 years of age by June 1. Applicants must be registered members of the Boy Scouts of America before employment may be offered. The Boy Scout Eagle Rank or Venturing Silver Award are important factors in Camp Staff election for those under 18. The principles of the Scout Oath and Scout Law must be practiced as a way of life. The staff sets an example of excellence in Scouting which includes the proper wearing of the uniform. Staff members agree to report on time for training and remain until the session ends. Staff members are expected to reside in housing provided by the Illowa Council. Proof of citizenship will be required at time of employment. Employees must be available for employment throughout the dates of camp, beginning to end. Employees are also expected to attend two, or more, weekend training sessions in the Spring. Area Director Interviews will take place in November, and the rest of the Camp Staff Interviews will take place in December. Interviews are made by appointment after a Camp Staff Application has been submitted to the Council Service Center.
2015 Camp Staff Application
Loud Thunder Counselors in Training "CIT"
The minimum age requirement to be a Counselor in Training is 14 years of age by June 1. Applicants must be registered members of the Boy Scouts of America as a Scout or Venturer and have been active in their program for at least one year. The principle of the Scout Oath and Law must be practiced as a way of life. Counselors in Training set an example of excellence in Scouting which includes the proper wearing of the uniform. Counselors in Training report on time to all of their assignments and remain until the session ends. Counselors in Training are required to reside in housing provided by the Illowa Council. The Counselor in Training program is a one week program with a rotation through program areas. Similar to the full time Camp Staff, Counselors in Training will be asked to do a variety of tasks during their stay at camp. Counselors in Training who excel during their first week may be asked back to Camp Loud Thunder for a second week focused in the area(s) in which they excelled. Counselors in Training will be notified of their placements in the Spring.
Counselor in Training Application