Summer Camp Staff

Welcome to Summer Camp Staff!

We look forward to seeing you all at camp for the summer, but there are several things that you need to accomplish before you arrive at Camp Tuckahoe or Hidden Valley Scout Reservation.

You will not be permitted to start work until everything has been received.

Staff Employment Forms

Please pay close attention to the items listed and make sure to complete all that is applicable to you and your position. All forms must completed and returned to us by May 15th. Some forms have an option of filling out an online form or a printable form. For those printable forms, please mail them to Camping Services, 1 Baden Powell Lane, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 or upload them here.

Summer Camp Staff Application – online form or printable form

ALL Staff need to complete & submit the following forms:

Clearances – You must be listed as an EMPLOYEE on all of your clearances. We can not accept Volunteer clearances for any camp staff (including CITs).

***This disclosure can be used if the youth has lived in PA for at least the past ten consecutive years in lieu of the FBI fingerprinting because he/she is between the ages of 14 and 17. Please note that an adult (other than the parent) must witness his/her signature and that the parent must also sign the form where indicated. Clearances are good for five years except for this disclosure – he/she would have to have the fingerprinting done when they turn 18 if they’re  returning to the camp staff.***

If you have any questions about the PA-mandated clearances, please visit or contact Todd Weidner at

All paid staff will also need to complete…

ALL Camp Staff under the age of 18…

  • must provide us with a copy of their valid Pennsylvania Work Permit.

Materials can be obtained at your school’s Guidance Office. (Out of State minors can obtain the application from the Northern York County School District in Dillsburg or the West Perry School District in Elliottsburg.)  The required council signature can be obtained by contacting Todd Weidner at (717) 502-4190 or mailing the form to New Birth of Freedom Council, BSA, Attn: Camping Services, 1 Baden Powell Lane, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050. A Work Permit is not required for CITs, but those CITs will not be hired as paid staff until a PA Work Permit is on file.
You can not start employment without a valid Pennsylvania work permit on file.


The Boy Scouts of America requires all Summer Camp Staff employees to complete various advanced training courses. Please have a look at the following courses & complete what is required for your position.
Courses that are available through Boy Scouts of America Online Training appear with an asterisk (*). (FYI: Those trainings (excluding YPT) have been recently bundled into a Learning Plan called “Program Safety”.)

Camp Staff Handbooks

Please make sure to read and familiarize yourself with the rules and procedures within the Camp Staff Handbook.

Camp Staff Schedules

Leaders Guides

Discount on Uniform Supplies

Please make sure you comply with the BSA uniform checklist when outfitting your uniform for the summer. The Mechanicsburg and York Scout Shops will be offering all camp employees a 25% discount off uniform supplies until June 30th, 2021. This letter (2021 Camp Staff Discount Letter) must be presented at the time of purchase for the discount to be honored. For individual information about our Council’s National Scout Shops including phone number and hours of operation, please visit the following links.

Mechanicsburg-Scout-Shop-Logo-Link           York-Scout-Shop-Logo-Link

Staff Apparel

Order Online

The deadline to order is the end of the day June 18. Please remember that you will receive two (2) camp staff t-shirts for the camp where you will be working as soon as you have submitted all of your paperwork and are ready to work. The store is for those of you who wish to purchase additional items and it is definitely not required.