FAMILY CAMPING AT POUCH NOW OPEN!

We welcome your family to come join us for a night or a weekend in a campsite or cabin, the same facilities that are available to Units are available to families.

W. H. Pouch Scout Camp is Taking Steps to Combat the Spread of Covid-19. Sites will only have one family in them, so there will be plenty of space for social distancing. Each family will be required to provide a roster of attendees, parts A&B of the BSA Medical form and a COVID screening survey. Now booking at Ten Mile River and Alpine Scout Camp and Camp Pouch beginning October 9th

Link for booking: https://campreservation.com/640/Camps/675




Interested in Being On Staff?

William H Pouch Scout Camp is looking for dedicated individuals from who want to spend their summer providing a great program in the outdoors to scouts.  If you are interested in working at Pouch Scout Camp please apply at STAFF APPLICATION and select Pouch as the camp where you would prefer to spend your summer.  Please be sure to include current contact information for three references who are adults(over 18) with whom you are not related.

Hiring Process

Once you have filled out the online application above you will be contacted by a camp leader.  They will ask you about your skills and the position you selected held interest to you and set a time for an interview.

 

CPR & First Aid Training Information

 

If you are the camp’s backup medical officer, an Aquatics Staff member, or the director in one of the following departments, this important information is for you (Aquatics, Climbing, Scout Skills.) To attend a course provided, you must register online at https://www.bsa-gnyc.org/calendar and select camp staff member as your form of payment. Training may be completed through an outside organization if you can provide and acceptable certification but only those provided by GNYC will costs be covered. Trainings must be completed prior to camp this summer or you may not be qualified to serve in the agreed to position.

 

National Camping School

 

For those senior staff members attending the National Camping School this summer, you must follow this link to complete the application and return it to the Camp Director ASAP. To sign up for NCS, if you are unsure as to whether you are required to attend NCS or have questions about NCS, contact your Camp Director.

 

Important Hiring Forms

Once your Camp Director has initiated the hiring process with the GNYC Camping Department, you will receive an email with information about the online hiring system and you can create your login. Most of the forms can be filled in by typing them out directly on your phone or computer, and then submitting the completed version. Documents can be photographed or scanned and uploaded as required. Once all required forms are completed and your background check has come back with no results your letter of agreement will be accepted. Please bookmark this link so that you can find your way back easily and do not forget your login information.

The forms that you must complete will include:

  • Letter of Agreement – Please check dates of employment and salary before submitting
  • Youth or Adult BSA Application – You will be registering as a Camp Staff Member even if you are already registered in another position.  This must be submitted every year.
  • Background Check – Youth and Adults will see the appropriate form for their position.
  • Camp Staff Code of Conduct – Updated Annually
  • I-9 – This must be filled out, identifications attached, signed, and submitted.
  • Parental Permission Transportation (Under 18) – Must be digitally signed by your parent.
  • Sweet 16 of BSA Safety – Please Review and Approve
  • W4 – This must be filled out, signed, and submitted.
  • The Current BSA Annual Health and Medical Record must be brought to camp with you.  This must be signed by a doctor within the past twelve months on both the examination and medication page.

Working Papers

  • Individuals under the age of 18 in paid positions will need Working Papers in order to be hired. Working Papers can only be obtained from your school. We suggest not waiting until the last minute… ASK YOUR PRINCIPAL OR GUIDANCE COUNSELOR FOR THEM NOW!
  • There are 2 different types of working papers:
    • One set is only valid if you will be 15 during the time of your employment. This is clearly indicated on the front of the card
    • Another set is only valid if you will be 16 or 17 during your time of employment.
    • Make sure you have the correct type of Working Papers.
  • Failure to submit working papers on-time can potentially affect your ability to be paid on-time, or at all, this summer.
  • Working Papers cannot be obtained while at camp. This must be accomplished at your school before coming to camp.

BSA Training Information

All Camp Staff Employees must have the following trainings.  Most can be completed online and verification can be uploaded into the online hiring system.  These should be completed before coming to camp and must be valid until after the last date of employment.

  • Youth Protection Guidelines Training
  • Hazardous Weather Training
  • Sexual Harassment Training

 

Other Staff Resources

 

Several Scholarship Opportunities are available to Camp Staff Members at Pouch Scout Camp.  To learn more about these opportunities contact your Camp Director.  All Scholarship allocations are based on the successful completion of the summer season and are awarded at the end of the summer to the recipient directly.

Scholarship Requirements:

  • Rudin Foundation – Applicants must be currently registered with the Greater New York Councils, BSA, and employed for a minimum of two summer’s as Camp Staff at … Pouch Scout Camp … in a position of leadership.  Those Interested in applying must provide required information to their Camp Director by February 1st.
  • Lewis Marino – Applicants must be currently registered with the Greater New York Councils, BSA, and employed for a minimum of two summer’s as Camp Staff at … Pouch Scout Camp in a position of leadership.  Those Interested in applying must provide required information to their Camp Director by February 1st.
  • New York Building Foundation – Applicants must be currently registered with the Greater New York Councils, BSA, and employed for a minimum of two summer’s as Camp Staff at … Pouch Scout Camp in a position of leadership.  Those Interested in applying must provide required information to their Camp Director by February 1st.
  • Dr. Harry Britenstool Scholarhsip – Applicants must be currently or previously registered for at least two years with the Greater New York Councils, BSA, or employed for two summer’s as Camp Staff at … Pouch Scout Camp or employed for two years by the Greater New York Councils, BSA.  Application, SAT scores, recent transcript, two personal essays, and two letters of recommendation must be submitted by June 1st.
  • Mann Scholarship – Applicants must be an Eagle Scout and currently registered with the Greater New York Councils, BSA.  Application, two personal essays, and two letters of recommendation must be submitted by June 1st.