The Leading Scout program is Camp Squanto’s staff training program. The
program is designed to introduce older Scouts to the duties and responsibilities required
of paid staff at Camp Squanto.
The training consists of Staff Training Week and Junior
Leader Training followed by a rotation of program assignments throughout the camp.
While in each area the leading scouts will be present for all program functions of that
area, learning that working a full day can be exhausting work! The experience in each
area, which includes assisting with merit badge classes and afternoon activities, will
help each leading scout gain not only teaching and leadership experience, but
confidence and pride in oneself.
Program areas could include: Aquatics, Scoutcraft,
Nature, Sports, Range Sports, Handicraft, Trading Post, and Climbing.
In addition to other duties in camp, all leading scouts will be required to participate in
their own personal development and growth including merit badges throughout camp.
Weekly area evaluations will take place as well as weekly reviews with the Leading Scout Director.
The Leading Scout program requires a minimum of 4 weeks.
Staff Training Week
National Youth Leader Training
June 27 - July 2
2 additional troop camping weeks of choice
(some Scouts may choose to stay up to 4 additional weeks)
The 2010 program cost is $350. This fee includes admission for each week
the Scout remains with the program (4 week minimum, 7 week maximum). The fee may
be collected in two payments which is outlined to scouts once accepted.