Once You’re Hired

Those who are selected to serve as members of Philmont’s Seasonal Staff will serve thousands of Scouts, adult volunteers, and family members over the course of the summer!  Staff members have a unique opportunity to influence each participant.

The information in this section will answer many of your questions and help you prepare for your upcoming summer. The standards are high, and as a staff member you are accountable for complying with the Terms of Seasonal Employment and the Staff Guidebook for the entire duration of your employment.

Your Staff Packet

Shortly after you receive your conditional offer of employment, you will receive an email requesting your authorization for a criminal background check to be processed. Once your background check clears, you will receive your staff packet in TWO formats: An email and a physical packet.

Your Staff Packet Email will confirm your position, dates of employment, and your mailing address. If any of this information is incorrect, please notify Seasonal Personnel immediately. Also included in the email are links to important on-boarding paperwork and training that must be completed before you start your employment.

Your physical Staff Packet will contain a Welcome Letter with instructions on which forms/training to return to Philmont via mail and which forms to bring with you upon your arrival, your Terms of Seasonal Employment, a BSA Adult Application, and the High Adventure Base Campers Accident & Sickness Insurance Plan.

CLICK HERE for a more detailed explanation of the forms included in your staff packet.

Arrival & Departure

Important information about the check-in and checkout procedures, including information for mailing and storing your personal items. LEARN MORE

Personal Equipment

While the packing list for participants provides useful information, staff must be prepared for a longer stay at Philmont. This list of required and optional equipment will serve as a guide in deciding what to bring. LEARN MORE

Historical Interpretation

If you have been hired to work at a living history camp, CLICK HERE for an introduction to the Living History Program and resources to prepare you for your summer assignment.