As a Scout, I had no idea they paid people to work for the Boy Scouts of America.
I just thought the district executives I saw at Scouting events were just really active volunteers who got to wear cool silver shoulder loops.
Now, of course, I realize district executives and other Scouting professionals are a vital part of the team that supports adult volunteers like you. They’re there to lay a stable foundation on which you can build a successful pack, troop, team or crew.
Oh, and they’re paid to do so.
Just like you can never have enough quality volunteers, the BSA continually searches for potential career employees who want a profession with a meaningful, rewarding purpose.
In other words: We’re hiring. Career opportunities for district executives span 25 different states, including Alabama, Wisconsin, Illinois, Connecticut, Ohio, California and New York.
What’s the job like? Let’s just say if you want a cubicle job where you fill out spreadsheets all day, look elsewhere.
This is the kind of career where you break free from the desk and get out in the community. You meet people, make new relationships and spread the word of Scouting.
Unlike other jobs, the final goal isn’t to make the company you work for rich. Your underlying goal is to bring the incredible Scouting movement to as many youth as possible.
While I’ve never been a district executive myself, I have met hundreds of these enthusiastic professional Scouters when they visit the BSA’s headquarters as part of their District Operations Basic training. They describe their job as anything but typical.