The CIT Program at Camp Parsons is a week long, demanding staff training program designed for Scouts who have achieved the rank of 1st Class or above who are between the ages of 14 and 16. It offers you a chance to see behind-the-scenes and to learn just what it takes to provide quality program summer after summer. You will put into practice the fundamental skills and methods of the Boy Scouting program as you discover if you have what it takes to be a Camp Parsons Staff Member.
During your week, you will form a patrol with the other CITs in attendance. Under the guidance of our CIT Director, you will have hands on training in almost every area of camp; from the Dining Hall to the Beach, from the Climbing Tower to the Rifle Range and everywhere in between. You will have the opportunity to develop your personal and scouting skills during the week. Just as importantly, you have the opportunity to demonstrate your talents for the staff and have a leg up in the hiring process for permanent Summer Staff.
If you are interested in the CIT Program, head to the Staff Application page and send us your application at the address listed on the form. Make sure you mark CIT on the application. You will be contacted by the CIT Director a few months prior to the start of the Summer Season to work out a schedule. We are very flexible and are able to accommodate CITs every week of the summer. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 360-796-4427.
The CIT Program at Camp Parsons will provide your scouts with an unparalleled leadership and learning experience. Adult Leaders of Scouts who participate in the CIT Program at Camp Parsons routinely report that those who participate in the program return to their troops with a revitalized interest in the Scouting program and apply their CIT experience to how they interact with their fellow scouts.
Scouts who come through our program have the chance to test themselves at one of the oldest and top rated BSA camps in the United States. CITs receive training and hands-on experience in group management, teaching, song leading, and Scout Skills. If you have an older scout who wants to challenge themselves, refer them to the information on this page. The CIT program will provide that challenge…and then some.