Camp Staff

Camp Leadership

Nichole Johnson
Nicole Johnson – Camp Director
Hi, my name is Nicole Johnson. I am excited to be the camp director at R-C. I am very excited to take on this role and help all cub scouts have a wonderful camp adventure. I became involved in scouting with my own child and eventually became the cub master of pack 577. I was Cubmaster for Tempe, Pack 577 for 6 years until my son moved up into troop 577. Each summer our pack ventured up to R-C for a weekend of community, skill building and fun. I always have loved camping and nature and after my role as cub master was finished, I found a new way to be involved. In the summer of 2019, I was the archery director at R-C and was so glad to be back at camp. When the camp director position became available, I was thrilled to take the job and continue my love of scouting and mentorship. I hope you will come join us here at R-C and discover a weekend of adventure. Nicole challenges all the scouts to catch a bigger crawdad than her summer catch of 7″, this past summer of 2020. Check out the R-C facebook page for this monster crawdad.
Dawn Quinn – Trading Post Director
Hello, my name is Dawn Quinn.  I am excited to be working as the Trading Post Manager at R-C.  I became involved in scouting with my son and daughters years ago.  I helped lead a Girl Scout troop that was very involved with pack 577.  My family had many scouting and camping adventures. We love nature and helping others.  As my children became older, we became involved at helping younger scouts at R-C.  I was the assistant archery director in June 2019. It was a wonderful summer of helping cubs learns new skills.  I am excited to be back at camp and helping the cubs find what they need in the trading post.   I hope you will stop by and say hello.

Join our team!

Are you looking for the summer adventure of a lifetime? Apply today to become a member of the R-C Scout Ranch Staff! As a member of our staff, you will live at R-C Scout Ranch for the entire season, providing meaningful and exciting experiences to hundreds of Cub Scouts and their family members every summer.  If you’re looking for a job that is both challenging and the most fun you’ve ever had, R-C Scout Ranch is the place for you. Outside of programs like archery, BB Guns, and horseback riding, camp life is something truly special. There is no better way to spend your summer than at camp surrounded by your new family.

Staff Positions

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All staff are expected to be able to work the entire camp season as well as attend both training weekends. New this year is Staff will need to work  Exceptions may be made for those attending another summer camp with their Troops handled on an individual basis. Preference will be given to those who can work the entire summer. Staff Positions
  • Directors: 21+ years old
  • Adult staff – 18+ years old
  • Staff – 16-17 years old
This area includes teaching about the Outdoor Code, Leave No Trace, plants, animals, signs of animals, fishing, and crawdading. Fun activites for the scouts can include nature hikes, scavenger hunts, identifying scat and animal tracks. Looking for bugs and investigating the food chain. We have animal furs and skulls to learn about diffrent species and their attributes. If you are knowledgeble about these things we would love to have you on our team. Sports and Fitness We strive to teach the youth good sportsmanship, its not about just winning it is about how we play the game. We show them how to keep healthy and active while having fun. Teach the kids how to play group games like gaga ball, dodge ball, basketball, and many others.  This is the opportunity to show them new versions of how to play games and sports than what they may do normally. Crawdads/Fishing Every year we work with Game and Fish on removing the invasive crawdad species from our creek. Scouts learn about the crawdad, how they swim, what they eat, and their impact on our eco system. Then they get the enjoyable task of catching them so that we can remove them and help keep them from overpopulating our creek. We track how many we catch and give out awards to the youth for the longest crawdad caught and the most crawdads caught by a patrol. We also teach our youth about the native fish at R-C and the local Arizona area. Everyone will have the opportunity during free time to try their hands at fishing if they so desire in our R-C pond. (Catch and Release only) Wrangler The exciting program area is where we introduce our participants to the world of horses. We teach them about horse care and culture, breeds, riding types, saddle/tack, and take them on a fun and exciting trail ride around camp. Our staffs primary concern is with the health and safety of our riders and then ensuring that they have a fun and memorable experience. Being one of the few  Cub Camps to offer horses to its participants allows us a unique opportunity to provide a outstanding camp experience to our particpants. BB Range BB gun shooting is an exciting, worthwhile activity for everyone, and it is one of the most popular program activities held at Cub Scout camp. BB gun shooting provides fun and adventure, yet also teaches skills, discipline, self-reliance, and sportsmanship. We will teach Tiger Cubs with their adult partners, Cub Scouts, and Webelos Scouts and Adults how to use BB guns safely. Safe handling skills are developed through practice. The most important safety element is attitude. All the safety knowledge and skills are of little value unless they are used. Being safe means consciously keeping a BB gun under control. Teaching our youth about guns and what to do when they see one could save anothers life. Knowledge is power and scouting gives them the confidence to do what is right in all situations. Each Scout will have the oppotunity to earn their shooting sports patch and BB pin for their corresponding rank. Archery Range Archery is designed to emphasize safety and marksmanship development under the direction of trained range masters using  Nationally approved instructional methods. Adventure beckons when Tiger Cubs with their adult partners, Cub Scouts, and Webelos Scouts and Adults have mastered the skills of shooting sports. Mastery of these skills will help a participants feel confident in his or her abilities. Shooting sports skills must be learned by practice, with each participant learning the rules of safety and self-discipline by putting them into effect. Each Scout will have the oppotunity to earn their shooting sports patch and Archery pin for their corresponding rank. Slingshot Range Using slingshots is an affordable, fun activity in council sponsored camps. Scouts and adults love to shoot slingshots, and many have not had previous experience with them. Although exciting and fun, slingshots are not toys. Participants must understand that they must follow the rules when shooting or they will not be allowed to participate. Each Scout will have the oppotunity to earn their shooting sports patch and Archery pin for their corresponding rank. Trading Post Common destination for all campers at camp where they get supplies, drinks, and fun gifts. Help scouts with desciding things like what is the best pocket knife to purchase with their newly acquired Whittling Chip Skills to making sure they don’t load up on too many sugary sweets. Our Trading post staff is in charge of making sure the trading post is set up, prices are clearly labled, they know what products we have, the store is neat and tidy and ensuring that our customers have an enjoyable experience. Kitchen R-C will have its own kitchen staff this year. Kitchen staff will work under the direction of our Kitchen Director Leland Wok to prepare breakfast lunch and dinner for staff and participants. You will also provide some fun snacks for special occasion. Keeping the kitchen clean and safe will be of the utmost importance. Learn from the master of the kitchen to improve your own kitchen skills wheter it be a passion, hobby, or career field we would love to have you on our team. You will have the opportunity to participate in camp activities when your not busy keeping everyone fed. Cleaning New position for the 2021 season. This person will be added to our staff to help ensure the safety of all our staff and participants during the current COVID situation. Cleaning will include ensuring that our tables are sanitized in the dining hall along with anything commonly used between participants. Ensure that our bathrooms are sanitized frequently throughout the day along with hand washing stations/sinks, ensure that staff living quarters and meeting areas are sanitized at a minimum of daily. Keeping up with general housekeeping for the camp to limit the cross cantamination of germs.
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