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 cub master for 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.
My name is Jamie Tooley and I have been with R-C for 3 years now. I have been planning our upcoming 2021 summer program and it is going to rock your world. I am a full time Volunteer mainly for Scouts BSA. I am currently Vice Chair of the Council Cub Committee, Scoutmaster for my daughters Troop 3738, and much more. I am passionate about making Cub Scouts a memorable family experience. I have a wide variety of hobbies from being a part time Artist, avid crafter, joy of animals, and the outdoors. I love Kayaking, Camping, Hiking, and trying new things. I never have free time, but my life is filled with God, the family I love, friends, and lots of adventures. I can’t wait to have you all at camp 2021.
I am thrilled to have the opportunity to run the Counselor in Training program at R-C. I have been in Scouting for over 10 years and I am currently scoutmaster for troop 3050. My first experience as a leader was in a Webelos den which forever shaped my view of Scouting as something that should be energetic and engaging, for the purpose of serving youth. As a Cubmaster, I loved sharing the enthusiasm of all ages of Cub Scouts. I have had the privilege of serving on several Wood Badge staffs as well as NYLT as course director. My most poignant personal leadership development came from attending Philmont Leadership Challenge and then returning to Philmont as staff for NAYLE and seeing how capable youth can be when given the opportunity to present a program to their peers. I hope to bring that same sense of empowerment to the CIT participants. My family is also involved in Scouting. My husband, Michael, is an Eagle Scout and has served in troop, district and council leadership positions. Our son and daughter both earned their Arrow of Light and are working towards the goal of Eagle rank. We love being in the outdoors together, especially if it involves a good road trip and Dutch oven cooking.
I am excited to be part of the R-C team with my wife Jamie. I have been taking my son Stephen to R-C since he was a Tiger in scouts. Now my whole family works up at R-C each summer. I took on the role as Camp Manager in 2019 and have been helping my wife prepare for an amazing summer camp for our Cub Scouts. I will be the one helping you at check-in with registrations and paperwork. I will be around camp checking in with everyone making sure you have a great time. I love to talk so if you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me.
I am also very active in scouts. I am currently part of the Cub Scout Council Committee, Lost Dutchman District’s Training Chair, Troop 3738 & 738 ASM, Pack 738’s Committee. My love is caving not Spelunking. I have taken many Troops & Packs underground. I enjoy the outdoors, enjoy hobbies such as whittling, woodworking, knife sharpening, and kayaking.
My names is Brandon Killian, I am a Veteran of the United States Army. I have been volunteering with Scouts since 2015 when my sons started their second year in scouting. I have filled many roles withing the units like Weblelos den leader, fundrasing chair, pack trainer and I recently filled the Scoutmaster role for my troop and Committee Chair for the pack located in Heber-Overguard in Northern Arizona. Personally, I have only one year experience as a youth scout when I was in junior high. I find volunteering for my community extreamly satisfying and something I will do for years to come. Beyond scouting, I volunteer with my local junior hight as a defensive football coach teaching youth leadership skills outside of scouting and ways to be competive in life while respecting the opponent.
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 Available
We have a few positions available for our 2021 summer camp season! If you have any questions or would like to find out more.
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.
- Directors: 21+ years old
- Adult staff – 18+ years old
- Staff – 16-17 years old
– March 27-28 (Phoenix area)
– April 23-24 (at R-C Scout Ranch)
– Staff should arrive on June 1
– Staff close camp July 2
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.
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.
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)
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.