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The Campmasters Corps is a group of selected, trained, registered volunteer Scouters who serve on weekends, year round at Rum River Scout Camp and Stearns Scout Camp.


Campmasters are there to:

  • assist the Ranger with the check-in and check-out of your unit

  • assist in developing weekend camping programs

  • conduct special program features to add to your weekend experience

  • check out all available program equipment to your unit

  • counsel with unit leadership on troop, patrol and den operations

  • assist and facilitate in emergency situations

  • provide aid and be a knowledgeable resource to the unit

Our Campmasters are dedicated volunteers who are there to help.  You can check with them about troop campfires, worship services, camp rules and regulations, emergency procedures, and just about anything that pertains to your unit camping.  Your Campmasters will be found at Rum River in the Julian J. Schmidt Campmaster Building and at Stearns Scout Camp in either the Gate Lodge or Crosby Lodge.


Either individuals (male or female) or couples (with at least one member being a registered Scouter) are encouraged to apply for a Campmaster position.  Applicants must be knowledgeable of Scouting, but just as important, must possess congenial positive people skills.


Click here for Campmaster Application

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Steps To Becoming A Campmaster     


There are five very easy steps in becoming a Campmaster.

  1. Complete an application. There are only two required items:

  • applicant must have completed Youth Protection in the past two years

  • applicant must have completed Scoutmastership Fundamentals

  • Basic First Aid, CPR, Cub Leader Basic, Commissioner Basic and Wood Badge are all optional - not required

  1. Attend an orientation - usually less than an hour.  Following the orientation, and invitation may or may not be extended, pending council approval to attend the annual inservice.

  1. Attend either the spring or fall Campmaster Inservice (one Saturday).

  1. Serve at least 3 weekends the first year as an intern with other certified Campmasters.

  1. Upon successful completion of the internship, full Campmaster status is earned.

Our Rangers would like to tactfully remind you that as a Campmaster it would be a working weekend for you, not a weekend get-away.



Applications should be mailed to:

NorthernStar Council, BSA

Attn: Camping Department

5300 Glenwood Avenue

Minneapolis, Minnesota 55422



The web site is a legacy site of the Viking Council BSA, now Northern Star Council.  
This site was the original council site and was active from 1996 to 2002 and run by volunteers.  As the web became more important to Scouting, the council took over with paid staff.  This site is no longer maintained but is an interesting snapshot of an early Scouting web site.    You can share your comments
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