Atlanta Area Council  

Be an Executive Manager With the Boy Scouts

For more information, contact Paula Mont, Director Human Resources at 770-956-3187.

Position: District Executive

Scouting:  A Profession with a Purpose

Bring your life experiences, education, and perspective, and in return, you will have an opportunity to combine those skills and experiences in a career that values and respects others.  Since 1910, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has helped change lives and build future leaders of this country by combining educational and outdoor adventure activities with lifelong value and fun.  While the BSA has a major focus on the development of young men, the BSA also has co-educational programs, such as Venturing, available to both young men and young women.

What District Executives/Professional Scouters Do

Several thousand professional Scouters lead, guide and facilitate the efforts of more than a million adult volunteers on whom Scouting depends to carry out its mission.  It is the job of the professional Scouter to inspire, recruit, train, have fun, and support the BSA's volunteers, in addition to working with community leaders and rallying public support for Scouting's activities.


The professional Scouter is assigned to a district or service area within a local council.  Your district or service area is sustained and successful through your ability to promote, supervise and work with local volunteers.  If you have skills in human relations, public relations, marketing, fundraising, business management, or sales, then you should consider taking the opportunity to become a commissioned professional in a local council of the Boy Scouts of America.

Training and Development = Success

We know that in order for people to grow and be productive, they need opportunities to learn.  The fact that more than 75% of BSA's professionals receive training each year is a testimony to the commitment by local councils and the National organization.  Training courses, with set periods of time to acquire specific information, are part of our overall plan of development.  Commissioned professional Scouters receive continuous instruction through formal as well as informal training.  The BSA fosters an environment of continuous learning to nurture collective creativity; which benefits both professionals and the organization.  We share knowledge, ideas and experience, creating a workforce that is involved in decision making and an inclusive work environment that ensures the succcess of Scouting in the local community.  The BSA is committed to the training and development of individuals because we fully recognize the benefits of mutual growth and development that will unleash the creativity and productivity of its greatest asset:  it's people!

Compensation and Benefits

We offer a number of practical benefits for professional staff.  In fact, the BSA offers a benefits package considered to be among the best in the nonprofit sector.  The package includes major medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage in addition to long-term disability, accident, life insurance, and a retirement plan.  The starting salary is $40,000 annually.

The basic qualifications needed to become a Scouting professional are:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • People-oriented, having the ability to work well with adult volunteers, community and business leaders and representatives of other organizations
  • Able to work varied hours when necessary to achieve positive objectives
  • Believe in the BSA and subscribe to its principles and standards

To learn more about working with the Boy Scouts of America as an executive, visit the national employment page on the Boy Scouts of America website at

If you have education, experience, or skill in human relations, public relations, marketing, fundraising, finance, accounting, business management or sales, then you should consider becoming a Scouting professional.  Email resumes to Paula Mont.

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Para-professional Positions

The Atlanta Area Council is in search of positive role models for our youth as they mature from boys to men. The Council is looking for dedicated and committed individuals who want to inspire, encourage and guide the youth of America.

Part-time Paraprofessional positions (30 hours/week) are available for men and women in the Atlanta area. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age. Retirees, Military, Scouters and college students are encouraged to apply. Scouting experience a plus. Skills in sales, marketing, public relations, and administration are an asset. Bi-lingual skills (English/Spanish) are an asset. Paraprofessionals will work with youth to develop leadership and character building skills. We offer a competitive starting salary for self-motivated, service oriented individuals.

For more information, contact Paula Mont, Director Human Resources at 770-956-3187.

Seasonal Employment

Atlanta Area Council Camps

There are seasonal employment and Counselor-In-Training opportunities each year with the Atlanta Area Council in our summer camp operations.  Staff positions are available at Camp Bert Adams in Covington and Camp Woodruff in Blairsville.  Contact Bion Jones, Director of Camping, for more information.

Philmont Scout Reservation

The Philmont Scout Reservation is the Boy Scouts of America premier high adventure base.  Click here for seasonal employment opportunities.

Join the Scout Shop Team

Would you like to be part of the Scout Shop Team?  Do you enjoy meeting new people and helping to satisfy their shopping needs?

Now hiring for part time and full time positions including a seamstress! For details, contact Lisa at 770-989-9912. Pick up your application in the Scout Shop!





1800 Circle 75 Parkway SE
Atlanta, GA 30339

phone: 770.989.8820

Hours of Operation:
8:30am - 6:00pm (M-F) 
9:00am - 1:00pm (Sat.)
Closed (Sun.)


1800 Circle 75 Parkway SE
Atlanta, GA 30339

phone: 770.988.9912

Hours of Operation:
9:00am - 7:00pm (M-F) 
9:00am - 5:00pm (Sat.)
Closed (Sun.)