CIT (Counselor in Training) Program
One of the wonderful things about Camp Resolute is that the vast majority of the staff are former campers. It is common for many Scouts, after experiencing the friendship and dedication of our summer camp staff, to want to return for additional weeks in camp and eventually become staff members themselves. The quality of the camp staff is maintained by a well constructed counselor-in-training program.
At Camp Resolute, CITís are not junior staff members. They are in a fun, rewarding and challenging training program, not a free labor pool. There is a trainer whose job it is to work with the CITís.
Scouts, at least 14 years old as of June 1st or 15 years old are eligible for the CIT program at Camp Resolute. First time CIT candidates are accepted into the CIT A program. This three-week program is a combination of a junior leader training program and a behind-the-scenes tour of camp. In various sessions, the Scouts will learn such skills from how to throw together a hilarious skit in ten minutes to how to effectively help a Scout to learn a skill over the course of a week. The CITís also learn about the Aims and Methods of Scouting and how we use such ideas as the patrol method to run summer camp. Going through the COPE course or developing a crazy and original name, flag, handshake and song with the other members of the CIT A patrol, the Scouts will learn more about camp and about Scouting.
Returning CIT candidates who have taken CIT A, are eligible for CIT B. This three-week program builds on the training gained in CIT A and gives the Scouts a chance to spend time in each of the areas, learning more of what it would be like to work on staff. They are expected to "Live the Example" not only for the Scouts and Leaders of the Troops in camp but also for the camp staff. This time is an excellent opportunity for these Scouts to get an idea of where they would like to work the next year. Since it is just a training program, it is also the last time for many of these boys to experience camp without the responsibilities of a staff member.
Each CIT program is limited to 20 participants.