What is the Minimum Legal Working Age in Virginia?

In the state of Virginia, both federal child labor laws and state law are in accordance that the minimum age to work is 14. However, the minimum work age work does not usually include door-to-door sales (e.g., the Girl Scout cookie drive), working on a farm and the entertainment industry. These employment categories have different minimum age requirements. Additionally, there are child labor laws that restrict the number of hours youth are allowed to work.   

Required Certificates: Virginia law requires child employment certificates for those under the age of 16. You can find employment certificates online by visiting the  Virginia Youth Employment Website 

Work Restrictions: Virginians ages 14-15 can work in offices, restaurants, grocery stores, hospitals and much more, the hours they can work is limited. Additionally, youth this age can’t work more than three hours during a school day, 18 hours during a school week, eight hours during a non-school day or 40 hours during a non-school week. For more information on youth employment and restrictions please visit: Labor & Employment Law 

Looking for employment?  Check out the Cavalier Job Board in the Cafeteria this week.  Look for updates coming to the board in the next few weeks.  

National Apprenticeship Week

Happy National Apprenticeship Week! Interested in learning more about these life changing programs and opportunities? Contact us today at gccworkforce@germanna.edu and we’ll schedule an appointment to share information about the available apprenticeship programs and explore career pathways.

FastForward Tuition Assistance is available for eligible students in approved programs – https://www.germanna.edu/workforce/apprenticeship-programs/

Radiologic Technologic Week

National Radiologic Technologic Week  is celebrated annually to recognize the vital work of radiologic technologists across the nation. The celebration takes place each year during the week that includes Nov. 8th to commemorate the discovery of the x-ray by Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen on Nov. 8, 1895.
The week-long celebration calls attention to the important role medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals play in patient care and health care safety

Here is a link to find out more about this occupation: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/radiologic-technologists.htm

Job Seeker Checklist

What field(s) are you interested in?

  • Are you seeking a full-time or part-time   
  • schedule?
  • Remote or in-person obligation?
  • Are you open to contract work?

What compensation base are you looking for?

  • Factor in your desired base salary including additional costs, such as childcare, clothing, fuel, etc. If working from home, calculate the cost of a home computer, internet service cell phone.
  • Research salaries within your desired fields to know what others with similar experience and duties are requiring.

Craft or update your resume.

  • BEFORE: List out all volunteer activities, work experiences, awards, education certificates and degrees.
  • DURING: Decide which of the above are relevant to what you are applying for.
  • AFTER: Enlist a trusted person or organization to review the document for accuracy, grammar and effectiveness.

Start your job search.

Draft a cover letter adapted to the specific job description of what you are applying for.

  • Use keywords from the job description,
  • Explain gaps in your resume, and connect the dots from your qualifications to the desired position.

Create a professional email address for all communication.

Take stock of your social media accounts.

  • Are they professional?
  • Consider the privacy of your accounts because some hiring managers do research online.
  • If you haven’t already, create a LinkedIn account and ensure it matches the information on your resume.

Keep track of the jobs you apply for, where you found them, any notes that are relevant to your search and communication with the company.

Summer Jobs at Goshen

GOSHEN STAFF

About Goshen Staff

Want the coolest summer job?

Every year, the seven camps and programs which make up the Goshen Scout Reservation employ close to 250 highly motivated individuals to participate in the experience of a lifetime. If you are 14 years of age or older by this summer, you could be a part of something huge!

Contents

Being on Staff
Which Camps
Summer Schedule
Job Openings
Apply Now
Learn more below or apply now!

Being on Staff

Every year, the seven camps and programs which make up the Goshen Scout Reservation employ close to 250 highly motivated individuals to participate in the experience of a lifetime.

Staff will receive one day off per week and will generally receive a night off as well. Room and board is provided. At the resident camps (and for the High Adventure staff when at base camp), staff have a canvas wall tent on a wooden platform to stay in and store personal equipment.

For all positions, the primary focus is delivering program. Other responsibilities for all positions include physical setup, maintenance, and tear down of the camp in addition to other general duties based on the operations of camp. Prior experience with Scouting not required.

Which Camp?

Scout & Venturing Camp


Camp Bowman

Number One

  • Staff Dining Hall (Scouts do Patrol Cooking)
  • Staff must be: 15+ (14 year olds can be CITs)
  • Program Areas: Admin (Trading Post, First Aider, Quartermaster), Aquatics, Bowman Brigade (First Year Program), Bowman Vets (Older Scout Program), Culture Craft, Handicraft, Nature, Scoutcraft, Shooting Sports

Learn MoreScout & Venturing Camp


Camp Marriott

The Place to Be

  • Staff Dining Hall (Scouts do Patrol Cooking & Heater Stack)
  • Staff must be: 15+ (14 year olds can be CITs)
  • Program Areas: Admin (Trading Post, First Aider, Quartermaster), Aquatics, Eagle’s Eyrie, Ecology, Handicraft, New Scout Quest (First Year Program), Scoutcraft, Shooting Sports

Learn MoreScout Camp


Camp Olmsted

Pride!

  • Dining Hall
  • Staff must be: 15+ (14 year olds can be CITs)
  • Program Areas: Admin (Trading Post, First Aider, Quartermaster), Aquatics, CultureCraft, Ecology, Handicraft, Scoutcraft, Shooting Sports, Tech Center, Trailshead (First Year Program), COPE, Climbing, ATV Program

Learn MoreWebelos Camp


Camp PMI

Pride. Style. Dedication.

  • Dining Hall
  • Staff must be: 15+ (14 year olds can be CITs)
  • Program Areas: Admin (Trading Post, First Aider, Quartermaster), Aquatics, Archery, BBs, Handicraft, Nature, Scoutcraft, Year 2 Program

Learn MoreWebelos Camp


Camp Ross

Ross is Boss!

  • Dining Hall
  • Staff must be: 15+ (14 year olds can be CITs)
  • Program Areas: Admin (Trading Post, First Aider, Quartermaster), Aquatics, Archery, BBs, Handicraft, Nature, Quest (Year 2 Program), Scoutcraft

Learn MoreHigh Adventure Camp


Lenhok’sin

Hit the Trail!

  • Dining Hall & Trail Meals
  • Staff must be: 16+
  • Program Areas: Caving (Technical), Foxfire (Historical), Mountain Man (Historical), Mountain Sports (Technical), Paddle Sports (Technical), River Guide, Robin Hood (Historical), Rock Climbing (Technical)

Learn MoreAdministration Camp


Camp Post

Budgets, Yay!

  • Staff Dining Hall
  • Staff must be: 15+
  • Program & Work Areas: Clerical, Retail, Warehouse, & Health Lodge

Learn More

2019 Summer Schedule

Staff must be able to work from Saturday, June 15 until Tuesday, August 6, 2019.

Area Directors and other designated staff may be required to be available earlier than June 15th for position-specific training and/or for advance set up.

CITs should talk to their Camp Directors for camp dates.

Staff 2019 Openings

The National Capital Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America is an equal opportunity employer. The National Capital Area Council does not discriminate in employment on accounts of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, physical disability, military status, or unfavorable discharge from military service.

We are still actively seeking staff for a number of positions for the 2019 summer season! If you are interested, please see the application process below.

How to Apply

Interviews will be the first two Saturdays in January 2019, the 5th and 12th.

Can’t make it to interviews? Missed interviews? We do phone interviews as well. Please don’t hesitate to apply or contact us if you’re interested! We’d love to have you!Click Here to Apply

Please call or email Camping Specialist Sarah Moses at (301) 214-9155 or Sarah.Moses@scouting.org with any questions.

About Us

Goshen Scout Reservation, a fully accredited camp, is the home of three resident Scout camps, two resident Webelos camps, and the Lenhok’sin High Adventure Base, all centrally located around beautiful, 450 acre, Lake Merriweather.Learn MoreGet DirectionsRegister

Contact Us

Program
Phil Barbash
Goshen Reservation Director
Philip.Barbash@Scouting.org
(301)214-9195

Registration
Sarah Moses
Goshen Camping Administrator
Sarah.Moses@Scouting.org
(301)214-9155National Capital Area Councilwww.ncacbsa.org

          © 2017 Goshen Scout Reservation

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STEPS TO CAREER SUCCESS

1) Learn more about yourself via Career Assessments:

2) Learn more about career options that match your interests through watching career videos, taking related classes, participating in PVCC clubs and after school activities, talking with professionals/networking, finding a mentor and/or job shadowing experiences.  Here are some good career/labor market resources:

3) Create your introduction/professional documents (resume, cover/thank you letters, LinkedIn, etc.) to help you land interviews/jobs.

4) Get experience through volunteering, interning or even temporary employment.  These are easier ways to gain access to employers which often lead to long term employment.

  • Volunteering – search by area of interest on United Way
  • Interning – check back.
  • Temporary employment
  • Job Searching

5) Decide whether your career target is a good fit.  If not, consider repeating these steps since finding a great career path is often a process.

 

You can go through h this with the help of your Career Coach or School Counselor .  Sign up HERE to meet with them.

Ever thought about Job Corps???

Fredericksburg – Job Corps Information Session

Job Corps Logo

Job Corps is the nation’s largest career technical training and education program for young people from 16 through 24 years of age that qualify as low income. A voluntary program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor, Job Corps provides eligible young men and women with an opportunity to gain the experience they need to begin a career or advance to higher education. Job Corps has no cost to its students or their families.

Job Corps offers hands-on training in more than 100 career technical areas, including: automotive and machine repair, construction, finance and business services, health care, hospitality, information technology, manufacturing, renewable resources, and many more. All training programs are aligned with industry certifications and are designed to meet the requirements of today’s careers.

Job Corps also offers the opportunity to earn a high school diploma or a GED for those youth who don’t have either. For youth who already have a high school diploma, Job Corps can help them prepare for college through partnerships with local colleges. Resources are also available for English Language Learners.

To learn more about Job Corps and begin the admissions process, plan to attend this information session:

Phone: (540) 322-5781
Websitewww.jobcorps.gov

Address:

Workforce Development Center
10304 Spotsylvania Ave., Suite 100
Fredericksburg, VA  22407

Locality:
Fredericksburg
Type of Event:
Job Corps Information Sessions

Program Oppurtunites!!!!

 Program Opportunities

NASA Opportunities for Students

The Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) provides the following STEM opportunities for free to all Virginia students:

Virginia Space Coast Scholars (VSCS)-Program for 10th grade students focusing on the missions flown or managed by NASA Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, with a Summer Academy program at NASA Wallops Flight Facility.  For more information, visit Virginia Space Coast Scholars

Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars (VASTS)- Program for 11th and 12th grade students focusing on NASA’s human spaceflight missions and the Journey to Mars with an online course with a Summer Academy program at NASA Langley Research Center.  Students can earn up to 4 free dual enrollment credits.  For more information, visit VASTS

Virginia Earth System Science Scholars (VESSS)-Program for 11th or 12th grade students, VESSS is an interactive, on-line Earth System Science Course featuring NASA scientific research and data. The students can earn up to 5 transferable, free dual enrollment college credits and can also compete to attend a Summer Academy program at NASA Langley Research Center.  For more information, visit VESSS

 

The Society of Women Engineers at the University of Virginia

Are you interested in learning about engineering or pursuing an engineering career?  Apply for your place at The Society of Women Engineers High School Visitation Program on November 21, 2018. Deadline to apply is October 22, 2018.  This program is designed to give young women the opportunity to learn about the different fields in engineering and the engineering curriculum at the University of Virginia. For more information, visit Society of Women Engineers

 

University of Virginia’s Multicultural Overnight Visit Experience (MOVE)

The University of Richmond is looking for high-achieving seniors who self-identify as a historically underrepresented population or are interested in issues of diversity and inclusion to further their mission to create a community of diverse scholars committed to academic excellence. While the program is open to all students, priority is given to underrepresented populations during the selection process. Students and their families will have the opportunity to experience the cultural diversity of Richmond, while getting a perspective of life as a potential student.  If interested, fill out Interest Form by October 5, 2018.

 

Science & Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP)

The application for the Science & Engineering Apprenticeship Program has officially opened. The deadline to submit application, transcripts and letters of recommendation is October 31, 2018 @ 6 PM EST.  If you have any questions, email seap@asee.org or call (202)649-3833.  For the application, visit SEAP Application

 

University of Dayton

The University of Dayton is offering open house events for families to tour their beautiful campus, learn about admissions and financial aid, and discover experiential learning opportunities.  The open house events will be held on September 30 and November 11, 12-4.  For more information, visit Open House or call 800-UD-PRIDE (800-837-7433).

 

Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University is taking applications for their Diversity Overnight, November 11 and 12.  Applications are due October 1.  Diversity Overnight is designed for high schools seniors from diverse backgrounds to get an in-depth look at opportunities available to them.  For more information, visit Diversity Overnight

 

 

 

 

 

 

Career Exploration Resources

The Vault – A definitive guide to thousands of careers
What can I do with this major? – A list of career paths sorted by common majors
Mynextmove – Explore possibilities in health care, match your skills
Bureau of Labor Statistics – An encyclopedia of careers; find out about different roles, education requirements, salaries, and more
Occupational Information Network – Search occupations, industries, and skills