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.  

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

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