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.
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!
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.
Scout & Venturing Camp
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
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
Program Areas: Caving (Technical), Foxfire (Historical), Mountain Man (Historical), Mountain Sports (Technical), Paddle Sports (Technical), River Guide, Robin Hood (Historical), Rock Climbing (Technical)
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
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