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May 21, 2019

You are receiving this newsletter because you have been member of the Seneca Waterways Council, Boy Scouts of America. To stay current on Scouting news, please be sure to update the Council with any changes to your email address!
Teen Opinions Count!

The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation is sponsoring Teen Opinions Count – A project where middle and high school-aged teens have an opportunity to join parents, caregivers, schools and youth organizations across Southeast Michigan and Western New York to provide their voices on what they feel is most important when it comes to afterschool time. The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation is committed to supporting teens when they are not in school.

Here's an opportunity for area teens to raise their voices and tell what they really want afterschool. And, you're invited to chime in with your own opinions! Every teen who completes sorting, rating, or both is eligible to enter for one of hundreds of Amazon gift cards. 
Part-Time Service Counter Position Opening

Seneca Waterways Council, Boy Scouts of America has an immediate opening for a professional, reliable, customer-oriented, part time service counter representative, 20-24 hours per week. Must be willing to work afternoons and Saturdays (4 hours). Successful candidate will perform customer service counter work such as greeting visitors, answering telephones and directing calls and/or visitors to the appropriate individual, processing payments, data entry, and reconciliation of accounts. Position requires working knowledge of data entry, telephone etiquette, experience at handling cash and credit card transactions, operating a cash register/point of sale system, and giving correct change. Familiarity with Scouting a plus. Send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Christine Crittenden .
Dave Cheney Memorial Scout Night at Frontier Field
June 15

Who's ready for some baseball? Saturday, June 15 is the Scout Night at Frontier FIeld. This year it's in honor and memory of former council employee and a longtime Scouter who has Gone Home. Dave was also a huge Red Wings and would be see at most games..especially Scout Night. Come out to the game, celebrate Dave's memory, and camp out over night in the outfield. It's also ZooperStars night along with fireworks!
Camp Aquatics Director Opening

Cub Scout Adventure Camp is looking to round out our Aquatics staff for this summer. We are currently hiring for: Aquatics Director (Must be 21+, attend week long Camp School and have a current Lifeguard certification), and Lifeguards (must be 16+ and have a current lifeguard certification by June 30). If interested, contact Judy Williams Program Director.
Get Your Summer Fun!
June 22 & 23 and June 26 - July 2 *not valid June 24*

Seabreeze tickets are now on sale at the Scout Service Center. You can also purchase them online at www.seabreeze.com . Enjoy the new Soak Zone with 2 new waterslides to cool you down. Do the tube on the new “Pipeline” enclosed body slide. Then go for an aqua-spin on the new “Twister” open body slide. Use special promo code on flyer to get the Scout discounted tickets of just $22.
Merit Badge Corner
Changes to Certain Merit Badges

Always change! The 2019 Scouts BSA Requirements book is out and available at the Scout Shop. In addition to change in the Requirements for Scout rank, there are numerous changes in Merit Badges from American Business to Woodwork.
           
American Business has been completely revised. There are changes to American Labor, Archery, Bird Study, Communications, First Aid, Fly-Fishing, Forestry, Geocaching, Golf, Law, Lifesaving, Motorboating, Personal Management, Railroading, reptile & Amphibian Study, Rifle Shooting, Rowing, Scouting Heritage, Soil & Water Conservation, and Woodwork.

Merit Badge Counselors are encouraged to get the latest Requirements for their badges.
Scout Shop Specials

Cub Scout Uniform Promotion – April 1 st – May 31 st !!
Take 25% off of any blue Cub Scout uniform shirt with the purchase of a blue Cub Scout uniform bottom! A great deal! Congratulations on your Cub Scout on achieving their new rank!
 
Thorlo Sock Promotion is coming, May 5 th – June 1 st !!
Our semi-Annual Tholo sock promotion is returning! Purchase any two or more pairs of socks and receive 25% off all pairs! Three uniform approved styles to choose from, plus an additional style for the most rugged of hikes!
Youth Protection Course
As of March 1, 2019, the online Youth Protection Training Course was replaced with an updated version. If you have already completed the current Y01 Youth Protection Training you are not be affected. If you have't completed it you will need to start over and take the full course. Completions will not be recorded in  my.scouting.org  until you have completed all 3 modules and the certification test. To print your completion certificate, return to  my.scouting.org , select "Menu" then "My Dashboard." Your Youth Protection Training Certificate can be printed by selecting the printer icon in the "YPT Status" area.  Please cont act Chuck Arnold, Assistant Council Commissioner for Youth Protection at 585-469-1462 or scouter.chuckles@gmail.com  if you have any questions. 
SPECIAL SCOUT DISCOUNT OFFERS
Dave Cheney Memorial
Scout Night at Frontier Field
Sat. June 15, 2019

Order TIckets Now!
Seabreeze Scout Days
June 22 & 23 and June 26 - July 2
*not valid June 24*
$22 each ticket
Job Opportunities
District Executive: Work directly with volunteers, the community and business leaders to provide Scouting's character and leadership development programs to all youth.  Click here for Job Description.

Summer Employment (Camp Staff and Counselor-In-Training) - Accepting summer employment applications for ALL three camping programs! Put your Scout experiences and love of the outdoors to the greatest challenge you will never regret! Click here for Job Description .

Click here to  Learn more about these positions and other opportunities in Scouting.
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