Seneca Waterways Council
CURRENTS NEWSLETTER
November 19, 2019
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Give a "Taste" of Scouting

Does your unit have the best chili? Find on on December 3rd when we ROC the Day for Scouts! with us on Dec. 3rd and find out! The council is planning an event as part of the local ROC The Day/GIving Tuesday fundraising effort that will highlight what our Scouts have been doing all year. and, we're looking for Packs, Troops or Crews to participate in a chili cook off and/or set up a display showcasing what your unit likes most about Scouting, or a favorite camp out, or the collective merit badges earned by all your Scouts. If you're interested in being part of this and ROCing the Day for Scouts with us, email maryellen.smith@scouting.org
Help an Eagle Take Flight!

Business professionals are needed in all career fields to serve as mentors to an Eagle Scout . January 14, 2020 the Seneca Waterways Council will be hosting the 69th Annual Eagle Scout Mentor Dinner. An Eagle Scout from the Class of 2019 will be paired with a business mentor. Mentors share their experience and knowledge with the young Eagles giving them guidance in their career and educational pursuits. Each mentor will be connected with an Eagle Scout, allowing both the option of meeting prior to the event. If interested in helping Eagle Scout take flight, contact Laurie Bauer at 585-241-8526.
Camp Cards Full of Savings!

The Camp Card fundraiser is designed to help all scouts earn their way to summer camp, day camp, high adventure opportunities or any other unit programs. Units participating in the program will earn between 40-55% commission for each $5 Camp Card sold, and the remainder will go to the Council in order to help cover the costs of Camperships and to make improvements to our camps. The program can be RISK FREE by simply returning any unsold cards to the SWC Scout Service Center by the end of the sale.  Reserve your cards now!
OKPIK Training

OKPIK, the Inuit word for snowy owl, is a “Classroom Style” training experience designed to make you, the adult leader, aware of the physiological and psychological aspects of winter camping, as well as the great variety of winter camping equipment that’s available. This training will give you the skills and confidence to lead a winter camp out and ensure a safe and fun experience for all.
Back to Gilwell - A Critter Reunion!

Have you ever wanted to make connections with other Wood Badge course attendees? Have you ever wished you could go “Back to Gilwell”? Join us for Back to Gilwell – a critter reunion. 
Step back onto Gilwell field with fellow Wood Badgers in a celebration of Wood Badge, scouting and critters.  There are no tickets required to completed, this is a relaxed event to have fun and renew your scout spirit. Events that will be at the Back to Gilwell will include team building events, games, leadership instruction through various speakers, food, social time and auction and trading post. Besides being fun and full of fellowship, this event is also a fundraiser for the Bob Carafice Wood Badge scholarship fund.  
Strong Scout Shop Specials & Events!
Thorlo Sock Promotion Is Back!

 Are your feet cold? Do you get blisters from hiking? Damp, sweaty feet? Thorlo brand socks are the answer! Did you know that socks are the most needed, least donated items at homeless shelters? Want to help out the Military? Consider donating a pair when you buy a pair! From now until January 4 th , take 25% off of any two or more! Your feet with thank you, and with a 30 day 100% satisfaction guarantee, you don’t want to miss out!
CAMPSGIVING is Here!

Thankful for adventure, thankful for community – show your troop both by going outside this Thanksgiving and celebrating together.  Choose any 3 or more products from our Campsgiving shopping list and receive 20% off of those items! Items include cooking, sleeping, hydration, tents, and many more!! Promotion runs from through November 24 th !
Holiday Giving Tree

The Strong Scout Shop is providing an opportunity for the Scouting community to help local Scout members who may be in need of uniforms, uniform items, and other scouting needs! This will be done through the Holiday Giving Tree program starting November 16 th  through December 16 th . Stop in and pick from the tree to make a Scout's holiday a little brighter! Contact Brenda at 585/241-8551 or Brenda.ketchum@scouting.org for more information!
Job Opportunities
Program Specialists: Program Specialists work mainly in an in-school or afterschool setting implementing the Scouting program, and in addition will have responsibilities for Day Camp and Summer Resident camp. There may be situations where Program Specialists will be called upon to assist with special events and other activities.   Read full Job Description


District Executive: Work directly with volunteers, the community and business leaders to provide Scouting's character and leadership development programs to all youth.  Read full Job Description.

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