Seneca Waterways Council
CURRENTS NEWSLETTER
November 12, 2019
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Do You Dream About a Career In Engineering?

If you do, in conjunction with the Exploring Division of the Seneca Waterways Council, IBC Engineering P.C. is hosting an Exploring Post which is geared to exposing young people to learning about a career in Engineering through the experience of a hands on setting, during which they will: create a project in a group setting, learn drafting techniques, receive mentorship and career guidance from Engineers. Informational Event on November 13th.
Does the Field of Law Interest You?

Interested in a law career? If you are, Harris Beach PLLC and MacDonald Law Office in conjunction with the Exploring Division of the Seneca Waterways Council are hosting Exploring Posts which are geared to exposing young people to learning about a career in law through the experience of a Mock Trial setting, during which they will: practice basic trial techniques, learn teamwork in a fast-paced setting, develop leadership skills, and receive mentorship and career guidance from lawyers. Informational events on November 14 and 18th - click learn more for specifics of each law firm's event.
Mentor an Eagle!

January 14, 2020 the Seneca Waterways Council will be hosting the 69th Annual Eagle Scout Mentor Dinner. The event’s goal is to pair an Eagle Scout from the Class of 2019 with a business mentor who can encourage them as they pursue higher education and career aspirations. Mentors are needed in all career fields and will be connected with an Eagle Scout, allowing the Mentor and Scout the option of meeting prior to the event. If interested, contact Laurie Bauer at 585-241-8526.
ROC the Day for Scouts

Will you ROC with us? ROC the Day is coming up on Tuesday, Dec. 3rd. The council is planning an event that will highlight what our Scouts have been doing all year. 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 campout, 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
Are You Up for An Arctic Challenge?

7th Annual Massawepie Arctic Challenge​, is happening on Jan 17-20, 2020 over Martin Luther King Day Weekend. This is a great opportunity to experience Massawepie that very few get to see. Winter camping and activities offer new challenges for your scouts. Stay indoors or push your limits and stay outdoors, The Arctic challenge will something your Scouts never forget. Space is limited so register soon before it fills!
Okpik-atta-what???

As snowflakes brush your nose, you hear the water on the stove begin to boil and are looking forward to a nice hot meal after your hike. It’s February and you’re near the Fawn Haven lean-to in the high hills of the J. Warren Cutler Scout Reservation. Does it get any better than this in February? Probably not. Come complete your winter camping journey with Okpikattavik! 

Scouting Safety Moment
BUNK BEDS

“36,000 injuries related to bunk beds occur in the United States each year, according to Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the American Academy of Pediatrics. The head and neck are most prone to injuries due to falls from bunk beds. Our Scouting family is not immune to this risk.”

Bunk beds are often experienced in cabin camping accommodations and can be beneficial if all participants, youth and adult, understand the basic safety rules for their use. The same rules also apply to lofts in lean-to’s and 3 or 4 tier beds hung from chains on a naval ship overnighter. All incidents are due to not following these basic guidelines.
Strong Scout Shop Specials & Events!
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 . Nominate a Scout in need at the Scout Shop between now and November 15 th . 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.

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