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Boy Scouts of America

Junior assistant scoutmaster

January 2014 - June 2019 • El Cerrito, CA

What I liked

I liked working with younger boy scouts and helping them thrive in their lives just like the older scouts did when I was a younger scout.

What I wish was different

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Program Specialist

September 2018 - October 2019 • Philadelphia, PA

What I liked

The hours were flexible and weren't strenuous. Gave me a chance to truly practice my leadership skills.

What I wish was different

The amount of hours were very low so pay wasnt as lavish as expected.

Advice

The more schools you can manage the better off you'll be.
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Camp Counselor

May - July 2019 • Chimayo, NM

What I liked

I loved interacting with other camp staff, but especially with the scouts that came. Talking to their scout leaders was also interesting. Getting to teach scouts different skills, and watching them enjoy it, was very rewarding.

What I wish was different

Being paid more for the work that was done would have been nice, especially because it was a high stress working environment. Also if there had been more clarity on what to expect while working there, the job would have been a bit easier to handle.

Advice

Some advice I could give from having this job is to take care of yourself if you’re under high amounts of pressure. This job was rewarding, but it was also incredibly stressful. Without taking proper care of yourself, getting sleep, staying hydrated, and taking advantage of days off, it could quickly and completely drain you. So taking care of yourself is very important if you want to succeed through pressure.
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Mountain Bike and BMX instructor

June - August 2019 • Glen Jean, WV

What I liked

I loved the people I worked with, the students we taught, and the care we were provided.

What I wish was different

I wished we were given air conditioning in the tents we slept in for the entire summer. It did teach me how fix everything with rope though.

Advice

Bring appropriate clothing and shoes!
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Camp Director

July - August 2018 • Idyllwild-Pine Cove, CA

What I liked

It was awesome to give back to the Scouts since it had been a big piece in my life. Many of the other staffers were happy to help and enjoyed making memories.

What I wish was different

I wish my role could have been more defined. It resulted in some misconceptions about my job.

Advice

It provided great work experience in how to manage stress, organization, and team building.
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Camp Counselor

May - July 2019 • Runaway Bay, TX

What I liked

Blacksmithing is fun and teaching it is something I enjoy greatly

What I wish was different

Advice

It's a lot of hard work you don't normally get paid what you think you're worth but it is a very enriching experience I like that
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Youth Program Director

June - July 2019 • Stonewall, LA

What I liked

I loved be apart of developing youth.

What I wish was different

Better camping directors

Advice

Worth being apart of but you have to be self motivated to have a good experience.
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Lakefront manager

June 2016 • Payson, UT

What I liked

Room and board came with the job, we all became like family by the end of the summer! I still go back and help in the season if I can.

What I wish was different

I wish people would take my job more seriously. They think I just play all day, which I kind of do...but in a work way.

Advice

When you’re in nature so constantly, you find a part of yourself you never knew you never knew.
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Camp Counselor

May - August 2019 • Mount Pleasant, UT

What I liked

The environment

What I wish was different

The hours, they were just long

Advice

Be willing to work hard
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Camp Counselor

June - September 2019 • Calverton, NY

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

Once in a lifetime opportunity to experience growth
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Camp Counselor

May - August 2019 • Montgomery Township, NJ

What I liked

The staff

What I wish was different

Sleeping arrangement

Advice

Great experience
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Scout Master

September 2017 • Stoughton, WI

What I liked

Everything! I went through scouts and earned my Eagle scout in 2016. I'm currently on my 11th year with the Boy Scouts in total and it's great being an adult figure for the scouts.

What I wish was different

I wish I had shown up more. I worked occasionally during scout meetings and I could have done my best to take off work during these meetings.

Advice

It's totally worth being around any scouts. Knowing you can have some sort of an impact on others' lives and just doing your best to help others is great.
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Lifeguard

June 2013 • Charlestown, IN

What I liked

I love the people I work with and being able educate kids and teach life lessons and skills that will be useful for the rest of their lives

What I wish was different

Getting paid

Advice

Children are the future, no matter if you’re teaching them to swim or helping them learn STEM subjects, they will remember you for a long time and you can put a spark in them that could light the fires of the future.
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Camp Counselor

June - August 2019 • Catskill, NY

What I liked

It was a wonderful experience getting out in nature for summer on the mountain with people I knew, and people I did not. We made an excellent team and the scouts seemed to have a really great time and learned a lot. It was a very rewarding experience, not only for the time outside, but also being able to teach about various STEM skills and watch the scouts learn.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Multimedia Intern

June 2019 • Cleveland, OH

What I liked

It was an internship in my field but also with the Boy Scouts that I grew up with. It was a combination of two of my biggest passions.

What I wish was different

Advice

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C.O.P.E. Director and Climbing Instructor

January 2016 • Greenbrier, AR

What I liked

Working with all ages of Scouts to help them overcome their fears. Expanding their skill sets and strengthening their group dynamic.

What I wish was different

Cooler weather! It's all on an outside Challenge Course.

Advice

Stay active, share what you learn, listen more than you speak, and never forget to have fun while you do it.
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Camp Counselor

June - August 2019 • Nebo, NC

What I liked

Interacting with the kids, teaching, helping them adjust to camp life, basic first aid experiences

What I wish was different

I was working 24/7–literally. I was only allowed off camp for a few hours once/week. The hours I was on camp I could be summoned to do anything including emergency first aid

Advice

It was an amazing experience I would recommend to everyone. If you have a love for teaching or working with kids this is the job for you.
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Store Manager

July - August 2019 • Stanley, ID

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

This experiance allowed me to be outside and work with a variety of youth. If you like to be outside, I woild recommend this!
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Rockwall director

June - August 2019 • Collinston, UT

What I liked

I liked being outdoors, and helping kids overcome their fears of climbing. Most of the people I worked with were awesome!

What I wish was different

The pay—it’s not amazing for the amount of work and hours you’re prutting in.

Advice

It’s a great opportunity for leadership.
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Summer Camp STEM Director

June - July 2019 • Blairsville, GA

What I liked

My coworkers were phenomenal. I loved being part of the group dynamic, and I don't think there was a single day were I wasn't happy.

What I wish was different

Advice

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