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Scouting provides fun activities that promote personal responsibility and self-esteem; and helps children develop into well-rounded adults.


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          Since 1910, Scouting has helped mold the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The Boy Scouts of America believes and understands that helping youth puts us on a path towards a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society.
          Today's professional Scouters are a diverse group of men and women sharing a dynamic career offering independence, achievement, and stability. This is work that makes a difference, work that calls one to continual learning and challenge, work that offers solid compensation, benefits, and advancement.

The District Associate selected will:
          • Work with a volunteer board of directors and other community and
business leaders to identify, recruit, train, guide, and inspire them to become involved in youth programs.
          • Achieve progress towards specific goals and objectives which include program development through collaborative relationships, volunteer recruitment and training, fundraising, membership recruitment and retention.
          • Be responsible for extending programs to religious, civic, fraternal, educational, and other community-based organizations through volunteers.
          • Secure adequate financial support for programs in assigned area. Achieve net income and participation objectives for assigned camps and activities.
          • Recruit leadership for finance campaign efforts to meet the financial needs of the organization.
          • Ensure that all program sites are served through volunteers, regular leader meetings, training events and activities.
          • Collaborate with adult volunteers and oversee achievement of training for their respective role.
          • Be a good role model and recognize the importance of working relationships with other professionals and volunteers. The executive must have excellent communication skills and be able to explain the program’s goals and objectives to the public.
          • Provide quality service through timely communication, regular meetings, training events and activities.
          • Have a willingness and ability to devote irregular hours to achieve council and district objectives.
Desired Skills:
          • Strong marketing, fund-raising and program development background is highly desired.
          • Non-profit, fundraising or sales experience is a plus.
          • Must be comfortable with public speaking and interacting with diverse audiences. Excellent people skills, enthusiastic, punctual, responsible, and creative.
          • Self-motivated individual with solid time management skills and strong organizational skills in management, budgeting, and planning.
          • Committed to personal and professional productivity, while maintaining high ethical and professional working standards.
          • Must be willing to accept and meet the Boy Scout of America’s leadership and membership standards and subscribe to the Scout Oath and Law.
          • Attained 21 years of age or older unless prohibited by any applicable law.
          • Ability to work varied hours when necessary, evening activities and weekend work is frequently required to achieve positive objectives.
          • Ability to travel for training at least once a year for one to two weeks.
          • A Scouting background is helpful but not required for employment.
          • Offers for employment are subject to criminal, reference, and motor vehicle background checks.
          Rip Van Winkle Council is an equal opportunity employer. This position will pay $15 per hour, 25 hours per week with bonuses available based on performance. Auto allowance and mileage also included.
How to apply:
          Qualified candidates must submit cover letter and resume to: dana.kuhns@scouting.org
Only the most qualified candidates will be contacted.


Council Newsletter:

January 2023 Newsletter

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August 2022 Newsletter

July 2022 Newsletter

June 2022 Newsletter

May 2022 Newsletter 



Council Calendar:

RVW Council Calendar 2022-2023 PDF



Opportunity for Scout Outing

The Historical Society of Woodstock is currently completing a permanent exhibit (spring 2023) that will display many interesting tools and implements used by Ulster County families and industries over the past several centuries. The artifacts, along with accompanying descriptions, will be housed in a shed next to our museum at 20 Comeau Drive.

As den leaders we were always looking for new activities for either our den or the pack, and I think we could develop an interesting and educational outing for your scouts. The tools, with perhaps a scavenger hunt activity to hold their attention, could be just such an outing. Depending on interest and the size of your group(s), we could create a “station” activity with scouts rotating among the tool exhibit, the current exhibit at the Eames House Museum, and even something outdoors on the Comeau property.




CDC recommends wearing a mask in enclosed or crowded places, customers are encouraged to wear a mask when in the Scout Service Center.



The mission of the Rip Van Winkle Council is to provide an effective program for boys and girls, as well as young men and women, to help them develop desirable qualities of character and leadership, participating citizenship, personal fitness, good family values, and respect for the environment, and to prepare them to make ethical choices over their lifetime in achieving their full potential.

Further, it is the mission of the Rip Van Winkle Council to make the Scouting program available to all eligible youth in Ulster and Greene Counties. The council will develop and maintain the physical and financial resources to support an effective Scouting program in its territory and support the chartered organizations that use Scouting.

31 JAN

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