If you haven't read Tom Wessels' books, you're in for a treat. If you're headed out to the woods, particularly in New England, I recommend "Reading the Forested Landscape". It's like a detective story for uncovering the history of the woods that you are walking through. His latest book, "The Myth of Progress", argues that our society's current path of economic growth is contrary to three fundamental laws of science.See More
"I want you guys to know that being on the waitlist for SCA is not the end of the world. If you are dead set on serving on a crew this summer, continue serving your community, update your application, and most importantly be yourself! Stop checking…"
We are actively placing selected members as crews are finalized. As soon as we have a crew that is a good match for your availability and experience level, we will contact you. This page has more details about the placement…"
It's likely that the reference form emails are getting caught in a spam filter or fire wall. I see that you've downloaded one form, so that person will be able to fax it back in. The rest of your application is complete, so…"
"SCA promotes service after crews, why don't you research services projects in your area? It often helps to give back to others, which will help you realize that by applying for an SCA crew is about making a difference. Liz Putnam (the founder…"
"I am sorta having the same problem. The only thing we can really do is wait and preoccupy ourselves with something else. (Which is sorta what I am doing right now.) Anyways, good luck in getting in a crew! :)"
"That's great advice Julia. Sarah, you'll hear something by April 1st at the latest. All candidates will receive an email letting them know if they've been selected, declined or put on the waitlist. It looks like your…"
"Sometimes waiting is the best thing to do. It may seem hard but you can do it! Just remember that you have put your best application forward and that SCA has the finally say. Marlee, do you have any advice for Sarah. In the mean time, you can ask me…"
"Hi everybody! I'm a new applicant and I was curious if anyone had any tips on how they kept from checking their email 10 times daily to see if they got an acceptance email? Im really nervous because it would mean so much to me to be selected…"
Great questions! A strong crew application should show your motivation and enthusiasm, and that you are interested in or have experience in three things: being outdoors, doing service, and spending time away from home.…"