Beth McCarthy

Recruiting Representative, Northeast Region

Contact: 603-558-3502 or

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Recruiter Bio

Beth is originally from Syracuse, New York, and graduated from Saint Bonaventure University with a degree in History. After graduation, she worked as a tour guide in the Adirondacks and, while there, learned about SCA from a coworker. Beth was worried her History degree was not a good match for “the hippies at SCA,” but applied anyway… and in January 2003, her long journey with SCA began. From January-April 2003,  Beth’s first SCA internship was leading 50-minute living history tours of Scotty’s Castle in Death Valley National Park, California. January-March 2004 saw Beth as an SCA Recruiting Intern out of the New Hampshire office, and she traveled to schools in Oregon, Washington, Florida, Georgia, and Alabama, recruiting for SCA. Beth’s third SCA internship was in Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio, where she worked at the visitor’s center, did historic lock demonstrations, assisted at kid’s camp, led interpretive programs on the train, and would ride the bike path doing roving interpretation.

Beth became the Great Lakes Recruiting Representative in September 2006 and recruited in the Great Lakes for four seasons. In August 2010,  Beth became the Northeast Recruiting Representative and moved to Boston to cover her new region. She enjoys getting people “jazzed up for SCA” and hearing SCA alumni stories on her travels. This is her eighth year being an SCA recruiter and she is ready to answer your questions about SCA!


2016-2017 Recruiting Schedule

School Date City State
University of Rhode Island 9/19 Kingston RI
University of Massachusetts- Amherst 10/24-25 Amherst MA
University of Connecticut 9/20 Storrs CT
University of Vermont 10/19 Burlington VT
Pennsylvania State University 10/26-27 State College PA
SUNY-Binghamton 10/28 Binghamton NY
SUNY-Cortland 10/29 Cortland NY
SUNY-College of Environmental Science and Forestry 11/2-3 Syracuse NY
SUNY-Cobleskill 11/5 Cobleskill NY
SUNY-Buffalo 10/31 Buffalo NY
SUNY-Geneseo 11/1 Geneseo NY
Finger Lakes Community College 11/12 Canandaigua NY


Takeya Meggett

Recruiting Representative, Mid-Atlantic Region

Contact: 201-744-1820 or

Recruiter Bio

Takeya Meggett began her SCA career in 2011 as a Crew Leader with the Essex County, New Jersey, Community Crew. She then continued with SCA in Ely, Nevada, working on a Leader Crew in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. Later that year Takeya served three months as an SCA intern for Grand Teton National Park, after which she moved on to yet another SCA internship with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation in the Hudson Valley. In addition to the internships, Takeya was also selected to lead the NPS Academy in Alaska, which eventually led to a full-time staff position as a recruiter for SCA’s New York City Sandy Recovery Program. In just two months, Takeya recruited over 100 NY/NJ youth to serve with SCA. Takeya has a passion for the outdoors and for conserving nature, and with that passion she vows to continue to spread the word about SCA and its mission. Serving with SCA has ultimately changed Takeya’s life and she’s excited to continue the SCA legacy as a full-time recruiter for the Mid-Atlantic region.

2015-2016 Recruiting Schedule

School Name Date City State
CUNY-BMCC 9/22/2015 New York  NY
University of Wisconsin-Madison 10/5-6 Madison  WI
Iowa State University  10/8-9 Ames IA
Indiana University-Bloomington 10/12 Bloomington IN
Purdue University  10/13 West Lafayette  IN
University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign 10/14 Champaign IL
Depaul University  10/15 Chicago  IL
Fordham University 10/20 Bronx NY
Stony Brook University 10/22 Long Island  NY
Rutgers University 10/28 New Brunswick NJ
Wilberforce University  11/2 Wilberforce OH
Central State University  11/2 Wilberforce OH
Ohio State University 11/3-4 Columbus  OH
Bowling Green State University  11/5 Bowling Green OH
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 11/9-10 Ann Arbor MI
Michigan State University 11/11-12 East Lansing MI

We look forward to answering your questions!