Venturing Archives: Watercraft Ranger Elective

Venturing Ranger Award

To earn complete the Watercraft elective for the Venturing Ranger award, Venturers must learn to safely operate a paddle craft, board sail, or sailboat.


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Venturing is a BSA program for young men and women. The Venturing Ranger Award exemplifies a challenging high-level outdoor/high-adventure skills program.Venturing Ranger Award Requirements  The Venturing Ranger requirements provide an opportunity for Venturers to explore a number of areas related to the outdoors. To earn the Venturing Ranger award, a young man or woman must complete eight core requirements and four electives.

 

Venturing Ranger Award Watercraft ElectiveVenturing Ranger Award Elective - Watercraft  To complete the Venturing Ranger Award requirements for Watercraft, a Venturer must learn all about safely operating a watercraft. Then the Venturer must teach others about paddlecraft, board sailing, or sail boating operation and safety.

 

Table Top DisplayTips for a Great Table Top Display  Table top displays are a way to show off a hobby, collection, event, or other project. Or you can showcase your unit's program. As part of the Hobbies Troop Program Feature for Boy Scouts, table top displays are used in a hobby fair to show of each Scout's particular hobby. In addition, for several of the Venturing awards, Venturers must create a table top display.

 

Venturing is a BSA program for young men and women. The Venturing Ranger Award exemplifies a challenging high-level outdoor/high-adventure skills program.Helps and Requirements for the Ranger Award  Venturing is a BSA program for young men and women. The Venturing Ranger Award exemplifies a challenging high-level outdoor/high-adventure skills program.

 

Safe Swim Defense  Safe Swim Defense provides the steps which a BSA unit must take to safely participate in an activity which involves swimming.

 

LifesaverWater Rescue Methods  Since I am focusing on an aquatics theme this month, I thought I'd post about water rescue methods. These are methods used to rescue someone who is in trouble in the water. You will see these methods throughout the BSA programs from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts to Venturing.

 

LifesaverBSA Swim Test  Pack your swimsuit on top. Those are always the instructions when packing for summer camp, because one of the first things we will have to do when we get there is the swim test. The BSA swim test is used to determine ability level so that participants can swim in an area which is appropriate for them.

 

Boy Scouts of AmericaSweet 16 of BSA Safety | Skill Level Limits  The most familiar application of skill level limits is the swim tests which are administered at summer camp. But there are other examples as well.

 

TeachingBSA Methods - Teaching Others  The methods of Scouting are the ways that Scouting's aims of developing character, citizenship, and fitness in youth are achieved. One of the methods for Venturers is “teaching others”. Teaching others is the best way to really acquire deep knowledge of an area. By sharing their skills with others, Venturers retain their knowledge better and provide service to others

 

River Rafting with the Venture Crew  Our Crew is going river rafting today on the Huzzah River. The Huzzah is not deep or swift, so we're looking forward to a nice lazy day floating down the river.

 

Safety Afloat  Before embarking on a boating activity with your scouts, make sure everyone is aware of the Safety Afloat guidelines.