Venturing Officer Position Descriptions

A group of teens who can use these Venturing officer position descriptions to help provide leadership for their Venturing Crew.

The leadership structure in a Venturing Crew is much different than in a Scouts BSA Troop. Here is a list of the Venturing officer position descriptions and a brief summary of the suggested responsibilities for each officer.

In a smaller Crew, some of the positions in this list of Venturing officer position descriptions might not be filled. In general, the positions at the top of the Venturing officer position descriptions list are more critical than the ones at the bottom.

Venturing Officer Position Descriptions

President

The Crew President works with the other officers to ensure that the Crew runs smoothly. The President presides over Crew meetings. The President also works with the Crew Advisers and other adult consultants, actively seeking advice when necessary.

Vice President – Administration

The VP-Admin takes charge of the Crew when the Crew President is not present. The VP-Admin also is usually in charge of membership and recruiting. He or she tracks advancement .

Vice President – Program

The VP-Program oversees the execution of Crew activities. He or she recruits and supports other Crew members who plan and carry out each activity.  The VP-Program regularly surveys the Crew members to learn their interests.  He or she keeps a calendar with activity dates.

Secretary

The Crew Secretary keeps track of attendance and records meeting minutes. He or she is responsible for Crew communications in the form of newsletters, emails, phone trees, etc.

Treasurer

The Crew Treasurer maintains the Crew financial records. In some situations, he or she might be responsible for maintaining the Crew checking account and writing checks.  The Crew Treasurer collects dues and keeps track of Crew member accounts. He or she works with other Crew members to organize fundraisers.

Guide

The Crew Guide is an experienced Venturer who helps new members learn about the Venturing program and become active members of the Crew.

Quartermaster

The Crew Quartermaster is responsible for ensuring that the Crew has the materials and supplies for their activities. The Quartermaster keeps an inventory of supplies and records of who supplies have been loaned to. The Quartermaster also keeps the equipment in good working order and helps obtain new equipment as needed.

Historian

The Crew Historian keeps records of the Crew’s activities. This can include taking photos, making written logs, or maintaining a Crew website. The Historian might also determine how to store or display memorabilia.

More Resources

Learn More about Venturing

Venturing is a co-ed program offered by the Boy Scouts of America for young men and women who are 14 years old to 20 years old.

Venturing Crew Officers Orientation

Like other BSA training modules, this can be completed through a my.scouting.org account.

Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews

This ILSC facilitator guide will help your youth leaders train other Crew members.


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