This game makes a fun break in a meeting. It is a favorite with our Venture Crew. Because of the physical contact with the partners, when playing this game with our coed Crew, boys are partners with boys and girls are partners with girls.
Venturing is a Boy Scouts of America program for young men and women who are 14 to 20 years of age. Venturing is a very flexible program. A Venturing crew might be focused on a hobby, such as railroading or scuba diving. It might just have an outdoor focus. Or it might be a church youth group with a service focus.
Venturing Focus Areas
Venturing Crews can choose a focus are. The five general areas are
- Arts and Hobbies
- Religious and Community Life
- Sea Scouts
Venturers can pursue interests outside their focus areas also, but having a focus gives the group some common goals. Venturing is a diverse program which can be tailored to fit almost any group’s need. See the articles below for some more ideas about Venturing.
The Crew is planning another activity this meeting. They are all going to church together and then they are heading to the City Museum. The City Museum is often described as a giant playground for teenagers and young adults, so this should be a fun activity for them.
I think that being elected by their peers is meaningful to many of our youth. The role of adults in these units is to train the youth leaders.
“Group Activities” is one of the BSA methods for Venturers.
National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is an intense week long leadership training class for youth
The leadership structure in a Venture Crew is much different than in a Boy Scout Troop. Venturing offices are President, Vice President – Administration, Vice President – Program, Secretary, and Treasurer.
Association with adults is one of the methods used in both Boy Scouts and Venturing. While these programs are youth-led, there are still adults present to mentor and help the youth leaders.
The three aims of Scouting are Character Development, Citizenship Training, and Mental and Physical Fitness. So how is citizenship incorporated into the Scouting programs offered by BSA?
Our Crew has been trying to recruit lately. The problem they are having is they talk to Bob and he isn’t sure he wants to go unless Tim and Amy are going. They talk to Tim and Amy and they are wondering who else will be there. And on and on…
At our Crew meeting this past Sunday, the focus was on skiing. Our council is having a ski night for Venturers at a local ski resort in January. The original plan had been to have a guest speaker come in and give some skiing tips. He couldn’t make it at the last minute, so our […]
One of the things I like about being a Scouter is getting to meet others who also want to help our youth. I recently got to do that when I was interviewed by Miss Shannon and Miss Liberty on the Moms In Scouting Service (MISS) Show.
The three aims of Scouting are Character Development, Citizenship Training, and Mental and Physical Fitness. Today we look at how character development is incorporated into the Scouting programs offered by BSA.
The three aims of Scouting are Character Development, Citizenship Training, and Mental and Physical Fitness. So how are physical and mental fitness is incorporated into the Scouting programs offered by BSA?
Webelos need to learn about the Scout Law for their Webelos badge and their Arrow of Light Award. This classic Scout song is a fun way to help them learn it.
The featured core value for Cub Scouts for the month of November is citizenship. Our Pack will help encourage citizenship in our Cub Scouts by participating in the local Scouting for Food program.
Our Venture Crew is having a costume party tonight. JD is responsible for planning the activities. I’ve asked him for a general idea of what will be happening.
Some people wonder about what the main differences between the Boy Scout and Venturing programs. Aside from the obvious differences – the age difference and boys only vs. coed – looking at the methods used in the two programs offers some insights into the main differences between the program.
The Venturing Crew Officers Orientation is meant to be shown directly to your Venturing Crew officers. If you are a new Advisor or Associate Advisor, you will also find this training informational.
The Boy Scouts of America enumerates three aims of Scouting – Character, Citizenship, and Fitness.
This is an icebreaker in which a group must work together to “untie” themselves from a knot. This is a cooperative rather than competitive game.
Our Crew has been going for about 10 months now and our officers are still trying to determine what will work for the group. Up until now, our meeting schedule has been pretty irregular. Things have been going pretty smoothly for the group, but it seems like regular meetings would help with planning and growing.
This year Fall Fun Rally has been designated the BSA Centennial Year National Venturing Event.
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.
Swift offers weeks of summer camp for Venturers and Explorers. Activities include water skiing, tubing, sailing, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, rock climbing, rappelling, ropes challenge courses, horseback riding, mountain biking, rifle shooting, and archery.
Recruiting new Crew members presents some challenges. How can we reach youth and get them to try Venturing?
Camping with a coed Scouting unit presents its own set of concerns and challenges. It is important to have a clearly defined Code of Conduct beforehand.
Won’t You Smile is a team-building or icebreaker game suitable for Venturers or Boy Scouts.
When I was first approached to be the new Advisor for the Venturing Crew, our district executive warned me that teenagers don’t usually plan ahead. Boy was he right!