Small Discussion Groups What are you looking forward to? What are you concerned about? 4
BSA Mission Statement The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. 5
What does it mean to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices and instill values? 6
The Venturing Oath As a Venturer, I promise to do my duty to God and help strengthen America, to help others, and to seek truth, fairness, and adventure in our world. 7
Venturing Code As a Venturer, I believe that Americas strength lies in our trust in God and in the courage, strength, and traditions of our people. I will, therefore, be faithful in my religious duties and will maintain a personal sense of honor in my own life. 8
I will treasure my American heritage and will do all I can to preserve and enrich it. I will recognize the dignity and worth of all humanity and will use fair play and goodwill in my daily life. I will acquire the Venturing attitude that seeks the truth in all things and adventure on the frontiers of our changing world. 9
Venturing Uniform No universal official uniform Recommended uniform is: – Spruce green shirt – Green tabs – Gray shorts or casual pants Uniform, if any, is crew choice 11
Venturing Crew Stand-alone unit Coed, ages 13-20 who have completed the 8 th grade Varsity Team Stand-alone unit Males, ages 14-17 Boy Scout Troop Stand-alone unit Males, ages 11-17 Venture Patrol Optional patrol of the troop Males, ages 13-17 12 Venturings Unique Place
Charter Agreement Chartered organizations role Venturing crews role BSA local councils role 13
Venturing Methods Adult association Leadership Recognition Ideals Group activities High adventure Teaching others 14
Nationwide Crew Interests Some are outdoor oriented Some have a sports and hobbies focus Some have a youth ministries focus Some are Sea Scout ships 15
Advisors Responsibilities Protecting young people in the crew from abuse Fostering a sense of community Developing crew officers to lead Encouraging participation and support among the crew Upholding standards of the Boy Scouts of America Ensuring safe activities Cultivating the Venturing spirit and fun 16
17 Session 2: Understanding and Protecting Youth
19 Adolescent Developmental Issues Experimentation Movement from dependence to interdependence Social relationships Physiological changes and sexual maturity Reevaluation of values
20 Understanding Young Adults What do we notice first about youth? – Size – Behavior Many times we misjudge based on the above. It is harder to know what is going on in their heads.
21 Understanding Young Adults Teenagers deal with opposing emotions. They fear and crave independence. They are in a constant struggle for power/independence. They want to be unique but are affected by peer pressure.
22 Leadership Styles for Advisors Be a mentor Be a coach Walk your talk Understand teen needs for autonomy Relate to youth Show mutual respect Demonstrate conflict management skills
27 Venturing Crew Organization President VP Administration VP Program Treasurer Secretary Activity Chairs Advisor AA Administration AA Program Treasurer Consultants Committee Chair Committee Secretary
28 Officers Briefing Get officers started quickly. Brief new officers on current program. Schedule PCI, AIS, and seminar. Explain officers responsibilities. Understand the Advisors expectations.
29 Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews Module One – Unit Organization Module Two – Tools of the Trade Module Three – Leadership and Teamwork
35 10 20 30 40 Silver Ranger Quartermaster General
36 Four Levels of Learning Level 4 You teach it to someone else. Level 3 You experience it. Level 2 It is taught to you. Level 1 You read it.
37 Consultants Advisors should seek them out They play a key role in Venturing They have special skills or resources They may be registered as adult volunteers They have no one-on-one involvement
38 Boards of Review Scout rank must have board of review Conducted by troop, team, or crew Three to six committee members Review, not an exam Fifteen minutes maximum Follows council procedures
39 Purposes of Board of Review Ensure work has been completed Determine the quality of experience Encourage advancement to next rank
40 Conducting a Crew Review Required for Gold and Silver awards Give completed paperwork to Advisor Crew president (with Advisor) appoints review committee Determine the quality of the experience Send advancement report to council office
41 Venturing Advisor Award of Merit Recognition for outstanding ability to work with youth Recipients nominated by crew president and committee chair
48 Whats Next? 90-Day Action Plan Set specific goals: – ILSC – Open house – Make annual plan – Youth Protection training – Consultant list – Train officers
49 A child is a person who is going to carry on what you have started. He is going to sit where you are sitting, and, when you are gone, attend to those things which you think are most important. You can create all the policies you please, but how they are carried out depends on him.
50 He will assume control of your cities, states, and nations. He is going to move in and take over your churches, schools, universities and corporations... the fate of humanity is in his hands. -Abraham Lincoln
51 Yes Click on button to return to game: Silver Award 10 Points May a Venturer earn all five Bronze awards?
52 Completion of ILSC is required. Click on button to return to game: Silver Award 20 Points How does the Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews Course relate to the Silver Award?
53 No, only the Gold and Silver Click on button to return to game: Silver Award 30 Points Must a crew review be conducted for all Venturing awards?
54 Silver Award Click on button to return to game: Silver Award 40 Points Which award requires participation in two Ethical Controversies?
55 Four Click on button to return to game: Ranger Award 10 Points How many of the 18 electives must a Venturer complete to earn the Ranger Award?
56 Outdoor Bronze is 1/2 Ranger requirements [four core and two electives] Click on button to return to game: Ranger Award 20 Points How does the Outdoor Bronze Award relate to the Ranger Award?
57 Advisor or consultant who worked with you Click on button to return to game: Ranger Award 30 Points Who may sign off on requirements and electives on the scoresheets in the Ranger Guidebook?
58 See page 4 of Ranger Guidebook Click on button to return to game: Ranger Award 40 Points Explain how a Venturer can receive multiple credit and/or past credit for work done as a Boy Scout.
59 Apprentice, Ordinary, Able Click on button to return to game: Quartermaster Award 10 Points Name the three ranks a Sea Scout must earn before Quartermaster.
60 Sea Scout Bronze is Ordinary rank Click on button to return to game: Quartermaster Award 20 Points Explain how Sea Scout advancement is related to the Bronze Award.
61 75% for Ordinary, Able, and Quartermaster Click on button to return to game: Quartermaster Award 30 Points What percentage of a ships meetings must a Sea Scout attend to achieve Sea Scout ranks?
62 Must use the Eagle service project workbook Click on button to return to game: Quartermaster Award 40 Points Describe the relationship between the Quartermaster service project and the Eagle service project.
63 Click on button to return to game: True General 10 Points T/F: Venturers may work toward the Ranger and Silver awards at the same time.
64 Yes Click on button to return to game: General 20 Points Must a BSA advancement report be completed?
65 Yes, if earned First Class in Troop or Team, until age 18 Click on button to return to game: General 30 Points May a male Venturer pursue the Eagle rank?
66 President, vice president, secretary, treasurer, boatswain, boatswains mate, yeoman, purser, storekeeper Click on button to return to game: General 40 Points Name the Venturing leadership positions a male Venturer may apply toward Eagle.