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1 1 Venturing Leader Specific Training Venturing Leader Specific Training

2 2 Session #1 Here’s Here’sVenturing Venturing

3 3 IntroductionsIntroductions Name Scouting Background Venturing “Position” Personal Interests Name Scouting Background Venturing “Position” Personal Interests

4 4 What is Venturing? Venturing is a youth development program of the Boy Scouts of America for young men and women who are at least 15 years old OR 14 years old (and have completed the eighth grade) through 20 years of age. Local community organizations establish a Venturing Crew by matching their people and program resources to the interests of young people in the community. The result is a program of exciting and meaningful activities that helps youth pursue their special interests, to grow, to develop leadership skills, and to become good citizens. Venturing is a youth development program of the Boy Scouts of America for young men and women who are at least 15 years old OR 14 years old (and have completed the eighth grade) through 20 years of age. Local community organizations establish a Venturing Crew by matching their people and program resources to the interests of young people in the community. The result is a program of exciting and meaningful activities that helps youth pursue their special interests, to grow, to develop leadership skills, and to become good citizens.

5 5 BSA Mission Statement The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

6 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. 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 7 Venturing Code As a Venturer, I believe that America’s 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. 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. As a Venturer, I believe that America’s 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. 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.

8 8 Venturing Uniform No universal official uniform No universal official uniform Recommended uniform Recommended uniform Spruce green shirt Spruce green shirt Green tabs Green tabs Gray shorts or casual pants Gray shorts or casual pants Uniform, if any, is crew choice Uniform, if any, is crew choice No universal official uniform No universal official uniform Recommended uniform Recommended uniform Spruce green shirt Spruce green shirt Green tabs Green tabs Gray shorts or casual pants Gray shorts or casual pants Uniform, if any, is crew choice Uniform, if any, is crew choice

9 9 Venturing’s Unique Place Venturing Venture Scout Varsity Crew Patrol Troop Team Stand-alone Optional Stand-alone Stand-alone (coed) Venturing Boy Scout Oath, Law, Motto, Slogan Oath & Code President,VP Venture PL SPL, ASPL, Captain, Secy, Treas, VentureAPL PL, APL, Scr Squad leader, Activity Chairs Instr., QM. Prog manager Bronze,Gold, Eagle, Life, Star, Silver,Ranger,QM 1st, 2nd, Tenderfoot, Scout +Letter Venturing Venture Scout Varsity Crew Patrol Troop Team Stand-alone Optional Stand-alone Stand-alone (coed) Venturing Boy Scout Oath, Law, Motto, Slogan Oath & Code President,VP Venture PL SPL, ASPL, Captain, Secy, Treas, VentureAPL PL, APL, Scr Squad leader, Activity Chairs Instr., QM. Prog manager Bronze,Gold, Eagle, Life, Star, Silver,Ranger,QM 1st, 2nd, Tenderfoot, Scout +Letter

10 10 Charter Agreement Program inventory Program inventory Hobbies, skills, careers, ideas Hobbies, skills, careers, ideas Adult leaders Adult leaders Organize program inventory Organize program inventory Serve as Advisors Serve as Advisors Meeting facilities Meeting facilities Program inventory Program inventory Hobbies, skills, careers, ideas Hobbies, skills, careers, ideas Adult leaders Adult leaders Organize program inventory Organize program inventory Serve as Advisors Serve as Advisors Meeting facilities Meeting facilities

11 11 Venturing Crew Youth led organization Youth led organization Based on program inventory Based on program inventory Recruits Recruits Elects officer Elects officer Plans programs Plans programs Adult Advisors provide training and guidance for crew’s elected officers Adult Advisors provide training and guidance for crew’s elected officers Youth led organization Youth led organization Based on program inventory Based on program inventory Recruits Recruits Elects officer Elects officer Plans programs Plans programs Adult Advisors provide training and guidance for crew’s elected officers Adult Advisors provide training and guidance for crew’s elected officers

12 12 BSA Local Council The Boy Scouts of America recruits adult volunteers and assigns staff members to provide the following services for Venturing chartered organization’s crews.

13 13 Leadership training for Advisors and elected officers Guidance on how to organize a crew and keep the program going successfully Methods for recruiting Venturers, including an interest survey of local high school students. Regular communication with each crew to provide program support Leadership training for Advisors and elected officers Guidance on how to organize a crew and keep the program going successfully Methods for recruiting Venturers, including an interest survey of local high school students. Regular communication with each crew to provide program support BSA Commitment

14 14 BSA Commitment Use of council facilities, such as camps and equipment Planning of council-wide activities that enrich the crew’s program Liability Insurance Coverage Use of council facilities, such as camps and equipment Planning of council-wide activities that enrich the crew’s program Liability Insurance Coverage

15 15 Venturing Methods Adult association Leadership Recognition Ideals Group activities High adventure Teaching others Adult association Leadership Recognition Ideals Group activities High adventure Teaching others

16 16 Nationwide Interests 85% outdoor oriented 85% outdoor oriented 11% sports and hobbies focus 11% sports and hobbies focus 4% Sea Scout ships 4% Sea Scout ships 85% outdoor oriented 85% outdoor oriented 11% sports and hobbies focus 11% sports and hobbies focus 4% Sea Scout ships 4% Sea Scout ships

17 17 The Advisor The Advisor’s responsibilities include: Fostering a sense of community within the crew Helping youth lead, plan, make decisions, and carry out a long term program of activities Encourage participation and support for your crew Uphold standards and policies of sponsoring organization and the Boy Scouts of America

18 18 The Advisor Protect young people in your Venturing crew from abuse or neglect and uphold the standards of the BSA Youth Protection emphasis Ensure the activities are conducted within safety guidelines and requirements Cultivate the Venturing spirit within your crew — have fun

19 19 Session 2 Understanding Understanding and Protecting Youth and Protecting Youth Understanding Understanding and Protecting Youth and Protecting Youth

20 20 What is the purpose of Venturing? What is the purpose of Venturing?

21 21 You might think that Venturing is specialty information, learning leadership skills, a community service, or a good social experience. Venturing is all of these things and more, but the primary purpose is “forming responsible and caring adults”. What is the purpose of Venturing?

22 22 Adolescent Development Issues Important development issues facing Venturers Experimentation Movement from dependence to interdependence Social relationships Physiological changes and sexual maturity Reevaluation of values

23 23 Understanding Young Adults What do we notice first about youth? What do we notice first about youth? Size Size Behavior Behavior Many times we misjudge based on above Many times we misjudge based on above Harder to know what is going on in heads Harder to know what is going on in heads Teenagers deal with opposing emotions: Teenagers deal with opposing emotions: They fear and crave independence They fear and crave independence Constant struggle for power / independence Constant struggle for power / independence Want to be unique, but peer pressure Want to be unique, but peer pressure What do we notice first about youth? What do we notice first about youth? Size Size Behavior Behavior Many times we misjudge based on above Many times we misjudge based on above Harder to know what is going on in heads Harder to know what is going on in heads Teenagers deal with opposing emotions: Teenagers deal with opposing emotions: They fear and crave independence They fear and crave independence Constant struggle for power / independence Constant struggle for power / independence Want to be unique, but peer pressure Want to be unique, but peer pressure

24 24 Leadership Styles for Advisors Be a mentor Be a mentor Be a coach Be a coach Walk your talk Walk your talk Be understanding of the teenage years and their search for autonomy Be understanding of the teenage years and their search for autonomy Be able to relate Be able to relate Show mutual respect as a team member Show mutual respect as a team member Develop and demonstrate conflict management skills Develop and demonstrate conflict management skills Be a mentor Be a mentor Be a coach Be a coach Walk your talk Walk your talk Be understanding of the teenage years and their search for autonomy Be understanding of the teenage years and their search for autonomy Be able to relate Be able to relate Show mutual respect as a team member Show mutual respect as a team member Develop and demonstrate conflict management skills Develop and demonstrate conflict management skills

25 25 Protecting Our Youth Guide to Safe ScoutingGuide Scouting

26 26 G2SSG2SS Leadership requirements for trips and outings Leadership requirements for trips and outings Safe Swim Defense Safe Swim Defense Safety Afloat Safety Afloat Scuba Scuba Camping Camping Guns and firearms Guns and firearms Leadership requirements for trips and outings Leadership requirements for trips and outings Safe Swim Defense Safe Swim Defense Safety Afloat Safety Afloat Scuba Scuba Camping Camping Guns and firearms Guns and firearms Cave exploring Cave exploring Climbing & rappelling Climbing & rappelling Unauthorized and restricted activities Unauthorized and restricted activities Medical information Medical information Transportation Transportation Tour permits Tour permits

27 27 Youth Protection Guidelines Guidelines for Adult Leaders for Adult LeadersVideo Youth Protection Guidelines Guidelines for Adult Leaders for Adult LeadersVideo

28 28 Youth Protection: Personal Safety Awareness Video Youth Protection: Personal Safety Awareness Video

29 29 Session #3 LeadershipandOrganizationLeadershipandOrganization

30 30 Crew Organization and Leadership When an organization agrees to be a sponsor in Venturing, it agrees to recruit adult leaders; an Advisor associate Advisors and a crew committee. These leaders must be adult men and women at least 21 years of age, who will guide the crew. When an organization agrees to be a sponsor in Venturing, it agrees to recruit adult leaders; an Advisor associate Advisors and a crew committee. These leaders must be adult men and women at least 21 years of age, who will guide the crew.

31 31 Crew Committee Advisor Associate Advisor Administration Associate Advisor Program Sponsoring Organization Consultants President Vice President Administration Vice President Program Treasurer Committee Chair Secretary Activity Chairs Venturing Crew Organization

32 32 Adult Leaders Advisor Associate Advisors Crew Committee Consultants

33 33 VenturersVenturers Age 15 OR 14 (and completed 8th grade) Age 15 OR 14 (and completed 8th grade) Not yet 21 Not yet 21 Registered Registered Subscribes to the Oath and Code Subscribes to the Oath and Code Attends regular meetings Attends regular meetings Age 15 OR 14 (and completed 8th grade) Age 15 OR 14 (and completed 8th grade) Not yet 21 Not yet 21 Registered Registered Subscribes to the Oath and Code Subscribes to the Oath and Code Attends regular meetings Attends regular meetings

34 34 Elected Crew Officers President Vice Presidents Secretary Treasurer Activity Chairs (appointed)

35 35 Adult - Venturer Team The elected Venturer officers work hand-in-hand with the adult Advisors and committee members. Activity chairs work with adult consultants (from crew committee, parents or other qualified adults) Cooperation and teamwork between adults and young adults are essential to the success of Venturing The elected Venturer officers work hand-in-hand with the adult Advisors and committee members. Activity chairs work with adult consultants (from crew committee, parents or other qualified adults) Cooperation and teamwork between adults and young adults are essential to the success of Venturing

36 36 Officer’s Briefing Done quickly, get officers started Done quickly, get officers started Advisor and new president brief new officers on current program Advisor and new president brief new officers on current program Explain Program Capability Inventory and Activity Interest Survey Explain Program Capability Inventory and Activity Interest Survey Schedule PCI, AIS, and Seminar Schedule PCI, AIS, and Seminar Explain officers’ responsibility Explain officers’ responsibility Provide Advisor’s expectations Provide Advisor’s expectations Done quickly, get officers started Done quickly, get officers started Advisor and new president brief new officers on current program Advisor and new president brief new officers on current program Explain Program Capability Inventory and Activity Interest Survey Explain Program Capability Inventory and Activity Interest Survey Schedule PCI, AIS, and Seminar Schedule PCI, AIS, and Seminar Explain officers’ responsibility Explain officers’ responsibility Provide Advisor’s expectations Provide Advisor’s expectations

37 37 Venturing Leadership Skills Course Vision Vision Communication Communication Organization Organization Synergism Synergism Vision Vision Communication Communication Organization Organization Synergism Synergism

38 38 How to Conduct a Reflection How to Conduct a Reflection

39 39 Session #4 AwardsandRecognitionsAwardsandRecognitions

40 40 B. A. R. S. Status Status Recognition Recognition Achievement Achievement Belonging Belonging Status Status Recognition Recognition Achievement Achievement Belonging Belonging

41 41 Venturing Recognition

42 42 Venturing Recognitions Venturing Recognitions Bronze Bronze Gold Gold Silver Silver Bronze Bronze Gold Gold Silver Silver Ranger – outdoor skills Quest – sports skills Trust – Religious and Community

43 43 Bronze Awards Sports Religious Life (Youth Ministries) Arts and Hobbies Outdoor (half of Ranger Award) Sea Scouting Sports Religious Life (Youth Ministries) Arts and Hobbies Outdoor (half of Ranger Award) Sea Scouting All Venturers can earn any or all of these, irrespective of the crew’s interest area

44 Religious Life Requirements Do nine of the eleven projects: Do nine of the eleven projects: Earn religious award Earn religious award Learn about cultural diversity Learn about cultural diversity Plan and lead a service project Plan and lead a service project Volunteer in church for three months Volunteer in church for three months Go on a religious retreat Go on a religious retreat Be in a religious play Be in a religious play Serve as an officer of your Sunday School Serve as an officer of your Sunday School Complete a Standard First Aid class Complete a Standard First Aid class Do five Ethical Controversies activities Do five Ethical Controversies activities Sunday School teacher Sunday School teacher Meet with church leader Meet with church leader Do nine of the eleven projects: Do nine of the eleven projects: Earn religious award Earn religious award Learn about cultural diversity Learn about cultural diversity Plan and lead a service project Plan and lead a service project Volunteer in church for three months Volunteer in church for three months Go on a religious retreat Go on a religious retreat Be in a religious play Be in a religious play Serve as an officer of your Sunday School Serve as an officer of your Sunday School Complete a Standard First Aid class Complete a Standard First Aid class Do five Ethical Controversies activities Do five Ethical Controversies activities Sunday School teacher Sunday School teacher Meet with church leader Meet with church leader

45 Gold Award Bronze Award Bronze Award 12 months tenure 12 months tenure Leadership role Leadership role Participate in a district (or higher) event Participate in a district (or higher) event Personal growth Personal growth Lead crew activities Lead crew activities Recite Venturing Oath Recite Venturing Oath Three letters of recommendation Three letters of recommendation Written presentation and crew review Written presentation and crew review Bronze Award Bronze Award 12 months tenure 12 months tenure Leadership role Leadership role Participate in a district (or higher) event Participate in a district (or higher) event Personal growth Personal growth Lead crew activities Lead crew activities Recite Venturing Oath Recite Venturing Oath Three letters of recommendation Three letters of recommendation Written presentation and crew review Written presentation and crew review

46 Silver Award One Bronze Award One Bronze Award Gold Award Gold Award Emergency Preparedness (First Aid, CPR, Safe Swim Defense) Emergency Preparedness (First Aid, CPR, Safe Swim Defense) Demonstrate leadership Demonstrate leadership Including Venturing Leadership Skills Course Including Venturing Leadership Skills Course Participate in Ethics in Action Participate in Ethics in Action Crew review Crew review One Bronze Award One Bronze Award Gold Award Gold Award Emergency Preparedness (First Aid, CPR, Safe Swim Defense) Emergency Preparedness (First Aid, CPR, Safe Swim Defense) Demonstrate leadership Demonstrate leadership Including Venturing Leadership Skills Course Including Venturing Leadership Skills Course Participate in Ethics in Action Participate in Ethics in Action Crew review Crew review

47 47 Ranger Award Eight core requirements … First Aid First Aid Emergency Preparedness Emergency Preparedness Leave No Trace Leave No Trace Navigation Navigation Wilderness Survival Wilderness Survival Communications Communications Cooking Conservation Conservation Eight core requirements … First Aid First Aid Emergency Preparedness Emergency Preparedness Leave No Trace Leave No Trace Navigation Navigation Wilderness Survival Wilderness Survival Communications Communications Cooking Conservation Conservation

48 48 Ranger Award Ranger Award …plus four of eighteen electives Backpacking Cave Exploring COPE Cycling/Mountain Biking Ecology First Aid Fishing Equestrian Hunting Lifesaver …plus four of eighteen electives Backpacking Cave Exploring COPE Cycling/Mountain Biking Ecology First Aid Fishing Equestrian Hunting Lifesaver Mountaineering Outdoor Living History Mountaineering Outdoor Living History Physical Fitness Plants and Wildlife Scuba Shooting Sports Watercraft Winter Sports

49 49 Quest Award Core requirements Core requirements 1. Sports Bronze Award 1. Sports Bronze Award 2. Sport Safety Training 2. Sport Safety Training 3. Fitness for Life 3. Fitness for Life 4. Fitness assessment 4. Fitness assessment 5. Sport disciplines 5. Sport disciplines Core requirements Core requirements 1. Sports Bronze Award 1. Sports Bronze Award 2. Sport Safety Training 2. Sport Safety Training 3. Fitness for Life 3. Fitness for Life 4. Fitness assessment 4. Fitness assessment 5. Sport disciplines 5. Sport disciplines One elective One elective 1. History / heritage sports 1. History / heritage sports 2. Sports nutrition 2. Sports nutrition 3. Drug-free sport 3. Drug-free sport 4. Communications 4. Communications 5. History / heritage of disabled sports movement 5. History / heritage of disabled sports movement

50 50 Trust Award Requirements 1.Tending your Faith Learn about your own religious journey, and earn the religious emblem for your faith group. 2.Respecting the Beliefs of Others Learn about freedom of religion in the US and learn about religions other than your own in your community. 3.Understanding other Cultures Learn about the historical significance of cultures in the US and study one cultural group in detail. 4.Serving your Community Complete a community service project and learn about organizations in your community that serve youth. 5.Transforming our Society Learn counseling skills, conflict resolution, peace and reconciliation, and how to apply them in your own life. Requirements 1.Tending your Faith Learn about your own religious journey, and earn the religious emblem for your faith group. 2.Respecting the Beliefs of Others Learn about freedom of religion in the US and learn about religions other than your own in your community. 3.Understanding other Cultures Learn about the historical significance of cultures in the US and study one cultural group in detail. 4.Serving your Community Complete a community service project and learn about organizations in your community that serve youth. 5.Transforming our Society Learn counseling skills, conflict resolution, peace and reconciliation, and how to apply them in your own life.

51 51 JanReligious Award Study (1)Ethics in Action(9) FebCooking*BDAC Rendezvous MarCultural Diversity (2) Ethics in Action AprFirst Aid* (8) MayService Project (3)Ethics in Action JunReligious Play (6)Leadership Skills JulBackpackingSwimming & SSD AugWilderness Survival*Ethics in Action SepReligious Retreat (5) OctReligious Leader Meeting (11)Ethics in Action RELIGIOUS LIFE BRONZE NovEmergency Preparedness*Leadership Skills DecWinter SportsEthics in Action OUTDOOR BRONZEGOLD AWARD JanReligious Award Study (1)Ethics in Action(9) FebCooking*BDAC Rendezvous MarCultural Diversity (2) Ethics in Action AprFirst Aid* (8) MayService Project (3)Ethics in Action JunReligious Play (6)Leadership Skills JulBackpackingSwimming & SSD AugWilderness Survival*Ethics in Action SepReligious Retreat (5) OctReligious Leader Meeting (11)Ethics in Action RELIGIOUS LIFE BRONZE NovEmergency Preparedness*Leadership Skills DecWinter SportsEthics in Action OUTDOOR BRONZEGOLD AWARD Religious Life Program

52 52 JanFirst Aid*Ethics in Action FebCooking*BDAC Rendezvous MarLand Navigation* AprBackpackingEthics in Action MayLeave No Trace*Leaderships Skills JunWilderness Survival* JulMountaineeringSwimming & SSD OUTDOOR BRONZE AugEmergency Preparedness* SepCommunications*Ethics in Action OctProject COPE NovConservation*Leadership Skills DecWinter SportsEthics in Action RANGER AWARDGOLD AWARD Outdoor/Ranger Program

53 53 Four Levels of Learning Level 1—You read it Level 1—You read it Level 2—It is taught to you Level 2—It is taught to you Level 3—You experience it Level 3—You experience it Level 4—You teach it to someone else Level 4—You teach it to someone else Level 1—You read it Level 1—You read it Level 2—It is taught to you Level 2—It is taught to you Level 3—You experience it Level 3—You experience it Level 4—You teach it to someone else Level 4—You teach it to someone else

54 54 ConsultantsConsultants Play a key role in Venturing Play a key role in Venturing Advisors should seek them out Advisors should seek them out Have special skills or resources Have special skills or resources Should be registered Should be registered No one-on-one involvement No one-on-one involvement Play a key role in Venturing Play a key role in Venturing Advisors should seek them out Advisors should seek them out Have special skills or resources Have special skills or resources Should be registered Should be registered No one-on-one involvement No one-on-one involvement

55 55 Eagle Scout Eligibility Eligibility First Class Scout First Class Scout Earned as a Boy Scout or Varsity Scout Earned as a Boy Scout or Varsity Scout Requirements remain the same Requirements remain the same Leadership position in the crew Leadership position in the crew Eligibility Eligibility First Class Scout First Class Scout Earned as a Boy Scout or Varsity Scout Earned as a Boy Scout or Varsity Scout Requirements remain the same Requirements remain the same Leadership position in the crew Leadership position in the crew

56 56 Boards of Review Scout rank must have board of review Scout rank must have board of review May be troop, team, or crew May be troop, team, or crew 3-6 committee members 3-6 committee members No advisors, assistants, relatives No advisors, assistants, relatives Purposes Purposes Work has been learned and completed Work has been learned and completed What kind of experience youth having? What kind of experience youth having? Encourage advancement to next rank Encourage advancement to next rank Not an examination, 15 minutes max Not an examination, 15 minutes max Eagle board follows council procedures Eagle board follows council procedures Scout rank must have board of review Scout rank must have board of review May be troop, team, or crew May be troop, team, or crew 3-6 committee members 3-6 committee members No advisors, assistants, relatives No advisors, assistants, relatives Purposes Purposes Work has been learned and completed Work has been learned and completed What kind of experience youth having? What kind of experience youth having? Encourage advancement to next rank Encourage advancement to next rank Not an examination, 15 minutes max Not an examination, 15 minutes max Eagle board follows council procedures Eagle board follows council procedures

57 57 Crew Review Required for Gold and Silver Awards Required for Gold and Silver Awards Not for Bronze or Ranger or Quest Not for Bronze or Ranger or Quest Completion paperwork to Advisor Completion paperwork to Advisor Crew president (with Advisor) appoints review committee of 4-6 Venturers and adults Crew president (with Advisor) appoints review committee of 4-6 Venturers and adults Review determines if person grew as a result of the experience Review determines if person grew as a result of the experience Advancement report to council office Advancement report to council office Required for Gold and Silver Awards Required for Gold and Silver Awards Not for Bronze or Ranger or Quest Not for Bronze or Ranger or Quest Completion paperwork to Advisor Completion paperwork to Advisor Crew president (with Advisor) appoints review committee of 4-6 Venturers and adults Crew president (with Advisor) appoints review committee of 4-6 Venturers and adults Review determines if person grew as a result of the experience Review determines if person grew as a result of the experience Advancement report to council office Advancement report to council office

58 Recognition Map Previous Boy Scout or Varsity Scout JOIN Venturing Outdoor Religious Arts and Sports Sea Bronze Life Hobbies Bronze Scout Bronze Bronze Bronze Bronze Bronze Bronze Ranger Gold Award Award Silver Silver Quarter- Award Award master Award QuestAward TrustAward

59 59 Venturing Awards LEADERSHIP AWARD Presented by Councils/Regions and National Council to Venturers and adults who have made exceptional contributions to Venturing ADVISOR AWARD of MERIT Recognizes Advisor for outstanding ability to work with youth. Nominated by crew president and committee chairman

60 60 Questions?Questions?

61 61 If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.

62 62 Session #5 ResourcesandProgramPlanningResourcesandProgramPlanning

63 63 Crew’s Program Planning Process Program Capability Inventory Venturing Activity Interest Survey Brainstorm Match Venturing activity interests with resources Fill in the gaps Schedule the activities Select Venturing chairpersons and adult consultants Follow-up is vital! Assume nothing! Program Capability Inventory Venturing Activity Interest Survey Brainstorm Match Venturing activity interests with resources Fill in the gaps Schedule the activities Select Venturing chairpersons and adult consultants Follow-up is vital! Assume nothing!

64 64 Step 1—Program Capability Inventory (PCI) Conducted by the crew committee and adult Advisors. Every adult (or Venturer) who can help the crew is surveyed: Profession Hobbies Contacts Equipment access Skills Inventory is the basic resource pool for crew activities Conducted by the crew committee and adult Advisors. Every adult (or Venturer) who can help the crew is surveyed: Profession Hobbies Contacts Equipment access Skills Inventory is the basic resource pool for crew activities

65 65 Step 2 — Activity Interest Survey Step 2 — Activity Interest Survey This questionnaire is taken by the Venturers. Provides information on what activities the Venturers are interested in doing. Should contain possible activities over all of the program emphasis areas. Provides the officers information on the Venturers’ interests. This questionnaire is taken by the Venturers. Provides information on what activities the Venturers are interested in doing. Should contain possible activities over all of the program emphasis areas. Provides the officers information on the Venturers’ interests.

66 66 Step 3 — Brainstorm After surveying the Venturers on their interests you should brainstorm additional activity topics.After surveying the Venturers on their interests you should brainstorm additional activity topics. This brainstorming should include the entire crew membership.This brainstorming should include the entire crew membership. (See “How to Brainstorm” in the Venturing Leaders’ Manual, pp )(See “How to Brainstorm” in the Venturing Leaders’ Manual, pp ) After surveying the Venturers on their interests you should brainstorm additional activity topics.After surveying the Venturers on their interests you should brainstorm additional activity topics. This brainstorming should include the entire crew membership.This brainstorming should include the entire crew membership. (See “How to Brainstorm” in the Venturing Leaders’ Manual, pp )(See “How to Brainstorm” in the Venturing Leaders’ Manual, pp )

67 67 Step 4 — Match Activity Interests With Resources Step 4 — Match Activity Interests With Resources Match the activity interests with the resources on your PCI. Where a match exist you have a potential program. The crew committee will need to recruit or acquire other resources for the remainder of the Venturer activity interests. Match the activity interests with the resources on your PCI. Where a match exist you have a potential program. The crew committee will need to recruit or acquire other resources for the remainder of the Venturer activity interests.

68 68 Step 5 — Fill in the Gaps Step 5 — Fill in the Gaps The crew officers might feel that other activities should be included to better balance the crew program. These might include other Venturing activities, other activities for your sponsoring organization, standing crew activities, training sessions, annual recruiting open house,etc. The crew officers might feel that other activities should be included to better balance the crew program. These might include other Venturing activities, other activities for your sponsoring organization, standing crew activities, training sessions, annual recruiting open house,etc.

69 69 Step 6 — Schedule the Activities Step 6 — Schedule the Activities List each activity selected on your crew calendar. Schedule two crew meetings, an officers’ meeting, and one other activity each month. Backdate major activities such as your big superactivity for the year. Watch out for date conflicts. Program scheduling is done at the Officers’ Seminar. List each activity selected on your crew calendar. Schedule two crew meetings, an officers’ meeting, and one other activity each month. Backdate major activities such as your big superactivity for the year. Watch out for date conflicts. Program scheduling is done at the Officers’ Seminar.

70 70 Step 7 — Select Venturer Activity Chairs and Adult Consultants An interested and capable Venturer is appointed to serve as chair for each activity Assisted by an adult consultant from the PCI who has knowledge about the particular activity. Team manages the planning, development and execution of the activity. An interested and capable Venturer is appointed to serve as chair for each activity Assisted by an adult consultant from the PCI who has knowledge about the particular activity. Team manages the planning, development and execution of the activity.

71 71 Step 8 Follow-up is vital! Assume nothing. At your monthly officer and crew committee meetings check on the status of the program development. Follow-up is vital! Assume nothing. At your monthly officer and crew committee meetings check on the status of the program development.

72 72 Program Planning Summary Program Capability Inventory Venturer Activity Interest Survey Brainstorm activities Match activity interests with resources Fill in the gaps Schedule the activities Select activity chairs and consultants Follow-up

73 73 Open House Before the meeting Before the meeting Greeting Greeting Hands-on activity / icebreaker Hands-on activity / icebreaker Welcome Welcome What is Venturing & crew purpose What is Venturing & crew purpose About our crew About our crew Questions and answers Questions and answers Advisor’s comments Advisor’s comments Invitation to join Invitation to join Hands-on activity again + registration Hands-on activity again + registration Refreshments Refreshments Cleanup Cleanup Before the meeting Before the meeting Greeting Greeting Hands-on activity / icebreaker Hands-on activity / icebreaker Welcome Welcome What is Venturing & crew purpose What is Venturing & crew purpose About our crew About our crew Questions and answers Questions and answers Advisor’s comments Advisor’s comments Invitation to join Invitation to join Hands-on activity again + registration Hands-on activity again + registration Refreshments Refreshments Cleanup Cleanup

74 74 Additional Resources Venturing Literature and Resources Venturing Literature and Resources Take Adventure to the Limit Take Adventure to the Limit Passport to High Adventure Passport to High Adventure Venturing Literature and Resources Venturing Literature and Resources Take Adventure to the Limit Take Adventure to the Limit Passport to High Adventure Passport to High Adventure

75 75 QUESTIONS?QUESTIONS?

76 76 What’s Next? Set specific goals Set specific goals Samples: Samples: Conduct Venturing Leadership Skills Course Conduct Venturing Leadership Skills Course Conduct exciting open house Conduct exciting open house Conduct PCI / AIS and make annual plan Conduct PCI / AIS and make annual plan Conduct Youth Protection Training Conduct Youth Protection Training Committee assemble a consultant list Committee assemble a consultant list Set specific goals Set specific goals Samples: Samples: Conduct Venturing Leadership Skills Course Conduct Venturing Leadership Skills Course Conduct exciting open house Conduct exciting open house Conduct PCI / AIS and make annual plan Conduct PCI / AIS and make annual plan Conduct Youth Protection Training Conduct Youth Protection Training Committee assemble a consultant list Committee assemble a consultant list

77 77 Adult Training Awards Scouter’s Key (Advisor) Scouter’s Key (Advisor) Fast Start and Basic training Fast Start and Basic training Three years tenure, seminars, VLSC Three years tenure, seminars, VLSC Quality Unit, parents night Quality Unit, parents night Roundtable attendance Roundtable attendance Training Award (Venturing) Training Award (Venturing) Basic training Basic training Two years tenure Two years tenure Seven of 11 projects Seven of 11 projects Scouter’s Key (Advisor) Scouter’s Key (Advisor) Fast Start and Basic training Fast Start and Basic training Three years tenure, seminars, VLSC Three years tenure, seminars, VLSC Quality Unit, parents night Quality Unit, parents night Roundtable attendance Roundtable attendance Training Award (Venturing) Training Award (Venturing) Basic training Basic training Two years tenure Two years tenure Seven of 11 projects Seven of 11 projects

78 78 Thanks for attending!


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