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2 1 Venturing Leader Specific Training

3 2 Table of Contents

4 3 Session 1: Here’s Venturing

5 4 Small Discussion Groups What are you looking forward to?What are you looking forward to? What are you concerned about?What are you concerned about? What are you looking forward to?What are you looking forward to? What are you concerned about?What are you concerned about?

6 5 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.

7 6 What does it mean to “prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices” and “instill values”?

8 7 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.

9 8 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. 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.

10 9 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. 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.

11 10 What Is Venturing?

12 11 Venturing Uniform No universal official uniformNo universal official uniform Recommended uniform is:Recommended uniform is: Spruce green shirtSpruce green shirt Green tabsGreen tabs Gray shorts or casual pantsGray shorts or casual pants Uniform, if any, is crew choiceUniform, if any, is crew choice No universal official uniformNo universal official uniform Recommended uniform is:Recommended uniform is: Spruce green shirtSpruce green shirt Green tabsGreen tabs Gray shorts or casual pantsGray shorts or casual pants Uniform, if any, is crew choiceUniform, if any, is crew choice

13 12 Venturing’s Unique Place (see chart 3, syllabus) Venturing Crew Stand-alone unit Coed, ages who have completed the 8 th grade Varsity Team Stand-alone unit Boys, ages Venturing Crew Stand-alone unit Coed, ages who have completed the 8 th grade Varsity Team Stand-alone unit Boys, ages Scout Troop Stand-alone unit Boys, ages Venture Patrol Optional patrol of the troop Boys, ages 13-17

14 13 Charter Agreement Chartered organization’s roleChartered organization’s role Venturing crew’s roleVenturing crew’s role BSA local council’s roleBSA local council’s role Chartered organization’s roleChartered organization’s role Venturing crew’s roleVenturing crew’s role BSA local council’s roleBSA local council’s role

15 14 Venturing Methods Adult association Adult association Leadership Leadership Recognition Recognition Ideals Ideals Adult association Adult association Leadership Leadership Recognition Recognition Ideals Ideals Group activities Group activities High adventure High adventure Teaching others Teaching others

16 15 Nationwide Crew Interests Eighty-five percent are outdoor oriented.Eighty-five percent are outdoor oriented. Eleven percent have a sports and hobbies focus.Eleven percent have a sports and hobbies focus. Four percent are Sea Scout ships.Four percent are Sea Scout ships. Eighty-five percent are outdoor oriented.Eighty-five percent are outdoor oriented. Eleven percent have a sports and hobbies focus.Eleven percent have a sports and hobbies focus. Four percent are Sea Scout ships.Four percent are Sea Scout ships.

17 16 Advisor’s Responsibilities Protecting young people in the crew from abuseProtecting young people in the crew from abuse Fostering a sense of communityFostering a sense of community Developing crew officers to leadDeveloping crew officers to lead Encouraging participation and support among the crewEncouraging participation and support among the crew Protecting young people in the crew from abuseProtecting young people in the crew from abuse Fostering a sense of communityFostering a sense of community Developing crew officers to leadDeveloping crew officers to lead Encouraging participation and support among the crewEncouraging participation and support among the crew Upholding standardsUpholding standards of the Boy Scouts of the Boy Scouts of America of America Ensuring safe activitiesEnsuring safe activities Cultivating the Venturing spirit and funCultivating the Venturing spirit and fun


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