What is Venturing?
For more information about Venturing, Contact Jeffrey Griffin, District Venturing and Varsity Chair
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is a division of the Boy Scouts of America for young men and women ages 14–20. Its purpose is to provide positive experiences to help youth mature and to prepare them to become responsible adults. It is based on a unique and dynamic relationship between youth, adult leaders, and organizations in their communities. Many times a Venturing Crew focuses on high adventure activities such as rock climbing, canoe racing or cave exploring.
Methods and Ideals of Venturing are:
All Venturers are given opportunities to learn and apply proven leadership skills. A Venturing Crew is led by elected crew officers. The Venturing Leadership Skills Course is designed for all Venturers and helps teach them in an active way to lead effectively.
Venturing activities are interdependent group experiences in which success is dependent on the cooperation of all. Learning by "doing" in a group setting provides opportunities for developing new skills.
§ Adult Association The youth officers lead the crew. The officers and activity chairs work closely with adult Advisors and other adult leaders in a spirit of partnership. The adults serve in a "shadow" leader capacity.
§ Recognition Recognition comes through the Venturing advancement program and through the acknowledgement of a youth's competence and ability by peers and adults.
Venturers are expected to know and live by the Venturing Oath and Code. They promise to be faithful in religious duties, treasure their American heritage, help others, and seek truth and fairness.
Venturing's emphasis on high adventure helps provide team-building opportunities, new meaningful experiences, practical leadership application, and lifelong memories to young adults.
All of the Venturing awards require Venturers to teach what they have learned to others. When they teach others often, Venturers are better able to retain the skill or knowledge taught, they gain confidence in their ability to speak and relate to others, and they acquire skills that can benefit them for the rest of their lives as a hobby or occupation.
Venturing in the River Trails District
The Venturing Officers Association (VOA) for the River Trails District meets during the monthly Roundtable meeting. This group is just forming and youth members are needed to plan activities for Venturers in our district.
Upcoming District VOA Meetings :
July there are no meetings / August Meeting will be at Waynesville United Methodist Church on August 13th.
The River Trails District VOA also participates in the Ozark Trails Council Venturing Officer Association. These meetings are held quarterly at the Council Service Center.
Upcoming Council VOA Meetings :
August 21 , 2013 at the Council Service Center, Springfield, MO