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  1. RELAX it was just a joke. I know that exec's are way under paid. My Vision about the future of Venturing is that there will be more Venturing Crews than Boy Scout Troops. And I will volunteer my time to make my Vision happen. If I was to be paid for it. It would be any fun. I am the Advisor for a Crew with 19 youth members and 15 Adults, growing every month. Est. Aug. 2000 If you enjoy your career. You are better off than most people. Don't take what hecklers say to you at heart. Most are just jealous. You couldn't pay me enough to put up with all the politics that professionals have to. My advice, Do what you can and what you can't do find someone else to do it Just remember the youth are the reason all of us do our jobs in Scouting Leave a Legacy Advisor Jim
  2. What I would consider the extra mile is if the professional scouters contributed 100% of thier wage to FOS. Now that would be an extra mile. LOL In my opinion Councils need to have a professional in charge of Venturing not just put more work on the DE's. The Venturing program is growing in leaps and bounds, what was it something like a 50% gain in Crews in one year. If councils want more youth Venturing is the way to keep older scouts and get more of thier friends and female friends involved Well worth the effort Advisor Jim
  3. In my opinion professional scouters are way under paid for the service they provide. From my experiance they put in way more time than 40 hours a week. And for that I give you a big "THANK YOU" All I ask is that professional scouters put the Venturing Program on the front burner instead of the back. Venturing is an awesome program for the youth. Well worth the effort that is put into the program. Venturing is not to be considered as something after Eagle it should be considered as an alternative program in order to work towards Eagle and other more adventuresome Awards Just my opinion Advisor Jim
  4. After 32 years of collecting lots of different things, I have finally figured out my calling, Venturing it is. So I am looking for Venturing Powderhorn Event patches. or any other Venturing patches- event or CSP's If you want to trade for them let me know what you need. I might have it or let me know what you want for your item. Advisor Jim
  5. We established our Venturing crew in Aug.,2000 things I have learned, do not use the same committee as your troop do not have meetings on the same night do not use troop eqipment treat your Venturing Crew as a seperate unit from the troop do not use Troop leadership for Crew leadership. but keep in contact and do things with the troop if they want you to. this way you do not have conflicts of interests. this is my opinion, we tried it the other way and found out it just doesn't work Jim
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    Uniform Police?

    To all you complainers about the B.S.A. uniforms. Start a Venturing Crew and you can choose your own uniforms for the Crew. It will solve all of your uniforming problems!!! Jim
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    Powder Horn

    Went to Mt. Baker Council's Powderhorn Course in August 2003. It was an awesome experiance. Mt Baker Council is located in Washington State. Powderhorn is a High Adventure Skills Resource Management Course. In other words it is Ranger Award Based High Adventure Vacation. Have fun!!! Highly recommend every scouting adult to go to a Powderhorn Course. If you get the chance to go to Mt. Baker Council's course, go for it. I traveled from Wisconsin to Washington to attend this awesome course. Well worth the trip. Jim
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    OA forum access

    What is the Order of the Arrow's official standing on wearing a sash with the Venturing uniform? I know alot of people have opinions on this subject, but what does the OA have to say about it?
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    OA forum access

    You can wear your Eagle Rank Badge on the Official Venturing Uniform until your 21st birthday. If you do not believe me look in the Venturing Handbook.
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    Activities that work

    Ages 14-20, We have an awesome group of youths that work very well with each other. We are always looking for new members if anyone is interested Jim
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    Activities that work

    We are a COED crew of 5 female and 7 male youth and 15 adults male and female, Some of our outings include Sea Kayaking on Lake Superior, Backpacking in the Porkies, PADI Scuba Certifications, Wreck diving in the Great Lakes Gun Deer hunting in Wisconsin, Grouse hunting, Walleye fishing on the Winnebago system,Ice fishing, Video game weekend, Laser tag, Sporting Clays outing, Weeklong treks up at Hanna Venture Base in Rhinelander Wisconsin. One meeting a month is a fun meeting where we do different things like bowling, mini golf, march in parades, movie night, you have to make it "FUN" for the youth. Let them plan what they want to do. That is what Venturing is all about. Have a Chartering Organization that does the things you want to do. Our Chartering Organization is the Germantown WI. Gander Mountain Store. It is an Outdoor supply store like Cabela's. We have an Awesome Charter that works with us for the benefit of all Jim Advisor Venturing Crew 80 Germantown WI. Est. August 2001
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    In the Insignia guide 2002-2004 it says Scout or Scouter, sash worn over right shoulder, under epaulet of tan shirt. Venturer's cannot wear tan shirts so that would mean they can't wear a sash? Jim
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    My question is Can the O.A. sash be worn with the Official Preferred but not Required Venturing Uniform
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    GS Gold vs BS Eagle

    In Venturing the Silver Award is a higher award than the Gold Award. Venturing also has the Five different Bronze Awards,Ranger Award, Quartermaster, and Quest Awards Whoever reaches the top award in their organization is to be proud of their accomplishment. If others do not know what it takes to get this award tell them about it. In Venturing the only non B.S.A. awards you can wear are religious awards. Female youth that earn the Gold Award in Girl Scouts cannot wear it on the Official prefferred but not required Venturing Uniform Jim
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    1973 National Jamboree

    I am looking for participants from the Nicolet Area Council provisional troop 6211- we went to Moraine St. Park, Pennsylvania