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New Venturing Crew Here!

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After 10 yrs of GS, I have just started a Venturing Crew and couldn't be happier.  Have an amazing CO!

Just had our first recruitment event, which was more about being visible to the CO parish and making connects then actual recruitment.  Trying to learn as much as I can about the rules and our program, but I'd love to hear from Crews and their tips for newbies!

What was the first trip you went on?

How did you deal with funding when popcorn sales aren't going so great?

 

Thank you

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Welcome, and thanks in advance for all you do for the youth! You're in for a wild ride!

Our first? I can't remember if it was caving or whitewater rafting and subsequent camping. Then there was the go-cart evening. Then Seabase. Then skeet shooting. Then Skiing.

The high-schoolers in our community generally found employment to pay for their extracurriculars.

Car-washes are usually work well.

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Congratulations and welcome to Venturing!!

Venturing is the best scouting experience you will ever find. New challenges and adventures await!

Get involved wih your council VOA.  You can meet other crews, see what they are doing and plan a jpoint adventure! When your Venturers see that there are other Venturers in your area they will feel like they're part of a larger team. 

Here is a link to my tips for new Advisors.

http://www.aventuringwewillgo.com/2015/09/what-does-successful-crew-look-like.html

 

Good luck and see around the campfire!

Tom

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How do you start a Venturing Crew.  Our Sr Scouts just turned or turning 14.  I fear we will lose a few of them as thier High Schools are far from the Jr. High where we meet.

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28 minutes ago, ArmyScout said:

How do you start a Venturing Crew.  Our Sr Scouts just turned or turning 14.  I fear we will lose a few of them as thier High Schools are far from the Jr. High where we meet.

I'd contact your district executive.  He/she can walk you through the process of creating a new Venture crew.'

But, the best thing I can suggest is to learn about venturing and see if the program is something that would be appealing to your youth.  Both Scouts BSA & Venturing offer programs for youth at the high school level.  They each have different programs that will resonate with different youth.  I'd encourage you to learn more about Venturing and see if it sounds like a good fit.  A nice place to start is to go through the BSA online training for venturing leaders.

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Yes I have taken the online courses for Advisor, Bd of Review, and Committe. Browsed some of the Training for Ventures.  I have broached the idea with some of the older boys and got vocal Yeah's.  I'm weary of approaching the executives as I have Wood badge coming up next Month and I don't want to over extend myself.  Or set expectations I am not Prepared to yet meet.  Perhaps that could be the drive of the 5 goals for my ticket.  We shall see.

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@ArmyScout, ask yourself a simple question:

What do I have to offer that would motivate 14-20 year olds in my community to be constantly supervised by myself and one other adult? Is it worth them giving up their jobs, extracurricular activities, and other activities? Could they do just as well hopping in a couple of cars and going off on their own?

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