This FAQ will touch on several topics in relation to the Venturer Scouts (ages 15-17). For information on other sections, please feel free to return to the FAQ pages and select from the other age categories.
Venturer Scouts may hold short-term/long-term camps without adult leadership, providing each youth has obtained permission of a parent or guardian and the approval of the advisor.
Venturer Scout sections must have at least two registered Scouters, known as Advisors, one of whom is 21 years of age or older and who is responsible for the section and leadership team. Assistant leaders must be at least 18 years of age.
Whenever adults (Scouters) are present, there must be at least two, one of which must be a registered Scouter.
(See Section 10000.1 for additional requirements for Camping and Outdoor Activities.)
Venturer Scouts take the same promise as Scouts, Rovers and leaders. It is On my honour, I promise that I will do my best, To do my duty to God and the Queen, To help other people at all times, And to carry out the spirit of the Scout Law.
Venturer Scouts meet in a group called a company. Venturer Scouts develop and manage their own program with the help of an adult advisor. Each Venturer Scout learns a promise and motto to help guide their personal development.
The Venturer Scout program is built around an exciting variety of activities based on personal and group interests. Venturing emphasizes outdoor and environmental activities, citizenship and community service, leadership and personal development, and career exploration. Individual interests and skills are recognized through an awards system. Venturer Scouting helps teens advance their leadership skills and gain self-confidence, by promoting activities that encourage teens to:show that they care and live according to their personal values and religious beliefs develop and use the skills of communicating, solving problems and making decisions explore vocational opportunities participate in a variety of social, cultural and spiritual activities work cooperatively in adult-like settings participate in challenging physical and outdoor activities become aware of and respond to needs of the community and the environment.
The outdoors is an essential part of the Venturer Scout program. Weekend events, extended hikes, no trace camping and seasonal sports opportunities round out the Venturer Scout experience. Developing an active, healthy lifestyle is the prime goal. As well, Venturing helps teens learn new knowledge and skills that can lead to a satisfying career.
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