Sunday, November 18, 2018

Eagle River VOA Calling


Venturing Overview


 Venturing, what is it? -- MS PowerPoint

Venturing is a program of the Boy Scouts of America for "Young Adults", men and women. The two age requirements to be a youth Venturing member are:

13 years old and completed 8th grade OR 14 years of age.
20 years old or less.

The purpose of the Venturing program is to provide positive experiences to help youth mature and to prepare them to become responsible adults.

The Venturing Program was established on February 9, 1998 by merging the existing BSA Sea Scout program with the new Venturing Program. The new Venturing program was modeled after the Boy Scout's previous "Exploring Program" that was offered in the late 1940's through the early 1960's and the Boy Scout's Senior Scouting program of the 1930's.

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.

The 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. 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 truth in all things and adventure on the frontiers of our changing world.

More information on Venturing is here.


Find a Crew


There are several Venturing Crews in the Eagle River District.  To find a crew near you, go to any one of the following to get information:



Starting A Crew


 Venturing For Scoutmasters -- MS PowerPoint Presentation

Organizing a Venturing crew is easy to do. Just follow these steps:

  1. A survey is conducted annually in community high schools to determine students' recreational, hobby, and avocation interests.
  2. A meeting is called of key people within an organization, with a Scouting representative in attendance. The representative explains the Venturing program, describes the key volunteer leader positions, and plans the recruiting of adult leaders.
  3. The crew committee and Advisors are recruited and meet with the Scouting representative. Responsibilities of adult leaders are explained. The Scouting representative also discusses program ideas and helps develop a one-year program. The crew's one-year program is reviewed and adopted.
  4. The organization's top executive writes a personal letter to each young adult selected from the survey, or identified through other recruitment efforts, and invites the youth and their parents to attend an organizational meeting. This letter is followed by a personal phone invitation from a member of the organization to each prospective youth.
  5. The first meeting is held, involving young adults, the adult committee, and selected consultants. Adult Advisors share the program plans with the new Venturers (youth) and discuss member involvement and leadership roles through the election of youth officers.

For additional information and support on organizing a new Venturing crew or Sea Scout ship, contact the Eagle River District Executive or the District VOA Advisor.


Council Venturing Calendar


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