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Venturing Leader  Specific Training
<ul><li>Reminder to instructors:  Check the notes pages of this presentation for the complete text of the  Venturing Leade...
<ul><li>Schedule (draft) </li></ul>
Session #1 <ul><li>Here’s </li></ul><ul><li>Venturing  </li></ul>
Introductions <ul><li>I am Jeremy Botelho, </li></ul><ul><li>Started scouts in 1985 </li></ul><ul><li>Earned Arrow of ligh...
Buzz Groups <ul><li>What are you looking forward to? </li></ul><ul><li>What are you concerned about? </li></ul>
BSA Mission Statement The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical choices over the...
The Venturing Oath As a Venturer,  I promise to do my duty to God and help strengthen America, to help others, and to seek...
Venturing Code <ul><li>As a Venturer, I believe that America’s strength lies in our trust in God and in the courage, stren...
Sea Promise <ul><li>As a Sea Scout I promise to do my best: </li></ul><ul><li>To guard against water accidents </li></ul><...
What is Venturing? Venturing is a youth development program of the  Boy Scouts of America for young men and women who are ...
Venturing Uniform <ul><li>No universal official uniform </li></ul><ul><li>Recommended  uniform </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spruc...
Venturing’s Unique Place <ul><li>Venturing  Venture  Scout   Varsity </li></ul><ul><li>Crew /  Ship   Patrol  Troop  Team ...
Charter Agreement <ul><li>Program inventory </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hobbies, skills, careers, ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A...
Venturing Crew <ul><li>Youth led organization </li></ul><ul><li>Based on program inventory </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Recruits ...
BSA Local Council The Boy Scouts of America  recruits adult volunteers and assigns staff members to provide the following ...
<ul><li>Leadership training for Advisors and elected  officers </li></ul><ul><li>Guidance on how to organize a crew or  sh...
BSA Commitment <ul><li>Use of council facilities, such as camps and equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Planning of council-wide a...
Venturing Methods <ul><li>Adult association </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Recognition </li></ul><ul><li>I...
Youth officers lead the crew. The officers and activity chairs  work closely with adult Advisor and other adult leaders in...
Leadership All Venturers are given opportunities to learn and apply  proven leadership skills.  A Venturing crew is led by...
Recognition Recogni Recognition comes through the Venturing advancement program and through the acknowledgement of a youth...
Venturers are expected to know and live by the venturing Oath and code.  They promise to be faithful in religious  duties,...
Group Activities Venturing activities are interdependent group experiences in which success is dependent on the cooperatio...
Venturing's emphasis on high adventure helps provide team-building opportunities, new meaningful experiences, practical le...
Teaching others All of the Venturing awards require Venturers to teach what they have learned to others. When they teach o...
Nationwide Interests <ul><li>85% outdoor oriented </li></ul><ul><li>11% sports and hobbies focus </li></ul><ul><li>4% Sea ...
The Advisor /  Skipper The Advisor’s /  Skipper’s  responsibilities include: <ul><li>Fostering a sense of community within...
The Advisor / Skipper <ul><li>Protect young people in your Venturing crew /  ship  from abuse or neglect and uphold the st...
<ul><li>  Break </li></ul>
Session 2 <ul><li>Understanding </li></ul><ul><li>and Protecting  Youth </li></ul>
<ul><li>What is the purpose of Venturing? </li></ul>
You might think that Venturing is specialty information, learning leadership skills, a community service, or a good social...
Adolescent Development Issues Important development issues facing Venturers <ul><li>Experimentation </li></ul><ul><li>Move...
Understanding Young Adults <ul><li>What do we notice first about youth? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Size  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul...
Leadership Styles  for Advisors <ul><li>Be a mentor </li></ul><ul><li>Be a coach </li></ul><ul><li>Walk your talk </li></u...
Protecting Our Youth <ul><li>Guide </li></ul><ul><li>to Safe </li></ul><ul><li>Scouting </li></ul><ul><li>Now online at ww...
G2SS <ul><li>Leadership requirements for trips and outings </li></ul><ul><li>Safe Swim Defense </li></ul><ul><li>Safety Af...
<ul><li>Youth Protection </li></ul><ul><li>Guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>for Adult Leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Video </li></ul>
<ul><li>  Break </li></ul>
<ul><li>Youth Protection: </li></ul><ul><li>Personal </li></ul><ul><li>Safety Awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Video </li></ul>
Session #3 <ul><li>Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>and </li></ul><ul><li>Organization </li></ul>
Crew Organization  and Leadership When an organization agrees to be a sponsor in Venturing, it agrees to recruit adult lea...
Crew / Ship Committee Advisor / Skipper Associate Advisor /  Mate Administration Associate Advisor /  Mate Program Sponsor...
Adult Leaders <ul><li>Advisor / </li></ul><ul><li>Skipper </li></ul><ul><li>Associate Advisors / </li></ul><ul><li>Mates <...
Venturers <ul><li>14 (or 13 and completed 8th grade) </li></ul><ul><li>Not yet 21 </li></ul><ul><li>Registered </li></ul><...
Elected Crew /  Ship  Officers <ul><li>President /  Boatswain </li></ul><ul><li>Vice Presidents / </li></ul><ul><li>Boatsw...
Adult - Venturer Team The elected Venturing officers work hand-in-hand with the adult Advisors and committee members. Acti...
Officer’s Briefing <ul><li>Done quickly, get officers started </li></ul><ul><li>Advisor and new president brief new office...
Venturing Youth Leadership Training Courses <ul><li>ILSC (Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews) </li></ul><ul><li>(...
Reflections <ul><li>How to </li></ul><ul><li>Conduct a </li></ul><ul><li>Reflection </li></ul>
<ul><li>Break </li></ul>
Session #4 <ul><li>Awards </li></ul><ul><li>and </li></ul><ul><li>Recognitions </li></ul>
B. A. R. S. <ul><li>S tatus </li></ul><ul><li>R ecognition </li></ul><ul><li>  A chievement </li></ul><ul><li>B elonging <...
Venturing  Recognition
Venturing Recognitions <ul><li>Bronze </li></ul><ul><li>Gold </li></ul><ul><li>Silver </li></ul>Ranger – outdoor skills Qu...
Bronze   Awards   <ul><ul><li>Sports </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Religious Life (Youth Ministries) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><...
Religious Life Requirements  <ul><li>Do nine of the eleven projects: </li></ul><ul><li>Earn religious award </li></ul><ul>...
Gold Award <ul><li>Bronze Award  </li></ul><ul><li>12 months tenure </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership role </li></ul><ul><li>Pa...
Silver Award <ul><li>One Bronze Award </li></ul><ul><li>Gold Award </li></ul><ul><li>Emergency Preparedness (First Aid,   ...
Ranger Award <ul><li>Eight core requirements … </li></ul><ul><li>First Aid </li></ul><ul><li>Emergency Preparedness </li><...
Ranger Award   <ul><li>… plus four of eighteen electives </li></ul><ul><li>  Backpacking Cave Exploring </li></ul><ul><li>...
Quest Award <ul><li>Core requirements </li></ul><ul><li>1. Sports Bronze Award </li></ul><ul><li>2. Sport Safety Training ...
<ul><li>Jan  Religious Award Study (1)  Ethics in Action(9) Feb  Cooking*  BDAC Rendezvous Mar  Cultural Diversity (2)  Et...
Jan First Aid* Ethics in Action Feb Cooking*   BDAC Rendezvous Mar Land Navigation* Apr Backpacking Ethics in Action May L...
Quartermaster Award <ul><li>For Sea Scouts </li></ul><ul><li>See the Sea  Scout Manual </li></ul>
<ul><li>Advancement </li></ul><ul><li>Game   </li></ul>
Silver Award Ranger Award Quartermaster General 10 10 10 10 20 20 20 20 30 30 30 30 40 40 40 40 Jeopardy Game
Silver Award 10 Points <ul><li>May a Venturer earn all five Bronze Awards? </li></ul>Yes (VLM, p. 5) Click on button to re...
Silver Award 20 Points <ul><li>How does the Venturing Leadership Skills Course relate to the Silver Award? </li></ul>Compl...
Silver Award 30 Points <ul><li>Must a crew review be conducted for all Venturing awards? </li></ul>No, only the Gold and S...
Silver Award 40 Points <ul><li>Which award required participation in two Ethical Controversies? </li></ul>Silver Award (VL...
Ranger Award 10 Points <ul><li>How many of the 18 electives must a Venturer complete to earn the Ranger Award?  </li></ul>...
Ranger Award 20 Points <ul><li>How does the Outdoor Bronze Award relate to the Ranger Award?  </li></ul>Outdoor Bronze is ...
Ranger Award 30 Points <ul><li>Who may sign off on requirements and electives on the scoresheets in the Ranger Guidebook? ...
Ranger Award 40 Points <ul><li>Explain how a Venturer can receive multiple credit and / or past credit for work done as a ...
Quartermaster Award 10 Points <ul><li>Name the three ranks a Sea Scout must earn before the Quartermaster. </li></ul>Appre...
Quartermaster Award 20 Points <ul><li>Explain how Sea Scout advancement is related to the Bronze Award? </li></ul>Sea Scou...
Quartermaster Award 30 Points <ul><li>What percentage of a ship’s meetings must a Sea Scout attend to achieve Sea Scout ra...
Quartermaster Award 40 Points <ul><li>Describe the relationship between the Quartermaster service project and the Eagle se...
General 10 Points <ul><li>T/F:  Venturers may work toward the Ranger and Silver Awards at the same time. </li></ul>True (V...
General 20 Points <ul><li>Must a BSA advancement report be completed? </li></ul>Yes (Here’s Venturing, p. 32) Click on but...
General 30 Points <ul><li>May a male Venturer pursue the Eagle rank? </li></ul>Yes, First Class Scouts, until 18 (VLM, p. ...
General 40 Points <ul><li>Name the Venturing leadership positions a male Venturer may apply toward Eagle. </li></ul>Presid...
Jeopardy (10 point) Advancement Game <ul><li>May a Venturer earn all five Bronze Awards? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Yes (VLM, p...
Jeopardy (20 point) Advancement Game <ul><li>How does the Venturing Leadership Skills Course relate to the Silver Award? <...
Jeopardy (30 point) Advancement Game <ul><li>Must a crew review be conducted for all Venturing awards? </li></ul><ul><ul><...
Jeopardy (40 point) Advancement Game <ul><li>Which award requires participation in two Ethical Controversies? </li></ul><u...
<ul><li>Break </li></ul>
Four Levels of Learning <ul><li>Level 1—You  read  it </li></ul><ul><li>Level 2—It is  taught  to you </li></ul><ul><li>Le...
Consultants <ul><li>Play a key role in Venturing </li></ul><ul><li>Advisors should seek them out </li></ul><ul><li>Have sp...
Eagle Scout <ul><li>Eligibility  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>First Class Scout </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Earned as a Boy Scout ...
Boards of Review <ul><li>Scout rank must have board of review </li></ul><ul><li>May be troop, team, or crew </li></ul><ul>...
Crew Review <ul><li>Required for  Gold  and  Silver  Awards </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not for  Bronze  or  Ranger  or   Quest ...
Recognition Map Previous Boy Scout or Varsity Scout JOIN Venturing Outdoor  Religious  Arts and  Sports  Sea  Bronze  Life...
Venturing  Awards LEADERSHIP AWARD Presented by Councils/Regions and National Council to Venturers and  adults who have ma...
Questions?
Session #5 <ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>and </li></ul><ul><li>Program </li></ul><ul><li>Planning   </li></ul>
<ul><li>If you fail to plan, </li></ul><ul><li>you plan to fail. </li></ul>
Crew’s Program  Planning Process <ul><li>Program Capability Inventory </li></ul><ul><li>Venturing Activity Interest Survey...
Step 1—Program Capability Inventory (PCI) <ul><li>Conducted by the crew /  ship  committee and adult Advisors.  </li></ul>...
Step 2 — Activity Interest Survey   <ul><li>This questionnaire is taken by the Venturers. </li></ul><ul><li>Provides infor...
Step 3 — Brainstorm <ul><li>After surveying the Venturers on their interests you should brainstorm additional activity top...
Planning Activity
Step 4 — Match Activity Interests With Resources   <ul><li>Match the activity interests with the resources on your PCI.  <...
Step 5 —  Fill in the Gaps   The crew /  ship  officers might feel that other activities should be included to better bala...
Step 6 — Schedule the Activities   <ul><li>List each activity selected on your crew /  ship  calendar.  </li></ul><ul><li>...
Step 7 — Select Venturer Activity Chairs and Adult Consultants   <ul><li>An interested and capable Venturer is appointed t...
Step 8 Follow-up is vital!  Assume nothing. At your monthly officer and crew /  ship  committee meetings check on the stat...
Program Planning Summary <ul><li>Program Capability Inventory </li></ul><ul><li>Venturer Activity Interest Survey </li></u...
Open House <ul><li>Before the meeting </li></ul><ul><li>Greeting </li></ul><ul><li>Hands-on activity / icebreaker </li></u...
Additional Resources <ul><li>Venturing Literature and Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Take Adventure to the Limit on scouting....
<ul><li>QUESTIONS? </li></ul>
What’s Next? <ul><li>Set specific goals </li></ul><ul><li>Samples: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Conduct Introduction to Leadershi...
Adult Training Awards <ul><li>Scouter’s Key (Advisor) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fast Start and Basic training </li></ul></ul><...
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  1. 1. Venturing Leader Specific Training
  2. 2. <ul><li>Reminder to instructors: Check the notes pages of this presentation for the complete text of the Venturing Leader Specific Training </li></ul><ul><li>This is a “hidden slide” and will not show in the presentation. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Schedule (draft) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Session #1 <ul><li>Here’s </li></ul><ul><li>Venturing </li></ul>
  5. 5. Introductions <ul><li>I am Jeremy Botelho, </li></ul><ul><li>Started scouts in 1985 </li></ul><ul><li>Earned Arrow of light and </li></ul><ul><li>Earned Eagle Scout in 1996 Troop 419 </li></ul><ul><li>ASM Troop 281 </li></ul><ul><li>Associate Adviser 419 (was Adviser in 2001) </li></ul><ul><li>Participants </li></ul>
  6. 6. Buzz Groups <ul><li>What are you looking forward to? </li></ul><ul><li>What are you concerned about? </li></ul>
  7. 7. BSA Mission Statement The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. (What does it mean to “prepare young people to make Ethical and moral choices” and “instill values”?)
  8. 8. 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 .
  9. 9. Venturing Code <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>I will, therefore, be faithful in my religious duties and will maintain a personal sense of honor in my own life. </li></ul><ul><li>I will treasure my American heritage and will do all I can to preserve and enrich it. </li></ul><ul><li>I will recognize the dignity and worth of all humanity and will use fair play and goodwill in my daily life. </li></ul><ul><li>I will acquire the Venturing attitude that seeks the truth in all things and adventure on the frontiers of our changing world. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Sea Promise <ul><li>As a Sea Scout I promise to do my best: </li></ul><ul><li>To guard against water accidents </li></ul><ul><li>To know the location and proper use of the lifesaving devices on every boat I board </li></ul><ul><li>To prepare to render aid to those in need </li></ul><ul><li>To seek to preserve the motto of the sea: </li></ul><ul><li>Women and Children First. </li></ul>
  11. 11. What is Venturing? Venturing is a youth development program of the Boy Scouts of America for young men and women who are at least 14 years old (or 13 years old and have completed the eighth grade) through 20 years of age. Local community organizations establish a Venturing Crew or Sea Scout Ship by matching their people and program resources to the interests of young people in the community. The result is a program of exciting and meaningful activities that helps youth pursue their special interests, to grow, to develop leadership skills, and to become good citizens.
  12. 12. Venturing Uniform <ul><li>No universal official uniform </li></ul><ul><li>Recommended uniform </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spruce green shirt </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Green tabs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gray shorts or casual pants </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sea Scout — Normally white or Navy </li></ul><ul><li>Uniform, if any, is crew / ship choice </li></ul>
  13. 13. Venturing’s Unique Place <ul><li>Venturing Venture Scout Varsity </li></ul><ul><li>Crew / Ship Patrol Troop Team </li></ul><ul><li>Stand-alone No longer Stand-alone Stand-alone </li></ul><ul><li>14-20 (coed) per national 11-17 14-17 </li></ul><ul><li>Venturing Boy Scout Oath, Law, Motto, Slogan </li></ul><ul><li>Oath & Code </li></ul><ul><li>President,VP n/a SPL, ASPL, Captain, </li></ul><ul><li>Secy,Treas, PL, APL, Scr Squad leader, </li></ul><ul><li>Activity Chairs Instr., QM. Prog manager </li></ul><ul><li>Bronze,Gold, Eagle, Life, Star, </li></ul><ul><li>Silver,Ranger, QM 1st, 2nd, Tenderfoot, Scout +Letter </li></ul>
  14. 14. Charter Agreement <ul><li>Program inventory </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hobbies, skills, careers, ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Adult leaders </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Organize program inventory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Serve as Advisors </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Meeting facilities </li></ul>
  15. 15. Venturing Crew <ul><li>Youth led organization </li></ul><ul><li>Based on program inventory </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Recruits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Elects officer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plans programs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Adult Advisors provide training and guidance for crew’s elected officers </li></ul>
  16. 16. BSA Local Council The Boy Scouts of America recruits adult volunteers and assigns staff members to provide the following services for Venturing chartered organization’s crews / ships .
  17. 17. <ul><li>Leadership training for Advisors and elected officers </li></ul><ul><li>Guidance on how to organize a crew or ship and keep the program going successfully </li></ul><ul><li>Methods for recruiting Venturers, including an interest survey of local high school students. </li></ul><ul><li>Regular communication with each crew / ship to provide program support </li></ul>BSA Commitment
  18. 18. BSA Commitment <ul><li>Use of council facilities, such as camps and equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Planning of council-wide activities that enrich the crew’s / ship’s program </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Liability insurance coverage </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Venturing Methods <ul><li>Adult association </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Recognition </li></ul><ul><li>Ideals </li></ul><ul><li>Group activities </li></ul><ul><li>High adventure </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching others </li></ul>
  20. 20. Youth officers lead the crew. The officers and activity chairs work closely with adult Advisor and other adult leaders in a spirit of partnership. Adults serve in a shadow leader capacity. Adult Association
  21. 21. Leadership All Venturers are given opportunities to learn and apply proven leadership skills. A Venturing crew is led by elected crew officers. Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews is designed for all Venturers and helps to teach in an active way to effectively lead.
  22. 22. Recognition Recogni Recognition comes through the Venturing advancement program and through the acknowledgement of a youth's competence and ability by peers and adults.
  23. 23. Venturers are expected to know and live by the venturing Oath and code. They promise to be faithful in religious duties, to treasure their American haritage, to help others, and seek truth and fairness. Ideals
  24. 24. Group Activities 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.
  25. 25. Venturing's emphasis on high adventure helps provide team-building opportunities, new meaningful experiences, practical leadership application, and lifelong memories to young adults. High Adventure
  26. 26. Teaching others All of the Venturing awards require Venturers to teach what they have learned to others. When they teach others, Ventures are often better able to retain the skill or knowledge that they have 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.
  27. 27. Nationwide Interests <ul><li>85% outdoor oriented </li></ul><ul><li>11% sports and hobbies focus </li></ul><ul><li>4% Sea Scout ships </li></ul>
  28. 28. The Advisor / Skipper The Advisor’s / Skipper’s responsibilities include: <ul><li>Fostering a sense of community within the crew </li></ul><ul><li>Helping youth lead, plan, make decisions, and carry out a long term program of activities </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage participation and support for your crew </li></ul><ul><li>Uphold standards and policies of sponsoring organization and the Boy Scouts of America </li></ul>
  29. 29. The Advisor / Skipper <ul><li>Protect young people in your Venturing crew / ship from abuse or neglect and uphold the standards of the BSA Youth Protection emphasis </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure the activities are conducted within safety guidelines and requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Cultivate the Venturing spirit within your crew — have fun </li></ul>
  30. 30. <ul><li> Break </li></ul>
  31. 31. Session 2 <ul><li>Understanding </li></ul><ul><li>and Protecting Youth </li></ul>
  32. 32. <ul><li>What is the purpose of Venturing? </li></ul>
  33. 33. You might think that Venturing is specialty information, learning leadership skills, a community service, or a good social experience. Venturing is all of these things and more, but the primary purpose is “forming responsible and caring adults”. What is the purpose of Venturing?
  34. 34. Adolescent Development Issues Important development issues facing Venturers <ul><li>Experimentation </li></ul><ul><li>Movement from dependence to interdependence </li></ul><ul><li>Social relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Physiological changes and sexual maturity </li></ul><ul><li>Reevaluation of values </li></ul>
  35. 35. Understanding Young Adults <ul><li>What do we notice first about youth? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Size </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Behavior </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Many times we misjudge based on above </li></ul><ul><li>Harder to know what is going on in heads </li></ul><ul><li>Teenagers deal with opposing emotions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>They fear and crave independence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Constant struggle for power / independence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Want to be unique, but are affected by peer pressure </li></ul></ul>
  36. 36. Leadership Styles for Advisors <ul><li>Be a mentor </li></ul><ul><li>Be a coach </li></ul><ul><li>Walk your talk </li></ul><ul><li>Be understanding of the teenage years and their search for autonomy </li></ul><ul><li>Be able to relate </li></ul><ul><li>Show mutual respect as a team member </li></ul><ul><li>Develop and demonstrate conflict management skills </li></ul>
  37. 37. Protecting Our Youth <ul><li>Guide </li></ul><ul><li>to Safe </li></ul><ul><li>Scouting </li></ul><ul><li>Now online at www.scouting.org </li></ul>
  38. 38. G2SS <ul><li>Leadership requirements for trips and outings </li></ul><ul><li>Safe Swim Defense </li></ul><ul><li>Safety Afloat </li></ul><ul><li>Scuba </li></ul><ul><li>Camping </li></ul><ul><li>Guns and firearms, </li></ul><ul><li>Handguns </li></ul><ul><li>Cave exploring </li></ul><ul><li>Climbing & rappelling </li></ul><ul><li>Unauthorized and restricted activities </li></ul><ul><li>Medical information </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation </li></ul><ul><li>Tour permits </li></ul>
  39. 39. <ul><li>Youth Protection </li></ul><ul><li>Guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>for Adult Leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Video </li></ul>
  40. 40. <ul><li> Break </li></ul>
  41. 41. <ul><li>Youth Protection: </li></ul><ul><li>Personal </li></ul><ul><li>Safety Awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Video </li></ul>
  42. 42. Session #3 <ul><li>Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>and </li></ul><ul><li>Organization </li></ul>
  43. 43. Crew Organization and Leadership When an organization agrees to be a sponsor in Venturing, it agrees to recruit adult leaders; an Advisor / Skipper , associate Advisors / Mates , and a crew / ship committee. These leaders must be adult men and women at least 21 years of age, who will guide the crew.
  44. 44. Crew / Ship Committee Advisor / Skipper Associate Advisor / Mate Administration Associate Advisor / Mate Program Sponsoring Organization Consultants President / Boatswain Vice President / Boatswains Mate Administration Vice President / Boatswains Mate Program Treasurer / Purser Treasurer Committee Chair Secretary / Yeoman Activity Chairs Venturing Crew / Ship Organization
  45. 45. Adult Leaders <ul><li>Advisor / </li></ul><ul><li>Skipper </li></ul><ul><li>Associate Advisors / </li></ul><ul><li>Mates </li></ul><ul><li>Crew Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Consultants </li></ul>
  46. 46. Venturers <ul><li>14 (or 13 and completed 8th grade) </li></ul><ul><li>Not yet 21 </li></ul><ul><li>Registered </li></ul><ul><li>Subscribes to the Oath and Code </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sea Promise </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Attends regular meetings </li></ul>
  47. 47. Elected Crew / Ship Officers <ul><li>President / Boatswain </li></ul><ul><li>Vice Presidents / </li></ul><ul><li>Boatswain’s Mates </li></ul><ul><li>Secretary / Yeoman </li></ul><ul><li>Treasurer / Purser </li></ul><ul><li>Activity Chairs ( appointed ) </li></ul>
  48. 48. Adult - Venturer Team The elected Venturing officers work hand-in-hand with the adult Advisors and committee members. Activity chairs work with adult consultants (from crew committee, parents or other qualified adults) Cooperation and teamwork between adults and young adults are essential to the success of Venturing
  49. 49. Officer’s Briefing <ul><li>Done quickly, get officers started </li></ul><ul><li>Advisor and new president brief new officers on current program </li></ul><ul><li>Explain Program Capability Inventory and Activity Interest Survey </li></ul><ul><li>Schedule PCI, AIS, and Seminar </li></ul><ul><li>Explain officers’ responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Provide Advisor’s expectations </li></ul>
  50. 50. Venturing Youth Leadership Training Courses <ul><li>ILSC (Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews) </li></ul><ul><li>(replaces VLSC) done by Advisor or counsel level </li></ul><ul><li>Kodiak </li></ul><ul><li>NYLT (National youth leadership Training) for Ventures (replaced Kodiak X) </li></ul><ul><li>NAYLE (National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience) at Philmont Scout Ranch - Only </li></ul>
  51. 51. Reflections <ul><li>How to </li></ul><ul><li>Conduct a </li></ul><ul><li>Reflection </li></ul>
  52. 52. <ul><li>Break </li></ul>
  53. 53. Session #4 <ul><li>Awards </li></ul><ul><li>and </li></ul><ul><li>Recognitions </li></ul>
  54. 54. B. A. R. S. <ul><li>S tatus </li></ul><ul><li>R ecognition </li></ul><ul><li> A chievement </li></ul><ul><li>B elonging </li></ul>
  55. 55. Venturing Recognition
  56. 56. Venturing Recognitions <ul><li>Bronze </li></ul><ul><li>Gold </li></ul><ul><li>Silver </li></ul>Ranger – outdoor skills Quest – sports skills Sea Scout Quartermaster
  57. 57. Bronze Awards <ul><ul><li>Sports </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Religious Life (Youth Ministries) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Arts and Hobbies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Outdoor (half of Ranger Award ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sea Scouting ( Ordinary rank ) </li></ul></ul>All Venturers can earn any or all of these, irrespective of the crew’s interest area
  58. 58. Religious Life Requirements <ul><li>Do nine of the eleven projects: </li></ul><ul><li>Earn religious award </li></ul><ul><li>Learn about cultural diversity </li></ul><ul><li>Plan and lead a service project </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer in church for three months </li></ul><ul><li>Go on a religious retreat </li></ul><ul><li>Be in a religious play </li></ul><ul><li>Serve as an officer of your Sunday School </li></ul><ul><li>Complete a Standard First Aid class </li></ul><ul><li>Do five Ethical Controversies activities </li></ul><ul><li>Sunday School teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Meet with church leader </li></ul>
  59. 59. Gold Award <ul><li>Bronze Award </li></ul><ul><li>12 months tenure </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership role </li></ul><ul><li>Participate in a district (or higher) event </li></ul><ul><li>Personal growth </li></ul><ul><li>Lead crew activities </li></ul><ul><li>Recite Venturing Oath </li></ul><ul><li>Three letters of recommendation </li></ul><ul><li>Written presentation and crew review </li></ul>
  60. 60. Silver Award <ul><li>One Bronze Award </li></ul><ul><li>Gold Award </li></ul><ul><li>Emergency Preparedness (First Aid, CPR, Safe Swim Defense) </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate leadership </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Including Venturing Leadership Skills Course </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Participate in Ethics in Action </li></ul><ul><li>Crew review </li></ul>
  61. 61. Ranger Award <ul><li>Eight core requirements … </li></ul><ul><li>First Aid </li></ul><ul><li>Emergency Preparedness </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Leave No Trace </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Navigation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wilderness Survival </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Communications </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cooking </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Conservation </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  62. 62. Ranger Award <ul><li>… plus four of eighteen electives </li></ul><ul><li> Backpacking Cave Exploring </li></ul><ul><li>COPE Cycling/Mountain Biking </li></ul><ul><li>Ecology First Aid </li></ul><ul><li>Fishing Equestrian </li></ul><ul><li>Hunting Lifesaver </li></ul><ul><li>Mountaineering Outdoor Living History </li></ul><ul><li>Physical Fitness Plants and Wildlife </li></ul><ul><li>Scuba Shooting Sports </li></ul><ul><li>Watercraft Winter Sports </li></ul>
  63. 63. Quest Award <ul><li>Core requirements </li></ul><ul><li>1. Sports Bronze Award </li></ul><ul><li>2. Sport Safety Training </li></ul><ul><li>3. Fitness for Life </li></ul><ul><li>4. Fitness assessment </li></ul><ul><li>5. Sport disciplines </li></ul><ul><li>One elective </li></ul><ul><li>1. History / heritage sports </li></ul><ul><li>2. Sports nutrition </li></ul><ul><li>3. Drug-free sport </li></ul><ul><li>4. Communications </li></ul><ul><li>5. History / heritage of disabled sports movement </li></ul>
  64. 64. <ul><li>Jan Religious Award Study (1) Ethics in Action(9) Feb Cooking* BDAC Rendezvous Mar Cultural Diversity (2) Ethics in Action Apr First Aid* (8) </li></ul><ul><li>May Service Project (3) Ethics in Action Jun Religious Play (6) Leadership Skills Jul Backpacking Swimming & SSD Aug Wilderness Survival* Ethics in Action Sep Religious Retreat (5) </li></ul><ul><li>Oct Religious Leader Meeting (11) Ethics in Action RELIGIOUS LIFE BRONZE Nov Emergency Preparedness* Leadership Skills Dec Winter Sports Ethics in Action OUTDOOR BRONZE GOLD AWARD </li></ul>Religious Life Program
  65. 65. Jan First Aid* Ethics in Action Feb Cooking* BDAC Rendezvous Mar Land Navigation* Apr Backpacking Ethics in Action May Leave No Trace* Leaderships Skills Jun Wilderness Survival* Jul Mountaineering Swimming & SSD OUTDOOR BRONZE Aug Emergency Preparedness* Sep Communications* Ethics in Action Oct Project COPE Nov Conservation* Leadership Skills Dec Winter Sports Ethics in Action RANGER AWARD GOLD AWARD Outdoor / Ranger Program
  66. 66. Quartermaster Award <ul><li>For Sea Scouts </li></ul><ul><li>See the Sea Scout Manual </li></ul>
  67. 67. <ul><li>Advancement </li></ul><ul><li>Game </li></ul>
  68. 68. Silver Award Ranger Award Quartermaster General 10 10 10 10 20 20 20 20 30 30 30 30 40 40 40 40 Jeopardy Game
  69. 69. Silver Award 10 Points <ul><li>May a Venturer earn all five Bronze Awards? </li></ul>Yes (VLM, p. 5) Click on button to return to game:
  70. 70. Silver Award 20 Points <ul><li>How does the Venturing Leadership Skills Course relate to the Silver Award? </li></ul>Completion of VLSC is required (VLM p. 8) Click on button to return to game:
  71. 71. Silver Award 30 Points <ul><li>Must a crew review be conducted for all Venturing awards? </li></ul>No, only the Gold and Silver (VLM, pp. 267, 273) Click on button to return to game:
  72. 72. Silver Award 40 Points <ul><li>Which award required participation in two Ethical Controversies? </li></ul>Silver Award (VLM, p. 273) Click on button to return to game:
  73. 73. Ranger Award 10 Points <ul><li>How many of the 18 electives must a Venturer complete to earn the Ranger Award? </li></ul>Four (RG, p. 3) Click on button to return to game:
  74. 74. Ranger Award 20 Points <ul><li>How does the Outdoor Bronze Award relate to the Ranger Award? </li></ul>Outdoor Bronze is 1/2 Ranger requirements [four core and two electives] (RG, p. 3) Click on button to return to game:
  75. 75. Ranger Award 30 Points <ul><li>Who may sign off on requirements and electives on the scoresheets in the Ranger Guidebook? </li></ul>Advisor or consultant who worked with you (RG, p. 4) Click on button to return to game:
  76. 76. Ranger Award 40 Points <ul><li>Explain how a Venturer can receive multiple credit and / or past credit for work done as a Boy Scout / Girl Scout ? </li></ul>See page 4 of Ranger Guidebook Click on button to return to game:
  77. 77. Quartermaster Award 10 Points <ul><li>Name the three ranks a Sea Scout must earn before the Quartermaster. </li></ul>Apprentice, Ordinary, Able (SSM, pp. 85-93) Click on button to return to game:
  78. 78. Quartermaster Award 20 Points <ul><li>Explain how Sea Scout advancement is related to the Bronze Award? </li></ul>Sea Scout Bronze is Ordinary rank (VLM, p. 255) Click on button to return to game:
  79. 79. Quartermaster Award 30 Points <ul><li>What percentage of a ship’s meetings must a Sea Scout attend to achieve Sea Scout ranks? </li></ul>75% for Ordinary, Able, and Quartermaster (SSM, pp. 85-96) Click on button to return to game:
  80. 80. Quartermaster Award 40 Points <ul><li>Describe the relationship between the Quartermaster service project and the Eagle service project. </li></ul>Must use the Eagle Service Project workbook (SSM, p. 93) Click on button to return to game:
  81. 81. General 10 Points <ul><li>T/F: Venturers may work toward the Ranger and Silver Awards at the same time. </li></ul>True (VLM, p. 255) Click on button to return to game:
  82. 82. General 20 Points <ul><li>Must a BSA advancement report be completed? </li></ul>Yes (Here’s Venturing, p. 32) Click on button to return to game:
  83. 83. General 30 Points <ul><li>May a male Venturer pursue the Eagle rank? </li></ul>Yes, First Class Scouts, until 18 (VLM, p. 331) Click on button to return to game:
  84. 84. General 40 Points <ul><li>Name the Venturing leadership positions a male Venturer may apply toward Eagle. </li></ul>President, vice president, secretary, treasurer Boatswain, boatswain’s mate, yeoman, purser, storekeeper Click on button to return to game:
  85. 85. Jeopardy (10 point) Advancement Game <ul><li>May a Venturer earn all five Bronze Awards? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Yes (VLM, p. 5) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How many of the 18 electives must a Venturer complete to earn the Ranger Award? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Four (RG, p. 3) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Name the three ranks a Sea Scout must earn before the Quartermaster. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Apprentice, Ordinary, Able (SSM, pp. 85-93) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>T/F: Venturers may work toward the Ranger and Silver Awards at the same time. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>True (VLM, p. 255) </li></ul></ul>
  86. 86. Jeopardy (20 point) Advancement Game <ul><li>How does the Venturing Leadership Skills Course relate to the Silver Award? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Completion of VLSC is required (VLM p. 8) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How does the Outdoor Bronze Award relate to the Ranger Award? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Outdoor Bronze is 1/2 Ranger requirements [four core and two electives] (RG, p. 3) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Explain how Sea Scout advancement is related to the Bronze Award. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sea Scout Bronze is Ordinary rank (VLM p.255) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Must a BSA advancement report be completed? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Yes (it is not mentioned in Venturing literature) </li></ul></ul>
  87. 87. Jeopardy (30 point) Advancement Game <ul><li>Must a crew review be conducted for all Venturing awards? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No, only the Gold and Silver (VLM, pp 267, 273) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Who may sign off on requirements and electives on the scoresheets in the Ranger Guidebook? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Advisor or consultant who worked with you (RG, p. 4) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What percentage of a ship’s meetings must a Sea Scout attend to achieve Sea Scout ranks? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>75% for Ordinary, Able, and Quartermaster (SSM, 85-96) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>May a male Venturer pursue the Eagle rank? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Yes, First Class Scouts, until 18 (VLM, p. 331) </li></ul></ul>
  88. 88. Jeopardy (40 point) Advancement Game <ul><li>Which award requires participation in two Ethical Controversies? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Silver Award (VLM p. 273) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Explain how a Venturer can receive multiple credit and/or past credit for work done as a Boy Scout. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>See page 4 of Ranger Guidebook </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Describe the relationship between the Quartermaster service project and the Eagle service project. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Must use the Eagle Service Project workbook (SSM, p. 93) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Name the Venturing Leadership positions a male Venturer may apply toward Eagle. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>President, vice president, secretary, treasurer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Boatswain, boatswain’s mate, yeoman, purser, storekeeper </li></ul></ul>
  89. 89. <ul><li>Break </li></ul>
  90. 90. Four Levels of Learning <ul><li>Level 1—You read it </li></ul><ul><li>Level 2—It is taught to you </li></ul><ul><li>Level 3—You experience it </li></ul><ul><li>Level 4—You teach it to someone else </li></ul>
  91. 91. Consultants <ul><li>Play a key role in Venturing </li></ul><ul><li>Advisors should seek them out </li></ul><ul><li>Have special skills or resources </li></ul><ul><li>Should be registered </li></ul><ul><li>No one-on-one involvement </li></ul>
  92. 92. Eagle Scout <ul><li>Eligibility </li></ul><ul><ul><li>First Class Scout </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Earned as a Boy Scout or Varsity Scout </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Requirements remain the same </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Leadership position in the crew </li></ul></ul>
  93. 93. Boards of Review <ul><li>Scout rank must have board of review </li></ul><ul><li>May be troop, team, or crew </li></ul><ul><li>3-6 committee members </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No advisors, assistants, relatives </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Purposes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Work has been learned and completed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What kind of experience youth having? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourage advancement to next rank </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Not an examination, 15 minutes max </li></ul><ul><li>Eagle board follows council procedures </li></ul>
  94. 94. Crew Review <ul><li>Required for Gold and Silver Awards </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not for Bronze or Ranger or Quest </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Required for all Sea Scout ranks </li></ul><ul><li>Completion paperwork to Advisor / Skipper </li></ul><ul><li>Crew president (with Advisor) appoints review committee of 4-6 Venturers and adults </li></ul><ul><li>Review determines if person grew as a result of the experience </li></ul><ul><li>Advancement report to council office </li></ul>
  95. 95. Recognition Map Previous Boy Scout or Varsity Scout JOIN Venturing Outdoor Religious Arts and Sports Sea Bronze Life Hobbies Bronze Scout Bronze Bronze Bronze Ranger Gold Award Award Silver Quarter- Award master Award Quest Award
  96. 96. Venturing Awards LEADERSHIP AWARD Presented by Councils/Regions and National Council to Venturers and adults who have made exceptional contributions to Venturing ADVISOR AWARD of MERIT Recognizes Advisor / Skipper for outstanding ability to work with youth. Nominated by crew president and committee chairman
  97. 97. Questions?
  98. 98. Session #5 <ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>and </li></ul><ul><li>Program </li></ul><ul><li>Planning </li></ul>
  99. 99. <ul><li>If you fail to plan, </li></ul><ul><li>you plan to fail. </li></ul>
  100. 100. Crew’s Program Planning Process <ul><li>Program Capability Inventory </li></ul><ul><li>Venturing Activity Interest Survey </li></ul><ul><li>Brainstorm </li></ul><ul><li>Match Venturing activity interests with resources </li></ul><ul><li>Fill in the gaps </li></ul><ul><li>Schedule the activities </li></ul><ul><li>Select Venturing chairpersons and adult consultants </li></ul><ul><li>Follow-up is vital! Assume nothing! </li></ul>
  101. 101. Step 1—Program Capability Inventory (PCI) <ul><li>Conducted by the crew / ship committee and adult Advisors. </li></ul><ul><li>Every adult (or Venturer) who can help the crew is surveyed: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Profession </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hobbies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contacts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Equipment access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skills </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Inventory is the basic resource pool for crew activities </li></ul>
  102. 102. Step 2 — Activity Interest Survey <ul><li>This questionnaire is taken by the Venturers. </li></ul><ul><li>Provides information on what activities the Venturers are interested in doing. </li></ul><ul><li>Should contain possible activities over all of the program emphasis areas. </li></ul><ul><li>Provides the officers information on the Venturers’ interests. </li></ul>
  103. 103. Step 3 — Brainstorm <ul><li>After surveying the Venturers on their interests you should brainstorm additional activity topics. </li></ul><ul><li>This brainstorming should include the entire crew / ship membership. </li></ul><ul><li>(See “How to Brainstorm” in the Venturing Leaders’ Manual, pp. 48-49 .) </li></ul>
  104. 104. Planning Activity
  105. 105. Step 4 — Match Activity Interests With Resources <ul><li>Match the activity interests with the resources on your PCI. </li></ul><ul><li>Where a match exist you have a potential program. </li></ul><ul><li>The crew / ship committee will need to recruit or acquire other resources for the remainder of the Venturer activity interests. </li></ul>
  106. 106. Step 5 — Fill in the Gaps The crew / ship officers might feel that other activities should be included to better balance the crew program. These might include other Venturing activities, other activities for your sponsoring organization, standing crew activities, training sessions, annual recruiting open house,etc.
  107. 107. Step 6 — Schedule the Activities <ul><li>List each activity selected on your crew / ship calendar. </li></ul><ul><li>Schedule two crew meetings, an officers’ meeting, and one other activity each month. </li></ul><ul><li>Backdate major activities such as your big superactivity for the year. </li></ul><ul><li>Watch out for date conflicts. </li></ul><ul><li>Program scheduling is done at the Officers’ Seminar. </li></ul>
  108. 108. Step 7 — Select Venturer Activity Chairs and Adult Consultants <ul><li>An interested and capable Venturer is appointed to serve as chair for each activity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assisted by an adult consultant from the PCI who has knowledge about the particular activity. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Team manages the planning, development and execution of the activity. </li></ul>
  109. 109. Step 8 Follow-up is vital! Assume nothing. At your monthly officer and crew / ship committee meetings check on the status of the program development.
  110. 110. Program Planning Summary <ul><li>Program Capability Inventory </li></ul><ul><li>Venturer Activity Interest Survey </li></ul><ul><li>Brainstorm activities </li></ul><ul><li>Match activity interests with resources </li></ul><ul><li>Fill in the gaps </li></ul><ul><li>Schedule the activities </li></ul><ul><li>Select activity chairs and consultants </li></ul><ul><li>Follow-up </li></ul>
  111. 111. Open House <ul><li>Before the meeting </li></ul><ul><li>Greeting </li></ul><ul><li>Hands-on activity / icebreaker </li></ul><ul><li>Welcome </li></ul><ul><li>What is Venturing / Sea Scouting & crew purpose </li></ul><ul><li>About our crew </li></ul><ul><li>Questions and answers </li></ul><ul><li>Advisor’s comments </li></ul><ul><li>Invitation to join </li></ul><ul><li>Hands-on activity again + registration </li></ul><ul><li>Refreshments </li></ul><ul><li>Cleanup </li></ul>
  112. 112. Additional Resources <ul><li>Venturing Literature and Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Take Adventure to the Limit on scouting.org </li></ul><ul><li>Passport to High Adventure on </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/Media/Publications/Passport%20to%20High%20Adventure.aspx </li></ul>
  113. 113. <ul><li>QUESTIONS? </li></ul>
  114. 114. What’s Next? <ul><li>Set specific goals </li></ul><ul><li>Samples: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Conduct Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conduct exciting open house </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conduct PCI / AIS and make annual plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conduct Youth Protection Training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Committee assemble a consultant list </li></ul></ul>
  115. 115. Adult Training Awards <ul><li>Scouter’s Key (Advisor) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fast Start and Basic training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Three years tenure, seminars, ILSC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quality Unit, parents night </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Roundtable attendance </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Training Award (Venturing) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Basic training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Two years tenure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seven of 11 projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sea Scout leaders meet Skipper’s needs </li></ul></ul>
  116. 116. Graduation

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