Here’s Venturing. District/Council Venturing Guide. Here’s Venturing: A Guide to Implementing Venturing in a District and Council, No 33466. Venturing Delivery System. It is recommended that councils serve Venturing through the district structure
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Here’s Venturing: A Guide to Implementing Venturing in a District and Council, No 33466
It is recommended that councils serve Venturing through the district structure
Venturing should be integrated into the district structure of Membership, Commissioners, Training, Program, Finance and Roundtables
Each district should have a membership committee that works closely with the unit serving executive to establish a growth plan for new-unit and membership growth.
Typically this committee would be responsible for all divisions of scouting in the district (Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts and Venturing)
Each district should recruit a Venturing crew organizer to assist the district membership committee in all membership and new-unit tasks related to Venturing.
Venturing ongoing service comes from the unit-serving executive and the commissioner staff. It is recommend that Venturing crews be served by unit commissioners serving on the district commissioner staff under the direction of the district commissioner.
A dedicated unit commissioner should contact Venturing crews at least monthly.
It is recommended that each district recruit an assistant district commissioner-Venturing in an ad hoc capacity to educate and train unit commissioners. After this task is complete this individual could be reassigned to other commissioner responsibilities.
With Venturing Crews
It is recommended that Venturing crew Advisors, other adult leaders and youth officers be invited to monthly district roundtable meetings. The monthly district roundtable meeting is designed to train, inform and motivate.
They will benefit from associating with Cub Scout and Boy Scout leaders and finding out about district and council events
The district roundtable should begin with a joint session of all leaders to learn about upcoming events. Following the joint session program specific breakouts should be held.
Venturing Roundtable Guide, No. 34342 details
how to run Venturing roundtables
Venturing leadership training is designed to provide all youth and adult leaders with a series of training opportunities that will meet the varying needs of Venturing leaders.
All sessions are flexible so the training team can construct the best plan to meet local conditions. The plan requires the minimum of equipment and materials and is scripted to support instructors with limited Venturing experience.
Each district should recruit a Venturing leader training coordinator. This volunteer should serve as a member of the district training committee. For small number of Venturing crews in the council this could be a council coordinated function.
Crew Officers Seminar (run by crew Advisor from outline in Venture Leader Manual) – Youth officers
Adult Venturing Leader Basic Training (run by district training committee) – All adult scouters associated with Venturing (Required to be considered trained)
Venturing Leadership Skills Course (run by crew Advisor) – All Venturers
Powder Horn (run by council or region) – All Outdoor Venturing Adult Leaders
Sea Badge (run by council or region) – All Sea Scout Adult Leaders
The greatest roadblock to implementing the Venturing Awards Program in your council is ignorance.
To help promote Venturing advancement, it is recommended that a district Venturing advancement coordinator be recruited. This individual should serve on the district advancement committee
[note the top Venturing advancement awards (Silver, Ranger and Quartermaster) do not require district participation in their boards of review. These reviews are run by the crew or ship and must have adult leaders and Venturers on the boards.]
The foundation of fund-raising in Venturing must remain the Friends of Scouting campaign conducted by local councils and districts.
It is not recommended that a separate Venturing campaign be run. Venturing can be marketed within existing campaign. You can off course run a Venturing campaign (family campaign, telethon, mailing, etc.) within your existing campaign.
Councils with a number of sea Scout ships may organize them into a cluster, with a council Sea Scouting committee to provide training, service, and program help to the ships.
Its chair, often called the “commodore,” is recruited and approved by the Scout Executive and council president.