Re: Several Things...
W. Scott Breckinridge Smith (email@example.com)
Thu Mar 12 07:32:10 1998
To shed some light on one of Bill's questions:
The Outdoor Exploring Committee was (before the change) and still is
planning training weekends for advisors so that they can better
understand the components of the Ranger Award program. These weekends
will include various high adventure activities and seminars. Several
per region is what we are looking at now (then, those who participated
can go back to their councils and run programs themselves).
W. Scott Smith
---Bill Lawrence wrote:
> Hi All,
> A couple of questions for those involved with our new BSA Venturer
> Has anyone given any thought to adult leader training for Venturer
> leaders? It would seem that, while much of the old Explorer leader
> training that deals with the organization and operation of a Post may
> still be relevant, there should also be an outdoor component
> Scoutmaster Fundamentals).
> Every one of the Explorers in our High-Adventure Post is also a
> our Troop (Star rank or better). It always seemed to me that Scouts
> that are "multipled" as Explorers should be able to wear the tan scout
> shirt with green shoulder loops. The idea that they would need to buy
> both a green and tan shirt seems a bit silly. We allow Webelos to
> either blue or tan, so it seems equally fair that the same logic
> apply to Venturer scouts (at least until they leave Boy Scouts
> This would be especially useful for those units, such as ours, that
> the Post meeting directly following the Scout meeting. Also,
> to my Explorer Leader's Handbook, any adult leader at the district
> or above CAN currently wear the tan shirt/green shoulder loop
> combination. I'd much rather see our soon-to-be Venturers invest
> money in gear rather than another uniform.
> Does anyone know what will happen to Venture Crews once Venturer's are
> official? I would really love to see Venturers able to earn the
> activity awards currently offered to Venture Crews. Given that
> Venturers have new ranks to earn, having individual activity awards as
> well would nicely round out the program.
> Finally, and this is asking a bit much I know, is there any rough
> schedule concerning when various pieces of the new Venturer program
> be "rolled-out?" It would be great if the leaders and post officers
> could get an advanced look at things so that we can make the
> a bit smoother.
> BTW, this seems like a great public relations opportunity. I would
> think many local newspapers would be willing to do some sort of
> about the new Venturing program and the local unit.
> Yours in (Venture) Scouting,
> Bill Lawrence
> Advisor, Post 150
W. Scott Smith, Consultant
The James River Partnership, LLC
Post Office Box 4694
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