Eagle Trivia - Basic Question
Patrick Lam (PLAM@MUSICM.MCGILL.CA)
Wed, 31 Aug 1994 17:57:20 EDT
Larry, I wouldn't really compare the Queen's Venturer (Scout) to
Eagle. They represent the top achievement for a Scouting movement
in particular.. But it gets rather political to say that an
Eagle is 'better' than a Queen's Scout. not good.
For comparaison, though, to earn the Queen's Venturer, you have to:
A. Hold the Outdoorsman Award or the Venturer Award or the Duke
of Edinburgh's Award (Silver level).
This won't really mean too much, since you don't know what's required
for these awards.. skill development, mostly.
1. Be a currently registered Venturer.
2. Hold a current Standard First Aid Certificate.
3. Hold an award for a service skill such as: <examples - lifesaving,
ski patrol, mountain rescue...>
4. Complete a minimum of 50 hours' service
5. Act as a <jr. leader> at no less than 8 meetings of <junior
sections>. Twelve hours service at a <junior section> camp may be
substituted. (in a leadership position)
6. Serve for a full term as a member of your company executive or
as an activity chairman for at least 3 events.
7. Keep an up-to-date record of your activities as a Venturer.
8. Meet with your provincial commissioner or other council commissioner
who will, after consultation with your advisor, signift that you have
the ability to be of significant service to others.
I know that for my Chief Scout's Award, one of the requirements was,
"Be active in your troop for one year. This requirement is evaluated
by your fellow Scouts and your Troop Scouter." On the application form
it clarified that a Court of Honour (patrol leaders' council) or
a Patrol-in-Council was to be held to evaluate this requirement, and
that a representative of the group signed the form, along with the
Our Queen's Venturer requires an interview with a commissioner, as
it says above. The requirements at the Venturer level are
approved by the company and advisor.
The presentation of these awards works like Ian described in
the UK. I haven't seen a Queen's Venturer presentation, but
for the CS presentation, the badge is to be presented ASAP
(as soon as the application is approved), and the parchment is
to be presented in a public ceremony.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City