Dave Rogers (DA6ver6@AOL.COM)
Tue, 3 Sep 1996 01:52:56 -0400
This is an emergency call.
I need to find out as much as I can about Venture crews ... and success
stories ... and how to become one my ownself.
Our Scoutmaster has put me in charge of starting a Venture program in our
troop. Actually, it was my idea, but all I really knew to tell him was that
it was a high adventure unit that we hope will keep our older 14, 15 and 16
yearolds involved in the troop.
My local Scout Service Center has been not so good at helping me. Is there
one how-to book on organizing, etc., and high adventure ideas. The only
thing I have found so far locally is one 1989 pamphlet in the Scout Shop that
is on bicycling, touring bikes to be exact. I was thinking more mountain
We've come up with a list of ideas that include canoeing, whitewater,
backpacking, climbing & rappeling, mountain bikes, scuba ... also found out
that paintball and skydiving are BSA no-nos.
We want to kick this program off in mid-month. Talk is we'll limit it to Life
and Eagle Scouts ... an age limit has been brought up since we could have
some 12 YO Lifes who aren't physically up to high adventure. ...
Please tell me what you're doing, so I can pass it on. ... You can reply
privately, or you can share your knowledge with others.
ASM Troop 85
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