Re: VENTURE CREW OR HIGH ADVENTURE EXPLORER POST?
Monte Kalisch (montek@MONTEKCS.COM)
Tue, 22 Apr 1997 11:31:17 -0600
At 08:07 PM 4/21/97 EDT, Thomas A Morrissey wrote:
>Dear Scouts and Scouters:
>(1) What is the difference between a Venture Crew and High AdventurePost
> Age requirements, co-ed, high adventure theme. I know a h.a. post
>is not represented in PLC like a crew is. There is a seperate charter for
>Post. Junior & Adult Leaders differ. Post meets seperate (Post members
>don't have to be Boy Scouts), Uniform. Are these the only differences?
Really, a crew is part of a troop where a post is its own entity. That's
the main difference, but that's HUGE. A post is similar to a troop and a
crew is similar to a patrol.
Age requirements are different, as well. Post "members" are 21 and
younger. Uniform requirements are subject to your post's bylaws (although
I would encourage you to adopt a standard uniform policy since you are kind
of breaking off from a traditional troop).
>(2) Do High Adventure Posts meet weekly, monthly, or at the discretion of
> the Post advisor?
The post meets as often as the Post Officers (or bylaws) dictates. Post
officers are similar to a PLC in a troop.
>(3) Should troop members stay active in troop if they join a post?
Absolutely! Posts don't typically address advancement; therefore if Scouts
want to continue with advancement and other typical Scouting activities,
then registering with both is recommended.
>(4) What is the catch with it being co-ed? I'm not sure but I think
>there has to be a female leader present if conducting co-ed business.
I *believe* (and I would like some clarification on this) that the female
leader only applies to overnight campouts. Otherwise, two-deep leadership
rules always apply.
>(5) As a side question, why did BSA start Varsity Scouting if its the
>same as a local team?
I have no idea! Sorry.
Yours in Scouting,
Monte Kalisch (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org)
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