Re: Venture Strip
settummanque, or blackeagle (blkeagle@DYNASTY.NET)
Thu, 11 Dec 1997 22:02:12 -0600
Jim Sleezer asked:
>I was asked by a couple of the scouts why the adults working with the
>boys didn't also wear venture strips.
Because the Venture strip, like the Venture "V" patch, is a YOUTH
recognition, in the same manner as the older Senior strips and the
Leadership Corps shirts were for youth in those other two "older boy
programs". Simply stated, adults don't get to wear them because they aren't
youth members in that part of the program.
>So, I checked the insignia guide but didn't find anything about adults
>wearing the venture strip. Anyone have any official statements on this?
>I am thinking specifically of troop committee members who are directly
>supporting the venture activities.
I can't find anything in the Insignia Guide nor anything else around here.
If the youth are that concerned about the adults being recognized for being
a part of the Venture program, how about a special neckerchief for them to
distinguish them from the regular Troop program. Or a ball cap with the
Scout emblem and a sewn-on Venture strip on the front.
>BTW, I tried saying that the adults were supporting the whole troop, not
>just the venture crew. The response was that the scouts are still part of
>the troop and just break out as a crew for a segment of the troop
>meeting-- they have a skill activity related to their venture while the
>younger scouts are working on T-2-1 skills.
However, the Venture crew is a special program for the older Scout and
differs from the traditional Troop program. Therefore, the wearing of the
strip by the participants in that special program (and adults are NOT
participants...they help those participants to enjoy the program!) should be
viewed as a special honor (and it is).
Hope that helps, Jim!
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