Re: Starting up a Venture Patrol
golden cliff (c60clg1@CORN.CSO.NIU.EDU)
Fri, 19 Dec 1997 18:00:08 -0600
> Has anybody had good experiences in a Venture Crew system? I'm hoping to
> hear some good suggestions from the List that I can use to get our High
> Adventure > and patrol activities pumped up and exciting the boys.
We have had good experiences with the Venture Program.
Each boy is a member of a patrol, regardless of age. Scouts are in a
patrol and participate in troop leadership.
A Venture Crew is established for training and preparation for a high
adventure activity. It is an additional structure providing a
specialized activity program.
A boy can be a member of more than one Venture Crew if he chooses. It does
not replace the regular troop program, but is an additional program element.
A Venture crew is not a patrol. It is not a permanent structure within
We might be implementing the Venture program differently from the
official BSA model, but it works well for us.
YIS, Cliff Golden
Scoutmaster Troop 33; DeKalb, Illinois
Three Fires Council BSA
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City