Scouts-L Mail Archive for November of 1998: Re: Question: GS, Venture, Gold, Silver
Re: Question: GS, Venture, Gold, Silver
W. Scott Smith
Thu, 12 Nov 1998 07:19:59 -0500
I am assuming you are speaking of Girl Scouts of the USA awards when you
speak of Gold and Silver. I have no reason to believe that a member of
Venturing, BSA could work on Girl Scout advancement without being a member
of a Girl Scout unit.
Venturing is one of the the divisions of the Boy Scouts of America (Boy
Scouts and Cub Scouts being the other two). Venturing is not a partnership
between the BSA and the GSUSA. While young women aged 14-21 are welcome in
the Venturing program, it is solely a program of the Boy Scouts of America.
However--good news. Venturing has an exciting and challenging
awards/advancement program which includes the Bronze Award, Gold Award,
Silver Award and the Ranger Award designed for Outdoor Venturers and the
Quartermaster Award for Sea Scouts.
Have her join Venturing--she'll love it. However, if she wants to work on
Girl Scout advancement, she'll need to join a Girl Scout unit (unless she
can work something out with her local GSUSA council).
Nat'l Outdoor Venturing Committee
>I need some advice. My daughter is 14; not currently in a Girl Scout
>wouild like to join a Venture crew without joining a Girl Scout troop. She
>would like to work on her Gold and Silver. Can she complete and receive her
>Gold / Silver while not a member of a GS troop?
>Please reply privately.
>Bob Nix, Chaplain, Troop 316, Greensboro, NC