Scouts-L Mail Archive for February of 1999: Re: Venture or Venturing is the ????
Re: Venture or Venturing is the ????
Mon, 8 Feb 1999 07:39:05 EST
You have asked some good questions, so let me try and answer them. Effective
August 1, 1998, BSA introduced the Venturing program. This is a new iniative,
aimed at high school age youth, ages 14 thru 20. The Venturing unit is called
a crew and has its own leaders called advisors and its own crew committee.
Exploring did not go away, but became part of Learning for Life. Explorers
are participants in the BSA program, not members of BSA. The Venture option
is still available for boys in your troop. Any troop can form a Venture
patrol for its older scouts. It is led by a patrol leader and advised by an
Assistant Scoutmaster. You can find an excellent write-up about these
programs in the new Boy Scout Handbook.
Advisor, Crew 1519