Scouts-L Mail Archive for August of 1999: Difference between a Venture Boy Scout and Venturing ?
Difference between a Venture Boy Scout and Venturing ?
Wed, 18 Aug 1999 18:24:57 -0400
What's the difference between a Venture Boy Scout and Venturing ?
I see that there are two separate programs in BSA.
The first one is a "Venture" patrol which is formed within a Boy
Scout Troop and the second is called "Venturing" where a unit is
formed into a co-ed "Venturing Crew".
Can someone tell us about how the two programs differ?
What's the pros and cons and which is the best way for an
established troop to go, so that we can help our older Scouts
stay in Scouting?
I've heard it is better to create a "Venture" patrol within your
Boy Scout Troop, so that:
1) You maintain the number of registered Scouts in your troop,
so you can still qualify for the Quality Unit Award.
2) You don't loose your older scouts to another unit and have
to rebuild your troop.
3) The Venture Patrol members can still help work with your
younger Scouts, yet still have their own separate
(older Scout) activities to help hold their interest.
4) The Venture Patrol is still part of the troop, so they can
help the troop in Camporee and Jamboree competitions, yet
have their own (older Scout) identity within the troop.
Is this correct and could anyone tell me more about this?
Please send me your answers or comments, so that I can learn
from this discussion. Thank you.
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