Scouts-L Mail Archive for December of 1999: Re: Varsity Scout/Venturing
Re: Varsity Scout/Venturing
Thu, 16 Dec 1999 21:40:56 EST
In a message dated 99-12-16 07:34:13 EST, Michael Brown wrote:
<< A Venture Patrol is a patrol of boys 13-17 within a troop. >>
I've been associated with two troops that had/have Venture Patrols, and
the requirements for each one were different with regard to age and rank.
There's no national standard; it's done within the unit.
<< Usually a Venture Patrol is formed only for each high adventure activitiy,
then is disbanded once its done. >>
Again, this is up to the unit. I was an SA-Venture and it was a
"permanent" position in the unit. My son now holds the same position in
another unit, and, not only is the Venture Patrol "permanent," but the
members wear a neckerchief different from the the unit standard.
Ralph V. Balfoort, Unit Commissioner
I used to be a Beaver.... (NE III-135)
In the Beaver Patrol as a Scout, too,
and now Ktemaque (Beaver) Chapter,
Haudenosaunee Lodge #19, OA