Scouts-L Mail Archive for December of 1999: Venturing programs
Fri, 17 Dec 1999 08:36:16 -0700
Happy Holidays to all!
After viewing the Venturing Fast-Start tape for youth officers at our
last District Committee meeting, I felt really excited about the
possibilities of this as a separate program--not just an "older boy" program.
I'd like to ask if any of the Councils/Districts/whoever have tried
promoting this to local high schools as a school-sposored (or
co-sponsored) high adventure "club" for youth? By this I mean it would
be open to all students, follow BSA training and support, and be a
student activity just as Key Club is.
Currently, high schools in our area have high-adventure activity as
part of their ROTC program. There are also a few clubs where teachers
have sponsored outdoor activity and trips. I think that Venturing could
be a strong complement to these programs, with access to Council camps,
resources, BSA insurance, and such.
What have your experiences been?
Firebird District Cub Roundtable Commissioner
SM,Troop 110 CM, Pack 43(retired)
Grand Canyon Council Wipala Wiki Lodge #432
Phoenix, AZ "and a good ol' Eagle, too..." W-CS-41