scouts-l Mail Archive for March of 2000: Re: VENTURING EXPERIENCE AREAS, ETC.
Brown Michael-EMB021 (Michael_Brown-EMB021@EMAIL.MOT.COM
Mon Mar 06 2000 - 14:29:49 CST
>From: "Kurtenbach, Daniel" <DKurtenbach@FDIC.GOV>
>In reading through the Venturer Handbook (#33493), I find no reference to
>the six "Experience Areas" of Venturing: Citizenship, Leadership, Fitness,
>Social, Outdoor, and Service, except in a brief discussion of the purposes
>of the Gold Award. (p. 42) (where they were listed as citizenship,
>leadership, service to others, community/family, outdoor experience, and
>total fitness). These are, of course, not to be confused with the subject
>areas of the five Venturing Bronze Awards (p. 26) (Sports, Youth
>Arts and Hobbies, Outdoor, and Sea Scout), nor with the four goals of
>Venturing (p. 4) (Experience, Development, Leadership, and Growth), nor
>the purpose of Venturing, which is the same as the three aims of Scouting
>(p. 81) (Character Development, Citizenship Training, and Fitness). Does
>anyone know what happened to the six "Experience Areas"? Did someone
>finally realize that it was just too darn confusing? Can we dare hope that
>they will also dispense with the four goals of Venturing and realize that
>the three Aims of Scouting say it all?
First off, if you are involved in Venturing and want to discuss Venturing
with other leaders, I recommend you sign up on the Venture mailing list at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Dispite the name, the Venture list is for the
Venturing, Varsity Scout, and Venture programs.
National dropped the Six Experience Area in Venturing. This is reflected by
the recent Venturer Handbook which does not discuss them, but instead by the
four goals of Experience, Development, Leadership, and Growth. Many of us
knew that this was coming. The Venturer Handbook has been out for a couple
of months even.
Venturing is a little different from Scouting. Shouldn't it have its own
aim more inline for the youth it serves???
Venturing Crew #1838