Venturing is a youth development program of the Boy Scouts of America for young men and women who are 13 and have completed the eighth grade or 14 through 20 years of age.
Venturing's purpose is to provide positive experiences to help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults.
Venturing is based on a unique and dynamic relationship between youth, adult leaders, and organizations in their communities. Local community organizations establish a Venturing crew by matching their people and program resources to the interests of young people in the community. The result is a program of exciting and meaningful activities that helps youth pursue their special interests, grow, develop leadership skills, and become good citizens.
The Venturing Oath
As a Venturer, I promise to do my duty to God and help strengthen America, to help others, and to seek truth, fairness, and adventure in our world.
The Venturing Code
As a Venturer, I believe that America's strength lies in our trust in God and in the courage, strength, and traditions of our people.
I will, therefore, be faithful in my religious duties and will maintain a personal sense of honor in my own life.
I will treasure my American heritage and will do all I can to preserve and enrich it.
I will recognize the dignity and worth of all humanity and will use fair play and goodwill in my daily life.
I will acquire the Venturing attitude that seeks truth in all things and adventure on the frontiers of our changing world.
2012 Annual Venturing Awards
Venturing Leadership Award (Adult)
AJ Block - Council Commissioner
Pat Coviello - Council Executive
Mike Meyers - Council President
Venturing Leader of the Year (as selected by the Council Commissioner's Cabinet)
Michelle Smith - Council VOA Advisor
Distinguished Youth of the Year (as selected by the Council Commissioner's Cabinet)
Anne Taylor - Crew 93 and Area 3 VOA President
Venturing Officer's Association
Venturing Officer's Association helps council Venturing advisors and professionals to get the prospective of the youth in the council. It allows the youth to develop leadership skills, and gives council professionals a resource to build the council’s Venturing program.
GNFC Venturing Officer's Association Officer's for 2011-2012 are:
Maureen O'Sullivan - President (Crew 416)
Michelle Smith - Advisor
VENTURING COMMITTEE CALENDAR
May 18-20 - Area 3 Summit - Camp Gorton - Five Rivers Council
September 7-10 - Powder Horn Course - SSR
Powder Horn is a training opportunity designed to expose the Venturing or Scout leader to activities and resources necessary to operate a successful High Adventure program.
POWDER HORN 2012. September 7-10, SSR. Register online.
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