Venturing

TAKE HIGH-ADVENTURE TO THE NEXT LEVEL WITH VENTURING

Venturing provides young men and women with high adventure outdoor activities, real-world leadership experiences, increasing responsibility, and a challenging personal development program.

WHAT WILL I DO IN VENTURING?

Venturing is only limited by the imagination of its members. A Venture crew is led by the young men and women who participate. Adult leaders are only there to assist, mentor, and guide young leaders in their adventures.

Crew members may choose to sail the Caribbean, produce a play, climb a mountain, teach others to scuba dive, enjoy the great outdoors, or attend the Olympics. All these adventures are being done today by Venture crews across the country.

Venturers plan their own advancement and progress at their own pace. Choose from interests ranging from bouldering to biking to wilderness survival and countless other adventures, sports, arts and hobbies. Experts in these fields are ready to provide fun, real-world experiences.  Youth are rewarded for each achievement which helps participants gain self-confidence. Setting their own goals helps Venturers grow in self-reliance.

HOW OFTEN DO WE MEET?

Venture crews meet weekly or every other week.

Rock climbing, white water rafting, scuba diving, hiking, and other activities that crew members decide to participate in will occur throughout the year. Many crews will participate in one event or activity per month.

JOINING A CREW?

Becoming involved in Venturing is a very simple process! The program is available for all boys and girls ages 14-20, or 13 and have graduated 8th grade. If you are interested in joining a pre-existing unit, its easy to find one in your area using this

Search for Crews: https://beascout.scouting.org/

HOW DOES VENTURING INCLUDE PARENTS AND GUARDIANS?

Scouting is a volunteer-led program. Each Crew is sponsored by a local community organization. Parents are welcome and encouraged to participate and get involved as a volunteer leader. Parents and the community organization select leaders. We’ll work with the volunteer leaders to provide training and resources to deliver a great program.

Crew leaders have the opportunity to work with young men and women and their families, improving the community throughout fun-filled activities that teach values of the Scout Oath and Law. By serving as a leader you can help make a positive difference in the kind of adults Venturers grow into.

HOW DO WE GET STARTED?

Join Venturing any time! Find a crew in your area by visiting www.beascout.org. To contact someone directly, please email or call 305-364-0020.

Meet  Your –Venturing Officers Association

Your local Venturing program is organized and overseen by your Venturing Officers Association. The VOA is first and foremost a resource at the disposal of every crew in South Florida Council. It is both elected by, and comprised of youth.- with Adult Advisors- whom mentor the Officers

Your VOA Officers   2019-2020

                            

                                                                

President                                                     Vice President                                       Vice President                               Vice President

———————–                                              Administration                                             Program                                   Communication

 

                                                                                                                         

VOA Advisor                                                                                                                                          VOA Staff Advisor

                                                                          ">Yanick Jeanty

 

Our VOA meetings occur at 7:30 P.M. on the third Wednesday of every month at the South Florida Council Office. Dates are subject to change, please refer to the council calendar. Crew Presidents are required to attend to deliver monthly reports. Crew Advisors, and youth members are encouraged, and always welcome to attend!

 

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Annual Awards

Venturing Leadership Award

The Venturing Leadership Award is the highest award one can be nominated for in the Venturing Program. It is awarded to individuals who have consistently exemplified the ideals of true leadership and service to others throughout their scouting career, in accordance with both the scout oath and law. To be considered, they must hold an officer position in either their unit, or council, and have been a registered member of the Venturing program for at least a year. Nominees are anonymously submitted by their peers, and then reviewed by past recipients. This is a highly prestigious honor and given out on an extremely selective basis.

VLA Nomination Form

Michael Michko Award of Merit

The Michael Michko Award of Merit was created to commemorate the degree of excellence, and dedication contributed to the Venturing program by past South Florida VOA Advisor, Michael Michko. This honor is unique to our council, and not contingent upon long-term involvement. Rather, this is awarded to a select few individuals who are perceived as going above-and-beyond traditional expectations of the program within the past year.

 

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