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Geoff Kregg
(402) 896-3866

Youth Protection Training
(402) 679-8078

VenturingVenturing is a youth development program of the Boy Scouts of America for young men and women who are 14 (and have completed the eighth grade) through 20 years of age. Venturing provides positive experiences to help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults. Venturing provides the skills needed for young adults to make ethical choices, experience a fun program full of adventure and challenges, acquire leadership skills, and to take advantage of opportunities to advance their skills and knowledge in the areas of high adventure, sports, arts, hobbies, religious life, and Sea Scouting.

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Venturing Newsletter

2014 Changes to the Venturing Program

  • Alignment with BSA mission
  • Sensitivity to youth wants
    • Maintains peer involvement
    • Based on foundation of adventure
  • Respect for their future needs
  • Progressive increase in challenge and effort

  • Purpose: New experiences which push Venturers to new personal heights
  • Insight: Adventures and activities provide the social benefits youth crave at this point of development
  • Level of difficulty: Variable; may be tailored to crew skills and experience
  • Individual and crew-defined
  • Historic appeal of Venturing

  • Purpose: Develop broad interpersonal leadership skills applicable to life situations
  • Insight: Societal expectations of leadership qualities as desirable are growing—especially among youth’s life influencers
  • Level of Difficulty: Escalating: Participate/follow, lead, mentor
  • Leverages formal training and practical experience (elected or appointed)

  • Purpose: Growth in the skills and ethical/moral foundations which support economic independence, life-long learning, and timeless values.
  • Insight: Social/educational influences provide little positive guidance on key life, social and moral/ethical skills. And youth know it.
  • Focus is on goal development and personal planning.
  • Small formal “trainings” facilitate practical application.
  • Adult mentorship is critical.

  • Purpose: Develop behavior leading to ongoing sense of responsibility
  • Insight: Youth have limited control of their lives. They enjoy the opportunity to assert their values through the choice to serve.
  • Crew or individual
  • Scouting and/or community focus
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Sea Scout Ship #542
Sea ScoutsAll youth 14 - 20 years of age interested in sailing are welcome to join Sea Scout Ship #542. Crew members learn to sail and how to maintain their boats. Leadership skills development is a primary objective of all activities, which encourage crew members to work toward advancement and pursue special Sea Scout awards. Download Sea Scout Ship #542 information 

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