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How "The Crew" Works

The Goals of Venturing
    • Young adults involved in Venturing will:
    • Learn to make ethical choices over their lifetimes by instilling the values in the Venturing Oath and Code
    • Experience a program that is fun and full of challenge and adventure. 
    • Become a skilled training and program resource for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and other groups. 
    • Acquire skills in the areas of high adventure, sports, arts and hobbies, religious life, or Sea Scouting. 
    • Experience positive leadership from adult and youth leaders & be given opportunities to take leadership roles
    • Have a chance to learn and grow in a supportive, caring, and fun environment.

The Methods of Venturing
The aims of the Boy Scouts of America are to build character, develop citizenship, and foster personal fitness. The Venturing methods listed below have been carefully designed to achieve the aims of the Boy Scouts of America and meet the needs of young adults.

Leadership. All Venturers are given opportunities to learn and apply proven leadership skills. A Venturing crew is led by elected Crew Officers. The Venturing Leadership Skills Course is designed for all Venturers and helps teach them in an active way to lead effectively. BSA has a link to more information for youth and adult traininghere.

Group Activities. Venturing activities are interdependent group experiences in which success is dependent on the cooperation of all. Learning by "doing" in a group setting provides opportunities for developing new skills. 

Adult Association. The youth officers lead the crew. The officers and activity chairs work closely with adult Advisors and other adult leaders in a spirit of partnership. The adults serve in a "shadow" leader capacity as theCrew Advisor and the Associate Crew Advisors. These adults are trained to assist the youth in any way they require.

Recognition. Recognition comes through the Venturing Advancement program and through the acknowledgement of a youth's competence and ability by peers and adults. 

The Ideals. Venturers are expected to know and live by the Venturing Oath and Code. They promise to be faithful in religious duties, treasure their American heritage, help others, and seek truth and fairness. 

High Adventure. Venturing's emphasis on high adventure helps provide team-building opportunities, new meaningful experiences, practical leadership application, and lifelong memories to young adults. 

Teaching Others. All of the Venturing awards require Venturers to teach what they have learned to others. When they teach others often, Venturers are better able to retain the skill or knowledge taught, they gain confidence in their ability to speak and relate to others, and they acquire skills that can benefit them for the rest of their lives as a hobby or occupation.

The Uniform 
Crew 413 wears the official BSA spruce green uniform shirt, along with black "BDU style" pants.Any Scout belt, or a plain belt with a Scouting Buckle is appropriate. As long as they are closed-toed, any shoes are approved for the Crew uniform.No neckerchief is part of the uniform.

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