VENTURERS (FOR TEENS AGES 14-17)
Young men and women 14 to 17 years of age.
The Venturer program emphasizes having fun while encouraging teens to feel good about themselves, their friends and family, God, and the environment. Venturers helps teens advance their leadership skills and gain self confidence.
Scouts Canada's Venturer program emphasizes activities which encourage Venturers to:
- show that they can care and live according
to their personal values and religious beliefs;
- develop and use the skills of communicating, solving problems and making decisions;
- explore vocational opportunities;
- participate in a variety of social, cultural and spiritual activities;
- become aware of and respond to needs of the community and the environment.
Venturer Program Elements
The Venturer Program is divided into four main elements:
- Company organization
- personal fitness
- personal interest
Teens achieve in all four elements during the three-year Venturer program. In doing so, they also realize the broad goals of the Venturer program.
The Venturer program is built around a lively variety of activities based on personal and group interests. Venturing emphasizes outdoor and environmental activities, citizenship and community service, leadership and personal development, and career exploration. Individual interests and skills are recognized through an awards system.
The outdoors is an essential part of the Venturer program. Weekend events, extended hikes, no trace camping and seasonal sports opportunities round out the Venturer experience. Developing an active, healthy lifestyle is the prime goal. As well, Venturing helps teens learn new knowledge and skills that can lead to a satisfying career.
Venturers meet in a group called a company. Venturers develop and manage their own program with the help of an adult advisor. Each Venturer learns a promise and motto to help guide their personal development.
On my honour I promise that I will do my best To do my duty to God and the Queen To help other people at all times, And to carry out the spirit of the Scout Law.
- Taken from MEASURING SUCCESS - THE SCOUTING WAY