Queen's Venturer Award
Description: Queen's Crown on a background of purple, edged in gold.
Preceded By: Queen's Scout Award
Awarded by: the Governor-General of Canada, as the monarch's representative in Canada
Awarded for: Displaying the character and ability to be of significant help to other people; and, having thoroughly trained in Scoutcraft, places that training at the disposal of the community for Public Service.
Background: The Queen's Venturer Award is the highest proficiency award for youth members in Scouts Canada.
When the Scout program was divided into Scouts and Venturers in 1968, the highest award, the Queen's Scout Award was renamed to reflect its application to the Venturer section.
The award is presented to Venturers who have acquired competence and skills that will be of considerable use to themselves, their company, and their community. These Venturers will have been recognized by their company, their advisor, and Scouts Canada as being worthy of receiving the Award.
The Award consists of a cloth emblem (shown above) and a parchment certificate, signed by the Governor-General of Canada, in the official capacity as Chief Scout of Canada. Recipients may also receive a lapel pin representation of the award.
Requirements (Current, under Canadian Path)
Canadian Venturer Handbook To be eligible for the Queen’s Venturer Award you must complete the following requirements to the satisfaction of the company and advisor.
- Hold the Venturer Award, OR demonstrate equivalent skills and knowledge. (You may count the qualifications earned while attaining these awards in the following requirements.)
- Hold a current St. John Ambulance or Canadian Red Cross Society Standard level First Aid Certificate or equivalent.
- Hold the World Conservation Award.
- Be currently certified in a service skill (e.g. Bronze Medallion, YMCA Lifesaving Certificate, Canadian Ski Patrol Certificate, Search and Rescue, Power Squadron, youth camp counsellor, staff member at a camp for handicapped children, children’s traffic safety program instructor).
- Complete a minimum of fifty (50) hours service of your choice for which you receive no monetary reward. (Note: You may apply the service time given toward earning the Service Activity Award OR the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (Silver level) to this total requirement.)
- Act as an activity leader or Scouter-in-Training at no less than eight meetings or activities. Where there is no colony, pack, or troop, you may substitute a Boys’ or Girls’ Club, 4H Club, YM/YWCA or similar youth club or organization. You may also substitute twelve hours service at a Beaver, Cub, or Scout camp actively working with youth.
- Demonstrate leadership in a peer environment by being actively involved for a period of time with a decision-making body (e.g. youth forums, student council, round tables, etc.).
- Demonstrate your commitment to the Venturer Promise by:
- Earning the Blue Stage Religion in Life Award in your church, OR
- Successfully completing a recognized course in world religions, OR
- Other active demonstrations of your continuing spirituality to the satisfaction of your company and advisor.
Canadian Venturer Handbook To be eligible for the Queen's Venturer Award you must choose and complete to the satisfaction of the Company and the Advisor, one (1) of the alternatives set out in Section "A", and ALL of the requirements set out in Section "B".
- Section A
- Hold the Venturer Award, OR
- Demonstrate the equivalent skills and knowledge.
(Qualifications earned while attaining these awards may be counted in the next section.)
- Section B
- Be a currently registered member of Scouts Canada.
- Hold a current St. John Ambulance or Canadian Red Cross Society Standard First Aid Certificate.
- Hold the World Conservation Award.
- Hold an award for service skill (i.e. Bronze Medallion, YMCA Life Saving Certificate, Canadian Ski Patrol Certificate, Mountain Rescue Certificate, Search & Rescue, Power Squadron). Equivalent alternatives such as being qualified as a youth camp counsellor, or as a staff member at a camp for handicapped children, or having the qualifications to operate a children's traffic safety program, or a program of alcohol and drug education will also qualify.
- Complete a minimum of fifty (50) hours of service of your choice for which you receive no monetary reward. NOTE: The service time given toward earning the Service Activity Award or the Duke of Edinburgh's Award (Silver level) may be applied to this total requirement.
- Act as an Activity Leader or Scouter-in-Training at no less than eight (8) meetings or activities of a Beaver Colony, Cub Pack, or Scout Troop. Where there is no Colony, Pack or Troop, a Boy's or Girl's Club, 4H Club, YM/YWCA or similar youth club or organization may be substituted. Twelve hours service at a Beaver, Cub or Scout camp actively working with youth may be substituted.
- Demonstrate leadership in a peer environment by being involved with a decision making body (i.e. Youth Forums, Student Council, other groups)
Adult Recognition Award
Leaders that have earned this award as a youth are entitled to wear the Adult Recognition Award on their uniform.
- Trail Map Workbook - Award process broken down yearly
None yet listed.
- Needs to be confirmed.