2nd Cole Harbour Group

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Welcome to Venturers

Bring on the adventure

Continue the Adventure!

Venturers (boys and girls ages 14 - 17)

The Venturer program emphasizes having fun while encouraging teens like yourself to feel good about themselves, their friends and family, God, and the environment. Venturers promotes activities that encourage you to:

  • Show that you care and live according to your 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
  • Work cooperatively in adult-like settings
  • Participate in challenging physical and outdoor activities
  • Become aware of and respond to needs of the community and the environment

These are some of the challenges you'll tackle as a Venturer.

Build a strong company

Venturers are unique as a youth program within Scouts Canada in that you no longer depend on Scout Leaders as leaders. Scouters become advisors and you become responsible for what you do, individually and as a group. You will form a Venturer company, and decide among yourselves who will fill which position. You will design your own program, implement your plan, run your own activities and measure your success.

Become a strong leader

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Within your Venturer company, each member is assigned a leadership role and responsibility. Each of you will get to practise leadership, management and communication skills. Each of you will learn to accept personal and group challenges, face difficulty, endure hardship and draw on the strength of your team mates to make everything work. You will develop practical leadership skills that will reinforce initiative and a drive for success.

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. Each Venturer learns a promise and motto to help guide their personal development.

What do I wear?

That is your choice ... you can choose a traditional Venturer uniform is similar to your Scout uniform, or adopt the newer style uniform. although you might need a larger shirt. The sash is red with a green border.

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Venturer Promise:

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.

Venturer Motto:

Challenge

Scouting Salute

A Scouting salute is a special sign of greeting. To make it, just hold up the three longest fingers in your right hand. Bend the 'pinky' finger down and hold it with your thumb. Raise the tips of your fingers to your forehead, palm facing foreward.

Venturing is .....!

What kinds of opportunities exist?

In addition to the badges and activities available through the Venturer program (see your Venturer Handbook), you can also participate in:

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  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
    The Duke of Edinburgh's (D of E) Award in Canada is a challenge program of leisure time activities for young people between the ages of 14 to 25. It is operated and proclaimed worldwide. While it is not a Scouting award, it is one in which you are encouraged to achieve as most of your Venturer requirements match the D of E award requirements.

  • Armory Award
    The Armory Award is given annually to the company which displays the most initiative in conceiving, planning and executing an outdoor adventure activity.

  • Reginald K. Groome Memorial Scholarship
    Fondation Scouts Canada Foundation has established several scholarships to be awarded annually to support members of Scouts Canada entering or continuing full time studies at a Canadian university or college. These scholarships are presented in memory of Reginald K. Groome who, in addition to many other Scouting roles, served as Chairman of the Boy Scouts of Canada Trust (now the Fondation Scouts Canada Foundation) for a number of years.