Tag Archives: Venturing

By Madison Austin
Jul 10, 2017

Retaining Our Young Men In Scouting

Even since the early years of Scouting, retaining older youth provides a challenge.  There are many reasons why boys decide to quit Scouting. Many want to be with their peers and, for the most part, Boy Scout troops lack a good peer environment for high-school-aged boys. Other boys may get bored with the program around the […]

By Utah National Parks Council
May 11, 2017

Utah National Parks Council Supports LDS Church Changes to Scouting in Young Men Programs

Utah National Parks Council, BSA Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Orem, UT —  On May 11, 2017, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced, “the Church will no longer charter Varsity or Venturing units with the Boy Scouts of America and Scouts Canada effective January 1, 2018. We express sincere appreciation and gratitude […]

By Boy Scouts of America
Feb 10, 2017

New Social Media Sites for Venturers

Did you hear? We have a new national Venturing website, venturing.org, created by Venturers for Venturers. All your Venturing resources are easily accessible and all in one place. At the first of the year, the new website was released with an easy to use interface and additional content to help your crews thrive. Also, make sure you […]

By Kent Hansen
Jan 03, 2017

Venturing Crew Leaders Get Help Here

We all know we can serve better when trained. Sometimes, training can be difficult  to find for Venturing leaders. Look no further! On February 18th at UVU,  engage in an entire Venturing section at the University of Scouting. Participants can choose to take all six courses designed for Venturing to help crew leaders improve unit operations and programs. These […]

Venturing Leader Specific Training
By Darryl Alder
Jan 15, 2016

Venturing Leader Specific Training Part 1: The Aims and Methods

You can read other parts of this blog series here: Part 2: Crew Leadership Part 3: Understanding Venturers Part 4: Advisor Responsibilities Part 5: Program Emphasis and Awards Part 6: Annual Program Planning Part 7: Summary and Wrap-up Last week I had the opportunity to teach the new Venturing Advisor Position-Specific Training in the Fillmore, UT Stake. There […]

By Darryl Alder
Jan 30, 2015

Use Winter to Build Program for Troops, Teams and Crews

Snow, skiing and outdoor fun all combine when you work on one of Scouting’s winter sports achievements and spend the night. A great place to get a green (easiest) winter adventure is through our partner, Brian Head Resort, proud sponsor of the Snow Sports Merit Badge. Winter Sports for Troops This year they are offering a 2015 Boy […]

By Maria Milligan
Jan 23, 2015

Venturing Program Features and Mission Preparation

The more I read through the new Program Features for Troops, Teams, and Crews, the more I like the direction they are heading. I am especially excited about the progression available as youth get older and more experienced and the great hands-on experiences. Today I want to focus on the opportunities for Venture Scouts and […]

By Darryl Alder
Jun 03, 2014

The Venturing Experience: New Updates

In late May, I attended the National Council Meeting in Nashville, TN, where I learned about the next generation of Venturing, which rolls out in July 2014 and fully replaces the old program by the end of the year. Annaliese Parker, National Venturing President and Charles Dahlquist, National Venturing Task Force Chairman explained that many Venturers are not interested in advancement or awards they […]

By The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Jan 06, 2014

How to Define the Scout Venturing Program

Purpose Provide positive experiences to help young people mature and prepare them to become responsible and caring adults. Description Venturing is a youth development program for priest-age young men. It is based on the unique and dynamic relationship between youth and adult leaders. Venturing focuses primarily on the needs and interests of young men, using […]

Utah Venturing Crew Earns Their Own Way to Jamboree 2013
By Ken Krogue
Jul 18, 2013

Utah Venturing Crew Earns Their Own Way to Jamboree 2013

How do you get 8 young men, mostly from Alpine, Utah, to spend 9 straight months earning $2500 each to go to the mountains of West Virginia for 10 days? Show them a really cool video about zip lines, whitewater rafting, BMX biking, rappelling, iPhone apps, scuba diving, and skateboarding. Then tell them how much […]

Richard Dubois, Council Commissioner for the Utah National Parks Council
By Richard DuBois
May 23, 2013

The best things we can do for our boys

Scouting is a symbol of adventure, excitement, and fun. Once-in-a lifetime experiences in Scouting prepare the next generation of boys for a lifetime of opportunities. But how can Scouting prepare boys for life, if their leaders are not prepared? Each boy deserves a trained leader, advancement opportunities, and a robust camping program. Scouting volunteers need […]