Venturing Adults Training
- Venturing Fast Start (Interactive)
- Venturing Fast Start (PDF)
- This guide is designed to assist the newly recruited Venturing crew Advisor in using the Venturing program planning process to get a crew up and running and off to a successful start. Highlights include program goals, Venturing methods, crew orientation, steps to getting your crew up and running, leadership position responsibilities, and hints for successful crew operations. It also provides information on suggested crew activities, cooperative and problem-solving games, and suggested agendas.
Youth Protection Training Youth Protection Training is a must, and now an online course tailored to the specific needs of Venturing is available. At the end of the course, print out the letter and the card. There are two different YPT courses, one for leaders of Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Varsity Scouts and a different one for Venturing leaders. Venturing Adult leaders must take theOnline Youth Protection Training course for VENTURING Program Leaders (English) or Entrenamiento de Protecci?n Juvenil - VENTURING (en Espa?ol) Youth Protection Guidelines (video and leader's guide) (No. 94-126) This is the Spanish-dubbed translation of the full-length Youth Protection Training for Leaders as it addresses co-ed issues. The online course should report the online training automatically to NCAC. A YPT trained card can be printed at the end of these programs. You should keep this card as proof of the YPT Training.
Venturing Leader Specific Training (VLST) is a course in unit organization, leadership training, program development and resources, high adventure, awards and recognition, safety, and youth protection. This course is designed for all adult leaders Venturing Crews and Varsity Teams: advisors, coaches, assistants, committee members, commissioners, and chartering organization representatives. Bring your Venturing Leader Manual or your Varsity Leader Guidebook.
VLST courses will be conducted as follows. All interested adults are welcome.
- NCAC University of Scouting
- District training
National Training Courses
The National Venturing Division conducts training courses each year at Philmont Scout Ranch, Northern Tier and Florida Sea Base.
Adult leaders (Venturing, Varsity, and Boy Scout) learn about and experience a variety of outdoor adventures, sports, and Venturing Ranger skills. Participants try SCUBA, canoeing and kayaking, climbing and rappelling, shooting sports, COPE, wilderness survival, first aid, cooking (and eating of course), backpacking, mountain biking, and more, and more. If you would like to try Powder Horn training, please visit a Venturing committee meeting for updates on training in your area or go to http://www.powderhorn-bsa.org/!
- Come join us for the NCAC 2013 Powder Horn Training course!
- Our four-day course is designed to help the troop, team, or crew by exposing older Scouts, Venturers, and adult leaders to safely conducted outdoor/high-adventure activities of a fun and challenging nature. The course provides an introduction to the resources needed to successfully lead youth through a program of outdoor adventure and is based upon giving participants an exposure to some outdoor/high-adventure activities. The course presenters are expert consultants in each outdoor high adventure activity. It is not a certification event. It is for any youth or adult interested in experiencing a unit-level, high-adventure program.
The date for the 2013 course is August 22-25, 2013 to be held at Camp Snyder in Haymarket, Virginia.
- POWDER HORN & KODIAK COURSE DIRECTOR CONFERENCE
This conference is for anyone interested in learning more about how to plan a Powder Horn or Kodiak course. Future course directors, assistant course directors, staff advisors, and other staff members make up the majority of our participants, however anyone may attend. Conference participants who have not attended a Powder Horn course must complete one within twelve months of the conference to qualify as a course director.
- Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS). Effective 1 January 2010, Advisors of Venturing crews that have outdoor programs must take IOLS to be basic trained. (IOLS is not required for crew committee members to be basic trained.) If one of these leaders can demonstrate the outdoor skills to a member of the training team, it is not necessary that they attend a formal training course. See http://scouting.org/training/faqs.aspx