Ethics in Action
An important goal of Venturing is to help young adults be responsible and caring people, both now and in the future. Venturing uses "ethical controversies" to help young adults develop the ability to make responsible choices that reflect their concern for what is a risk and how it will effect others involved. Because an ethical controversy is a problem-solving situation, leaders expect young adults to employ empathy, invention, and selection when they think through their position and work toward a solution of an ethical controversy.
What a Venturing crew does is limited only by the imagination and involvement of the adult and youth leaders and members of the crew-sail the Caribbean, produce a play, climb a mountain, teach disabled people to swim, or attend the Olympics. All these adventures and more are being done today by Venturing crews and ships across the country. All that is needed are concerned adults who are willing to share a little bit of themselves with today's youth-tomorrow's leaders.
What Youth Want
Research has revealed these major points:
- High school students have many vocational and avocational interests.
- Teenagers want a broader experience that provides practical "hands-on" experience and is tailored to their cultural backgrounds.
- Teenagers want to belong to a group that provides a "safe haven" from which to address the youth development issues that affect them. These issues include experimentation; moving from dependence to interdependence, social relationships, psychological changes and sexual maturity, and a re-evaluation of values.
This is one of the most debated myths Scoutmasters use to protect their gates. They have let the Scout stew until he is now 17 years old, nearly 18 - and now everything is hurry up before I am 18.
If you are 15-17 and a Life Scout - let\'s get you in THIS crew so you can be treated fairly. Here\'s the requirement as stated in your very own book. If you Scoutmaster says otherwise, your book, whether he likes it or not, is correct.
- Be active in your troop, team, crew, or ship for a period of at least six months after you have achieved the rank of Life Scout.
- Demonstrate that you live by the principles of the Scout Oath and Scout Law in your daily life. List on your Eagle Scout Rank Application the names of individuals who know you personally and would be willing to provide a recommendation on your behalf, including parents/guardians, religious, educational, and employer references.
- Earn a total of 21 Merit Badges. 13 required, the others non-required.
- While a Life Scout Serve Actively in your unit as a: Venturing crew/ship. President, vice president, secretary, treasurer, quartermaster, historian, den chief, guide, boatswain, boatswain\'s mate, yeoman, purser, storekeeper, webmaster, or Leave No Trace trainer.
- Do your Eagle Service Project.
- Have a conference with the Advisor.
- Go to your Eagle Board of Review.
It's not that hard guys. If you are stuck and sick of baby sitting it's time to come to the Dark Side. We Have Cookies!