Kayla Arbuckle spent a month in Girl Scouts when she was 10 years old before she dropped out.
“Honestly, the only reason I joined was to do the active things, I didn’t actually want to be a part of selling all the stuff. I just wanted to do the fun things–the badges, doing activities–that kind of stuff,” she says.
The camping trip turned out to be sleeping on the floor and watching a movie, instead of sleeping in a tent and river rafting.
“I was very disappointed because the Boy Scouts are definitely in the woods, fishing, doing all the cool stuff, and we were stuck microwaving marshmallows,” says Arbuckle, now 17, of Lindenhurst, N.Y.
Now with girls in Boy Scouting, once they finish first class, they can complete Star, Life and Eagle in a Venturing Crew.
Let the adventure begin - Join us the first and third Sunday.
Unlike a scouting troop where a PLC meets to give a list of activities to the scoutmaster for approval that the youth would like to do, there are no adults that will say, " NO, you will not do that". However, it is up to the youth members to organize, plan and execute all the events. Naturally, since, the event is handled by the Crew -if the Venturers do not follow through, there is no event.
If a Crew wants do a specific outing... it is up to the Crew members to investigate, budget, plan and execute the event (with Adult Advisor/Councelor assistance)
A Leadership Committee - president, vice-presidents, program chair, treasurer - is elected (every 6 months, once a year, etc..) to help facilitate the Crew. Adult Advisors do not say, " No, you cannot be elected this time " It is up to the Crew as to what young adults serve what leadership positions
What will OUR Venture Crew DO? Whatever OUR Crew decides.