Position description

The administrative vice president is elected by the youth members and is the administrative officer of the crew. The two key responsibilities of this position are: 1) leading the recruiting efforts for new crew members, and 2) managing the recognition of members.

This vice president ensures that prospective members are invited to the crew's open house, and encourages members to bring friends. He or she follows up with members who seem to be loosing interest, and addresses these issues at crew officer's meeting and during the planning of program activities. The administrative vice president is responsible for recognizing members and making them feel a part of the crew, and honoring crew members who win scholarships, win awards, or gain achievements in or out of Venturing. He or she may conduct the opening and closing ceremonies at crew meetings.

The adult Associate Advisor for administration assists the administrative vice presidents in his or her duties.

Reports to

  • Crew President


  • Serves as the administrative officer of the crew.
  • Assumes the responsibilities of the crew president in his or her absence.
  • Leads the recruiting and admission of new members during the year.
  • Organizes and recognizes the achievements of crew members.
  • Maintains crew advancement chart and review individual progress at each meeting.
  • Conducts opening and closing ceremonies for special occasions as scheduled.
  • Attends all crew activities.
  • Sets an example by following the rules of the crew.
  • Wears the uniform appropriate to the Venturing crew.
  • Learns and lives by the Scout Oath and the Scout Law.
  • Approaches Venturing in the spirit of fun, and seeks to reflect this spirit in the recruiting of new members and through recognizing the achievements of crew members.

As a Crew Officer:

  • Fosters and develops an environment within the crew that has a true sense of community, that encourages growth and responsibility to one another.
  • Works in a spirit of partnership with the Crew Advisor.
  • Assists in developing a program of activities for the crew help carry them out.
  • Upholds the standards and policies of the chartered organization and the Boy Scouts of America.
  • Ensures that activities are conducted within BSA safety guidelines and requirements.
  • Cultivates the capacity to enjoy life - have fun and explore while leading.
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