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On my honor I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.

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Venturing Advisor Position-Specific Training

Developed for Venturing Advisors, Associate Advisors, and Crew Committee Members, this training incorporates Venturing's current adult leader training. This training will detail such things as advancement, youth leadership, and how to run an effective Crew. Crew Advisors who complete Venturing Advisor Position-Specific Training and the Venturing version of Youth Protection training are considered “trained.”

Youth Protection Training

  • required for all leaders who have direct contact with youth
  • recommended for parents of all youth
  • teaches do’s and don’ts of working with youth
  • offered through through MyScouting.org.

This Is Scouting

This Is Scouting is an introductory session that highlights the values, aims, history, funding, and methods of Scouting. It addresses how these aims and methods are reached in an age-appropriate style within Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Varsity Scouting, and Venturing. Videos, discussions, and hands-on reinforcement are presented during the online training session offered through through MyScouting.org.

Learn about:
  • implementing the full Scouting program with chartered organizations
  • the advantages of encouraging youth and adult volunteers to move through the traditional program as their youth mature
  • the different aspects of the Scouting program, which may result in leaders taking advantage of those programs for a child in a different age group

Ideally, all unit-based volunteers - Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, and Venturing leaders - take this session at the same time, so they understand that they are all striving for the same results with the youth they serve. Each leader completes This Is Scouting only once.

Venturing Advisor Position-Specific Training

This course is intended to provide Venturing crew Advisors with the basic information they need to help youth leaders manage a crew. The course includes the 2014 updates to Venturing and aligns with the new Venturing leader materials.

Learn about:

  • the nature of the Venturing program and its value to youth.
  • the specifics of the Venturing program.
  • the relationship between crew officers and Advisors.
  • the challenges of working with youth and young adults.
  • the Venturing recognition opportunities.
  • the annual program planning process
This training is found on My.Scouting.org under Home, My Dashboard, My Training, or, click the Position Specific Training image on the right side of the page.

Venturing Advisor Position-Specific Training Instructors Guide for in-person training.

Crew Committee Challenge

This course provides guidance to committee members on how to give the support needed by Advisors and Venturers to deliver a high-quality program experience.

This training is found on My.Scouting.org under Home, My Dashboard, My Training, or, click the Position Specific Training image on the right side of the page.

Crew Committee Challange Instructors Guide for in-person training.

A current listing of trainings for adults can be found at http://www.scouting.org/Training/adult.aspx