Venture Crew 27 was started in November 2010, by two girls and the first seven Eagle Scouts from Boy Scout Troop 27. In that time, Crew members have gone whitewater rafting, snow camping, cruised on a sailboat, went cave exploring and climbed Mt. St. Helens. The time commitment depends entirely on the youth members and their interests.
The Venturing program is a high-adventure, youth led, co-ed program for young men & women ages 14 - 20 years old. The focus is on Adventure, Leadership, Personal Growth and Service to the community.
The youth members define the type of program they want, based upon their personal interests, which can include hiking, camping, mountain climbing, scuba diving, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, target shooting, mountain biking, canoeing and more. Some Crews choose to focus more on social gatherings, but it's up to them as to the program theme they want to follow.
The youth members learn leadership skills through their roles in the Crew, which helps prepare them for the challenges of life, and future leadership opportunities.
Venturing also offers an advancement program, where the youth earn recognition awards for completing various requirements and activities.
Members are young men & women aged 14 - 20 called Venturers
Venturing units are crews
Venturing adults are advisors
Youth leader is president
Crews can select one of five interest areas
Arts and Hobbies
New advancement opportunities for boys interested in going beyond Eagle
Recognition for those boys and girls who may have dropped out of
traditional Boy Scout and Girl programs
Activities with young men & women their age
New leadership training specifically designed for them
An advancement program that requires that they share what they have learned
Consistent adults that walk their talk
Character and ethical education outside the classroom
Positive role models, male and female
Opportunities to become proficient at a variety of skills
Venture Crew #27 Founders - First meeting, November 15, 2010