About Venturer Scouts
AGES 15, 16 & 17*
The Venturer Scout section challenges Scouts to expand their comfort zones like never before.
THIS SECTION IS ALL ABOUT
- Looking wide for new challenges and adventures
- Exploring independence
- Facing and over coming fears
- Scouts choosing their own adventures
- Identifying and leading positive social change
- Scouts developing their sense of self
THESE SCOUTS ARE CHALLENGED TO LOOK WIDE – TO SEEK OPPORTUNITIES FOR ADVENTURE THEY MAY NOT HAVE THOUGHT POSSIBLE BEFORE.
In this section, Scouts will be encouraged to pursue their interests in greater depth. Project Patrols will help Scouts to achieve this, with like-minded people joining together to enhance the challenge.
Scouts will learn about self-motivation, and the courage required to overcome the challenges they face. Scouts will realise the value of their support networks, as well as how these will adapt and change with time and the pursuit of new interests.
Venturer Scouts drive their own Unit program through the Challenge Areas. The Unit will remain an important foundation for Scouts. Here Scouts will share their skills and interests through an adventurous, fun, challenging, and inclusive program. Through the Unit program, Venturer Scouts will practice and enhance their leadership abilities through Plan>Do>Review>. The Unit also provides a safe space for Scouts to find a sense of belonging, and to share the experience of personal development.
Scouts progress to Rover Scout section after turning 18.
*Scouts who turn 18 during year 12 can wait to progress until they complete year 12