Ward Venturer Associate Advisor


Wherefore, now let every man learn his duty, and to act in the office in which he is appointed, in all diligence.
D&C 107:99

The Purpose of Your Calling:
Through your ward outlined Scouting Program, help the assigned young men in your ward, ages 16 to 18, to build desirable qualities of character, learn leadership skills, be aware of the responsibilities of citizenship, develop personal fitness, and help these young men honor their priesthood. To support the mission of the local BSA Council: It is the mission of the Boy Scouts of America to serve others by helping to instill values in young people, and other ways to prepare them to make ethical choices during their lifetime in achieving their full potential. The values we strive to instill are based on the Scout Oath and Law. The aims of Scouting are to develop in youth (1) a strong ethical character, (2) an active, participating citizenship, including leadership ability, and (3) personal fitness: physical, mental, emotional and moral.

Guidelines of Your Stewardship:

  1. Register with the Boy Scouts of America.
  2. Become trained with Venturer Fast Start, Basic Training, and Advanced Training. if possible.
  3. Get to know and become closely aware of all Venturers in your Crew.
  4. Assist the young men to conduct weekly regular Crew meetings and a monthly officers meeting.
  5. Have one outside the ward activity each month.
  6. Conduct at least one Crew superactivity per year.
  7. As a shadow leader, tentatively plan for the entire year Crew activities; then plan and carry out a definite calendar for at least three months in advance to be approved by the Bishop in Key Scout Leaders Meeting.
  8. Read manuals fully, review Venturer video if available.
  9. Maintain the standards of a chartered organization and BSA.
  10. Train Crew members to plan and operate a Quality Award program.
  11. Coach, guide and implement the Crew program through its officers and Venturers.
  12. Secure adult help and resources as needed through your adult Crew committee.
  13. Implement a balance of the Venturing Areas: Social, Service, Citizenship, Fitness, Outdoor and Career.
  14. Plan and carry out activities with a priesthood purpose.
  15. Become proficient at being a good leader developer, through study, awareness and application.
  16. Through the Crew adult committee, provide trip permits for all outside the ward activities involving travel.
  17. Establish and live your own Crew Venturer Code and Bylaws, and develop your own unique Crew DDI.
  18. Maintain two-deep leadership in all activities
  19. Report regularly to your designated member of the Bishopric.
  20. Rule One: Make it fun! 
Qualifications You Should Develop
1. Ability to work closely with young men.
2. Ability to organize time effectively.
3. Ability to develop leadership and team spirit.
4. A testimony and good relationship with the Lord

Meetings/Activities to attend
1. Weekly Crew meetings, and a monthly planning meeting.
2. Monthly ward Key Scout Leaders Meeting.
3. District Round Table each month at                                                                       .
4. Committee planning meetings.                   (schedule and location)
5. District and Council activities.
6. General church meetings.
7. Appropriate stake YM and YM/YW activities, i.e., Standards Night, Sports, Stake Dances, etc.

Average amount of time spent in your calling per week: 4-6 hours

Handbooks or supplemental materials available to help you:
Aaronic Priesthood Leadership Handbook (LDS), Scouting Handbook (LDS), Duty to God and On My Honor Awards (LDS), Venturer Leader Handbook (BSA), Ranger Guidebook (BSA). These materials should be turned over to your successor or Bishop.

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