Venture Scouts range from 15 to 17 years of age. The programme involves a wide variety of exciting and adventurous activities, where the Venture Scouts themselves are responsible for designing, planning and implementing their activities. From Beach BBQ’s to white water rafting to building snow caves on a winter expedition in the Alps, the programme is limited only by the young person’s imagination.
In Venture Scouts the young person takes full ownership of the programme, and they decide what they will do, when they will do it and how it will be done. In doing this they are supported and advised by a dedicated team of Venture Scouters, whose role is to guide and mentor the Venture Scouts as they develop their skills in planning and organisation.
Venture Scouts work in small sub-groups called Crews which come together to plan and organise specific activities. Some of these activities will involve all of the Unit and some will involve only Venture Scouts with similar interests. One Crew might take on the Four Peaks Challenge while another Crew might want to put on a stage show. The Crew system allows for a wide variety of interests to be explored.
Ventures in gorey meet at the same time as scouts so they have the opportunity to take part in most scout hikes and camps but are expected to run there own activities.
New members welcome
Gorey ventures currently has 15 members (6 girls and 9 boys) and do about 20-30 activities a year. We are currently recruiting to bring our number up to 20. If you are 15 and you want to join contact one of the members or 087 8034904.
If you are a parent and you want your child to join there is no use in sending them unless they want to go themselves. Ventures is also not suitable for those who have lots on at the weekends as that is when the activities are on.
The amount of supervision in ventures is limited to what is needed. There will be hikes and camps without adult leaders but that depends on the activity and the member going.