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Venturing Crew for kids forms in Payne
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Thursday, May 02, 2013 5:49 PM

What is Venturing? Venturing is part of the Boy Scouts of America and is for young men and women ages 14 through 20 (and not yet age 21), or age 13 and have completed the eighth grade. Approximately one-third of all Venturers are young women. Venturing is a youth led organization. The focus areas of the Venturing program include the outdoors, arts and hobbies, sports, religious life, STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics), and Sea Scouts.

The Venturing program allows the youths to tailor programs to their interests. Venturing gives young adults challenging, exciting adventures like scuba diving, cycling tours, climbing, and rappelling, and hobbies such as shooting sports, service projects and community service, living history, video gaming, and golfing – and much, much more. Although outdoor activities are a major part of Venturing, the program also features life skills like leadership development, public speaking, interviewing, and mentoring. Using the seven leadership methods of Venturing (leadership, group activities, adult association, recognition, scouting ideals, high adventure and sports, and teaching others), this program for youth helps prepare them to become responsible, caring adults. Venturing impacts nearly a quarter million youth every year.

This Venturing Crew is being formed with leaders of the Payne Boy Scouting program and St Jacob’s Church in Payne. Venturing meetings will be held in St Jacob’s Fellowship Hall. Youths do not need to live in Payne to participate.

Interested youth are invited to learn more by attending an open house at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 19 at Alley Cat Lanes in Paulding. Youths who enroll in the Venturing program will bowl a free game.

For additional information, please contact Michelle Waggoner at 260-580-8101.