Venturers are for young men and women between the ages of 14 and 18 years who form a Unit to plan their exciting and challenging activities. Further opportunities to develop their leadership abilities are offered within this Section as these young people work towards their Queen’s Scout Award.
What is it? It’s a do-it-yourself mix of adventure, fun, personal development and friendship!
What do we do? ! Well, we do some knots (approximately 1% of the time)!!! BUT you may find yourself exploring the great Aussie bush, exploring the local creeks, diving or earning your pilot’s licence.
Not totally into the outdoors? Venturers is not all about the outdoors! You’ll also be involved in a well-designed program to develop confidence, independence and teamwork skills. You can get involved in staging professional shows, learning responsibility for the environment and working on service projects to help others in the community. You can even boot scoot your way to your Lifestyles badge! Venturers also have the opportunity to travel around Australia and overseas for events, or to get involved in community service projects to help those in need!!!
Won’t the Leaders tell us what to do? NO!!! As Venturers, you will govern your own, democratic Venturer Unit, where the adult Leaders provide advice and guidance instead of telling you what to do! This is one of the most significant difference betweet Venturers and the other scout sections leading up to Venturers
Okay, so it’s fun, but what can it do for my future? There are leadership and management courses available that will help you in your career and personal life, and you will be working towards achieving the ultimate goal – the Queen’s Scout Award. Employers worldwide highly regard this award!
Where to from here? Venturers are serious about having a great time and getting the most they can out of life. You need no experience whatsoever to become a Venturer Scout today. What are you waiting for? You’re already missing out on what WE are doing!!!
When do we meet?
Venturers meet between 6:00PM and 8:00PM each Thursday night
What do we wear?
Venturers wear a uniform consisting of navy blue shorts and a shirt with maroon shoulder and sleeve stripe that can be obtained from The Scout Shop which is only available online. Recent changes have meant that Scouts Queensland have closed their uniform shop at Auchenflower. Sometimes second hand uniforms may be available from previous Venturers so be sure to check out our classifieds.
Information on the correct placement of badges can be found in this document.
Induction of New Venturer Leader
On the 21st April 2016, the Dayboro Scout Group invested a new Venturer Leader – Matthew Vanstyn also known as “Croc”. We also invested 2 new Venturers – Laura and Mitch.