Have an idea for a brand new crew? There aren't any crews close to you? Not finding what you want? Organizing a Venturing crew is easy to do! Just follow these steps:
Step 1- Get Your Minimums
A crew needs at least
members that have common interests.
- 3 must be primarily registered in the new crew, however 2 may be multiplied from another unit.
There must also be
members willing to fill the following positions:
- The main positions are called the Key 3: Chartered Organization Representative, Crew Advisor, and Committee Chair.
- All adults, as well as youth over 18, must complete Youth Protection Training. Adult leaders must complete Leader Specific Training. Additional adult support can be added later.
Step 2- Chartered Organizations
Find an organization to sponsor you as your Chartered Organization. This is often a church, local business, Kiwanis, or other group.
Step 3- Council Contact
Contact your District Executive (DE) at your council office, who will be your BSA contact.
Step 4- Lead the Adventure!
Once the paperwork is processed and training is complete, your adventure can begin!
For additional information and support on organizing a new Venturing crew or Sea Scout ship, go to BeAScout.org or check out this article written by a council VOA!