Youth and Adult Training
Nature of Leadership
Kodiak’s methods are the following: Challenging outdoor treks to use nature as a classroom (no indoor sessions). Five leadership skills, called “commissions,” are taught. They can be offered over a week, or over two weekends. It uses a hands-on teaching approach with very short presentations.
Additional Venturing Youth Training
New Officers’ Orientation
This new training offers a much-needed support to Venturing crews with their officers. The sections that it covers are:
Youth Protection: Personal Safety Awareness
This training deals with issues facing our young adults today. The vignette covers acquaintance rape, peer sexual harassment, stalking, and two new additions in 2007–suicide and Internet safety. This cutting-edge training addresses head-on the issues facing youth.
Kodiak Mountain Trek, July 26-August 1, 2009
While Venturing courses for adult leaders are held at Philmont Training Center, a special mountain trek/Kodiak training for Venturing youth and older Boy Scouts will be offered as well.
Fast Start Guide
This training comes with optional delivery formats. It illustrates how using the Venturing program planning process can get a Venturing crew up and running and off to a successful start.
Venturing Leader Specific Training (Basic Training)
This basic course explains Venturing to all adults new to Venturing. There are five sessions: Here’s Venturing, Understanding and Protecting Youth, Leadership and Organization, Awards and Recogniation, and Resources and Program Planning. These sessions may be offered at one time or individually. It usually takes about 5 hours to complete. This course is required for the Advisor Key and Venturing Advisor Training Awards. The course uses syllabus No. 33491
Venturing Leadership Skills Course
This syllabus is designed to be used by Advisors to teach leadership skills to all Venturers in the crew. Nine leadership modules each begin with an activity and follow with a reflection. Completion of this course is a requirement for the Venturing Silver Award, and conducting the course is a requirement for the Venturing Advisor Award of Merit.
High-adventure resource training designed to introduce and expose Venturing and Boy Scout adult unit leaders to the activities and resources necessary to operate a successful outdoor/high-adventure unit-level program.
Youth Protection Guideline: Training for Adult Venturing Leaders
This training provides an overview of the developmental transition experienced by young people of Venturing age and how those transitions relate to the personal safety concerns of the Venturing program.