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Class Schedule - Venturing

Following are class schedules and course descriptions for the 2018 Venturing College. Please note that some periods display TWO ROWS of classes. Course Descriptions are below the class schedules. Click on each course number to read the description. And no - there is no relevance to the course numbering. Please note that some courses are designed for only Youth members; some for only Adult members, and some for both Youth and Adult members.

 

Explorers are welcome to sign-up for any classes in this, or other colleges.

 

Interested in High Adventure? We've listed a summary of all High Adventure courses here.

 

These are the links to courses in the other Colleges:

 

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Period Course Descriptions are Listed Below

1

VEN 101

Crew Adv/Crew Comm Part 1

Aims Methods, Crew Leadership, COR

Adult Course

VEN 105

What is Venturing anyway? Do you want to learn about venturing, start a new crew or get fresh ideas?

Youth & Adults

VEN 107

Ranger Award Requirements - Can you do this is in 4 years?

Youth & Adults

VEN 106

Time Management & Goal Setting

Youth Course

 

Explorers Welcome

 

(3 Period Class)

VEN 236

Dehydrating Foods

Youth & Adults

O P E N O P E N
 

2

VEN 102

Crew Adv Part 2

Understanding Venturers, Adv Responsibilities

Adult Course

VEN 104

Crew Comm Part 2

Comm Resp, Selecting and Retaining Leaders

Adult Course

VEN 249

Hammock Camping

Youth & Adults

VEN 470

High Adventure Program and Philmont Trip Planning

Youth & Adults

GS 111

(College of General Studies)

Intro to Wood Badge / Advanced Leadership Training for Adults

Adult Course

GS 110

(College of General Studies)

Winter Treking

Youth & Adults

    

3

 

VEN 103

Crew Adv Part 3

Recognition, Annual Program Planning

Adult Course

VEN 140

Maine High Adventure Camp

(Dup of Period 4)

Youth & Adults

VEN 716

Managing Conflict in Your Unit

Youth & Adults

GS 116

Is It Deductible? Income tax tips for Scout Leaders
Adult Course
O P E N O P E N
L U N C H

4

VEN 109

Venturing Leaders Discussion

Youth & Adults

Explorers Welcome

VEN 110

The Youth Led Crew

Youth & Adults

VEN 141

Maine High Adventure Camp

(Dup of Period 3)

Youth & Adults

O P E N
 

5

VEN 112

Backpacking Meals

Youth & Adults

VEN 229

Women on the Trail: Yes it IS different!

Youth & Adults

Recommended for Females ONLY

GS 127

(College of General Studies)
Teens at Risk
Adult Course

GS 134

(College of General Studies)

#metoo and #howwillichange:

How to be an advocate of change in our Crews, Troops & Communities

Adult Course
 

6

 

VEN 211

Communicating with Dinosaurs - AKA Adults Youth Course

VEN 232

Recognizing signs: Teen Depression/Drug Use/Suicide

Adult Course

VEN 310

Camping Equipment
What do you need? What do you want? 
O P E N

 

 

Course Title Description
VEN 101

Crew Adv/Crew Comm Part 1 - Aims Methods, Crew Leadership, COR

Adult Course

Part 1 is for Crew Advisers and Crew Committee Members. Crew Adviser is a 3 part course; Crew Committee is a 2 part course.
VEN 102

Crew Adv Part 2 - Understanding Venturers, Adviser Responsibilities

Adult Course

Part 2 for Crew Advisers.
VEN 103

Crew Adv Part 3 - Recognition, Annual Program Planning

Adult Course

Part 3 for Crew Advisers. Committee Members are welcome to take Crew Adviser Part 3, Recognition and Annual Program Planning, but will not be considered Trained for Crew Advisor unless they have also completed Advisor Parts 1 and 2.

VEN 104

Crew Comm Part 2 - Committee Responsibility, Selecting and Retaining Leaders

Adult Course

Part 2 for Crew Committee.
VEN 105

What is Venturing anyway? Do you want to learn about Venturing, start a new crew or get fresh ideas?

Youth & Adults

Selecting a focus, finding and working with your Chartered Organization, recruiting youth and adults – and all that paperwork.  How to get it started and keep it going.
VEN 106

Time Management & Goal Setting

Youth Course

This course is a requirement for the Venturing Discovery Award; however, it can be taken, at any time, by Venturers whether they are working on the award or not. This course introduces established methods for improving a Venturer’s ability to effectively manage the events in his or her life in relation to time. (3 Period Class)

VEN 107

Ranger Award Requirements - Can you do this is in 4 years?

Youth & Adults

Learn how your Crew members can accomplish the Ranger Award. Ranger Award requirements are here.
VEN 109

Venturing Leaders Discussion

Youth & Adults

Discussion for youth and adult leaders regarding helpful tips and best practices for running meetings, planning trips and conducting crew business. Bring your suggestions and questions, what works and what doesn’t.

VEN 110

The Youth Led Crew

Youth & Adults

Learn what is really means to have a Youth Led Crew. Learn where adults should step back and step in. Learn where youth members should step up and ask for help.

GS 110

Winter Treking

Youth & Adults

How to lead a safe and awesome winter experience in the snow, in the cold, and in the mountains

GS 111

Intro to Wood Badge / Advanced Leadership Training for Adults Adult Course

Learn all about Wood Badge, the BEST leadership training that BSA has to offer. Learn how Wood Badge will benefit you, your Unit, your career, your family. Learn why you should take Wood Badge. More information here.

VEN 111

CANCELLED

 
VEN 112

Backpacking Meals

Youth & Adults

Learn how to plan meals for the next backpacking trip; learn what meals work and what meals to avoid

VEN 113

CANCELLED

 
VEN 116

Venturing Open Forum

Youth & Adults

Youth and adults are invited to discuss issues they face in their units and share questions that don’t seem to have answers. Share your favorite resources and network with other units.
GS 116

Is It Deductible? Income tax tips for Scout Leaders

Adult Course

Learn what Scouting expenses are deductible (and not) and how to keep good records. A great course if you pay income taxes.
GS 127

Teens at Risk

Adult Course

Learn all about how to recognize if your youth members (or your own children) are at risk, participating in risky activities.
GS 134
metoo and #howwillichange: How to be an advocate of change in our Crews, Troops & Communities

Adult Course

We are stewards of the youth and communities we serve. How can we serve them to the best of our abilities, with regards to respect for one another and appropriate conduct? #metoo and #howwillichange: Being an advocate of change in our Crews, Troops & Communities. 

VEN 140

VEN 141

Maine High Adventure Camp

Youth & Adults

Same Class Offered Twice. One of Scouting's best kept secrets. Learn all that Maine High Adventure Camp has to offer for your Unit. More information here.

VEN 211

Communicating With Dinosaurs (AKA Adults)

Youth Course

Does your Advisor punctuate texts?  Or continue with suggestions after decisions are made?  How to get your message to adults.

VEN 229

Women on the Trail: Yes it IS different!

Youth & Adult Women

What women want to know about how to manage on the trail in Scouting. Equipment, personal care, preparation… A frank discussion of issues specific to women and examples of equipment that works for female trekkers. Recommended for women only.

VEN 232

Recognizing signs: Teen Depression/Drug Use/Suicide

Adult Course 

Learn all about how to recognize the warning signs of depression, drug use, and suicide in your youth members
VEN 236

Dehydrating Foods

Youth & Adults

Learn from the best: how to dehydrated foods for backpacking, camping, or around the house
VEN 249

Hammock Camping

Youth & Adults

I grew up camping with a tent. One day I discovered hammock camping and my life changed. Hammock camping can be is more comfortable, more enjoyable and easier to setup and take down than tent camping. Learn the basics.
VEN 310

Camping Equipment: What do you need? What do you want?

Youth & Adults

If money grew on trees... Well you get the idea. Learn about great gadgets as well as the basic gear needed for camping, whether you are on a tight budget or the money tree DOES grow in your yard.
VEN 470

High Adventure Program and Philmont Trip Planning

Youth & Adults

Learn the ins and outs of planning for a Philmont trip, as well as for your other high adventure trips. With the right planning, your trips will be successful, and more importantly - YOU and your Scouts will have fun. Philmont link here
VEN 504 CANCELLED  

VEN 703

VEN 704

CANCELLED

 
VEN 716

Managing Conflict in Your Unit

Youth & Adults

Did you ever have a conflict or two in your Unit??? Learn to analyze source and course of conflict; Identify tools to help mediate; Learn to apply tools to specific situations; Learn to become a stronger role model