This week marked the 14th Birthday of the Venturing program of the Boy Scouts of America! And what an amazing 14 years it has been. There are so many fantastic feats in our history so we thought we would just highlight a few.
~ There are 231,127 Venturers
~ There are 58, 566 Adult Volunteers
And what is even more exciting about the last 14 years are the numbers of adventures, service projects and leadership opportunities given to all the youth in the Venturing program. Before Venture Crews were formed the boys of America attended Philmont Scout Ranch, Florida Sea Base and Northern Tier and now those same High Adventure Bases are available to girls. And speaking on behalf of all girl Venturers we are so excited to be a part of the Boys Scouts of America!
The guys and gals of Crew 91 have participated in all three High Adventure programs offered through the BSA and we are truly looking forward to The Summit. We have made our own adventures, too. Through Venturing we have been scuba diving in the Dominican Republic and oh my goodness the waters were so blue! The rapids of the Ocoee in Tennessee have been fully explored and we’re now ready for some monster rapids. Skiing in Illinois was not a large enough challenge so we took on Colorado. We’ve raised thousands of dollars for the Junior Diabetes Research Foundation and Relay for Life. On a monthly basis we are able to give back to our community through service projects ranging from leaf raking to putting on a haunted house to sprucing up or local Optimist Club run theatre.