ACTIVITIES FOR

VENTURERS

 

LEadership Skills &
Award opportunities


In addition to providing Venturers with valuable leadership skills that can be applies to any setting, these sessions also satisfy requirements for the Discover, Pathfinder, and Summit awards.

When you complete the activity, share your experience to the Camp Quarantine 2020 Facebook event.

9:00 – 9:45 AM

 

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goal setting &
time management

Finding a successful time management strategy depends on each individual’s personality, ability to self-motivate, and level of self- discipline. This course introduces established methods for improving a Venturer’s ability to effectively manage a daily timeline in his or her life.

10:00 – 11:45 AM

 

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mentoring

This training is designed to help Venturers understand how to mentor other members of the crew and appreciate the role mentoring plays in personal growth and leadership for both the mentee and mentor.

1:00 – 3:45 PM

 

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project planning

Venturers are often are asked to provide leadership for an adventurous event or a service-related activity at some point during their Venturing journey. In order to ensure the activity will be successful, it is important to utilize proper project management techniques.

2:00 – 3:45 PM

 

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health & wellness

Venturers interested in working toward the Quest award will be interested in this Yoga-based session.

order of the arrow


Scouting’s National Honor Society exists to help develop leadership skills and support our units.

10:00 – 10:45 AM

 

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group leadership challenge

Scouts, after finding yourself stranded after a road trip gone wrong, work efficiently in a small group with other Scout leaders to problem solve.

 

11:00 – 11:45 AM

 

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Utilizing the OA as a resource for
your unit

The Order of the Arrow provides Scouts, Venturers, and Sea Scouts with many amazing opportunities while also benefiting units. This session is for unit leaders and Scouts who want to learn more about our program and how it can benefit your unit.

 

1:00 – 1:45 PM

 

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venturing & the OA

Now that Venturers can be inducted into Scouting’s national honor society, how can you make OA part of your crew’s program, and how can your crew benefit from what the OA has to offer?

 

virtual escape rooms


Join forces with other Scouts to solve a series of puzzles and “escape” from our virtual rooms. 

These sessions start at the top of the hour throughout the day and are limited to the first 16 participants in each hour. Participants will choose between one of two “rooms”

8:00 am – 4:00 pM

Supplies needed:

Pencil & paper to keep track of clues.

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Unlock the puzzle

Work together, to unlock the puzzles as the host serves as your eyes and hands. 

Limit 6 participants per hour. The ZOOM meeting will lock when the activity is full

choose your own adventure story

Work together, to choose your actions and put together the clues as a storyteller unwinds a tale of Scouts coming to the aid of General Henry Knox during the Siege of Boston. 

Limit 10 participants per hour. The ZOOM meeting will lock when the activity is full

All Day

 

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SCOUTING trivia challenge

Test your Scouting knowledge with our Trivia Challenge.

strengthen your crew


From planning an adventure to getting involved withe the Order of the Arrow, to leaving less of an impact on the land, these sessions will help strengthen your crew’s program. 

When you complete the activity, share your experience to the Camp Quarantine 2020 Facebook event.

1:00 – 1:45 PM

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take advantage of the program

Is you crew taking advantage of the whole Venturing program? What’s a VOA? How about JTE? Did you know Venturing has awards? We’ll talk about all this and more.

High adventure bonanza


Join National Outdoor Ethics Committee Chair Dave O’Leary, and others for an in depth discussion of National and Council High Adventure opportunities, and strategies for planning your unit’s adventure. Stay for the whole day or pick and choose the sessions of interest.

8:00 – 8:45 AM

 

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The National 
high adventure bases

An overview of the BSA’s four National High Adventures bases and the opportunities available to you unit.

9:00 – 9:45 AM

 

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council-run
high adventure

You don’t need to go all the way to New Mexico. Fantastic high adventure opportunities can be found closer to home.

10:00 – 10:45 AM

 

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choose your own adventure

Why limit yourself to the pre-planned offerings of the National and Council programs? Planning your own unit adventure is fun, and helps develop valuable leadership skills.

11:00 – 11:45 AM

 

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I want to go back to philmont!

An in-depth look at the opportunities available at the crown jewel of BSA’s outdoor program, and the steps involved in planning your trek. 

1:00 – 1:45 pM

 

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northern tier

Follow in the footsteps of 18th century fur traders as you paddle the pristine Boundary Waters of northern Minnesota and Canada. 

2:00 – 2:45 pM

 

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Seabase

BSA’s very own island getaway. Florida Sea Base offers a wide range of aquatic adventures. 

3:00 – 3:45 pM

 

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The summit: bechtel reserve

The newest of BSA’s high adventure bases and home of the National Scout Jamboree, The Summit offers a wide variety of adventure opportunities. 

the camp kitchen


Expand your knowledge of camp cuisine and wow your friends at your next non-virtual campout.

Try your hand at some of the techniques in these sessions and share the results with our Facebook Event. 

10:00 – 10:45 AM

 

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cast iron care

Use, care, and recovery of your cast iron camp cookware

Self-guided

Supplies needed:

Use your favorite baking recipe or follow the cornbread recipe used in the video

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dutch oven cooking

Knowing how to use a dutch oven properly unlocks a whole new world of camp meal possibilities.

Self-guided

 

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dutch oven PIZZA

Knowing how to use a dutch oven properly unlocks a whole new world of camp meal possibilities.

Self-guided

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backpacking cooking

Learn to cook tasty and filling meals even when weight becomes a factor.

build your outdoor skills


Take your camping skills to the next level with these learning opportunities.

1:00 – 1:45 PM

 

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intro to backpacking 

Being able to carry everything you need on your back opens up many more opportunities to explore the great outdoors.

2:00 – 2:45 PM

 

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leave no trace 

Learn to be a responsible steward of the natural world and minimize your impact on the environment.

2:00 – 2:45 PM

 

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local mammals 

Learn to recognize the critters you may see when you’re camping. Includes displays of pelts and skeletons. See evidence of these critters in your yard or neighborhood? Share some photos with us.

3:00 – 3:45 PM

 

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advanced ultralight backpacking 

How much do your REALLY need to carry?.

3:00 – 3:45 PM

 

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wilderness shelter building 

Could you survive a night in the woods without a tent? This session will teach this essential skill. Build your own shelter and share it with us.

 

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