Text of Venturing as a Scouting Ministry P.R.A.Y. Webinar
Venturing as a Scouting Ministry P.R.A.Y. Webinar
Presenters Bob Vogt Serves as an Area Venturing Advisor Past Missouri Conference Scouting Coordinator 50 years in Scouting Amanda Vogt Board Member of the GCUMM Served as National Venturing President Instructed/Mentored youth leadership
Venturing Crew 2783
Scouting Ministries in the UMC Girl Scouts of the United States of America Daisy/Brownie Junior Seniors/Ambassadors Boy Scouts of America Cub Scouting Boy Scouting Venturing/Sea Scouting
Girl Scouting Daisy: Grades K-1 Brownie: Grades 2-3 Junior: Grades 4-5 Cadette: Grades 6-8 Senior: Grades 9-10 Ambassador: Grades 11-12 Units are owned by the local Girl Scout Council and can use your facilities for meetings
Cub Scouting Age Range: 7-11 years old Tiger Cubs, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Scouts Cub Pack is sorted into Dens Continuous Unit Chartered by local UMC or other community organizations
Boy Scouting Age Range: 11-18 years old Scout, Tenderfoot, 2 nd Class, 1 st Class, Star, Life and Eagle Scouts Troop is sorted into Patrols as a continuous unit Chartered by local UMC or other community organizations
Sea Scouting Age Range: 13(and completed 8 th grade), or 14, through 20 years old Co-ed Sea Scout Ship Example Activities: Sailing, Canoeing/Kayaking, Land Activities, Service Projects Chartered by local UMC or other community organizations
Venturing Age Range: 13 (and completed 8 th grade), or 14, through 20 years old Co-ed Venturing Crews Chartered by local UMC or other community organizations
Youth Groups as Crew Membership Base Take your existing group and expand the membership base Fun activities/New resources Training Programs Award Programs Youth get a chance to experience leadership in a safe environment
Age Requirement Benefits Chance to recruit 8 th grade confirmation classes High School/College Students Offers a wide variety of activity options
Co-ed Challenges/Benefits Benefits: Guys and girls can learn/challenge each other to succeed at events Structured setting to spend time with all friends More inclusion (unifies the group) Life is Co-ed! Challenges: Separate sleeping, changing, and showering facilities Adult supervision/facilities Public Display of Affection
Selling Points for Forming a Crew Liability Insurance Policy/Coverage Facilities Training Programs
BSA Liability Insurance Policy Comprehensive General Liability Insurance More than $5 million in coverage for bodily injury and property damage
BSA Facilities Hundreds of Camps across the nation! Traveling for Mission Trips Weekend Campouts Program Capabilities Climbing/Rappelling/Challenge Courses Lodge/Cabin facilities Campfire circles Water Crafts (canoes, kayaks, sailboats, stand up paddle boards)
Training Programs Youth Protection Training Adult Basic Leader Training Outdoor Trainings Introduction to Leadership Skills Courses Youth Officer Training National Youth Leadership Training National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience
Youth Leadership Pre-designed nationally recognized leadership courses Opportunities to lead youth group events and trips Youth participate in the planning process of meetings
TRUST Award Purpose: Learn about their own religion Opportunity to pursue understanding of other cultures Learn how to resolve conflicts with positive outcomes Sections of the Award: Tending your faith Respecting the beliefs of others Understanding other cultures Serving your community Transforming our society
P.R.A.Y. Awards God and Country Program: God and Me: 1 st -3 rd Grade God and Family: 4 th -5 th Grade God and Church: 6 th -8 th Grade God and Life: 9 th -12 th Grade
Good Samaritan Award The purpose of the award is to provide UMC a means to recognize an individual youth who demonstrates the attributes of the Good Samaritan described in Luke 10:25-37 This award recognizes ministry to others through outreach, humanitarian assistance, or advocacy The candidate should demonstrate significant personal and selfless contributions toward others or assistance to individuals in need It is the responsibility of the local UMC to determine qualifications of the award recipient
Cross and Flames Award The Cross and Flame Award recognizes adult leaders who have given exceptional service in the use and promotion of the Scouting program for young people; one who has served children and youth through the UMC A minimum of three years of service is required
Contact Information Bob Vogt email@example.com@gmail.com (636) 394-6809 Amanda Vogt firstname.lastname@example.org@yahoo.com (636) 394-6809
Putting the Wow Into Your Program Its more fun! Keeps the Youth in your youth group longer Your group will grow Your youth will develop as leaders and gain important life skills
Float Trip Kayaks Canoe Backwards Only Bow Paddles How many can fit in a canoe before it sinks Wear Pirate Clothing or Hats Play catch between boats
Built a cardboard boat and then raced it on a lake against other cardboard boats?
Flipped a canoe just for the fun of it?
Raced an eight inch tall sail boat down a rain gutter?
Stood on water Using a paddle board of course
Dinners Eat Dessert First Have a Formal Dinner Wear a Tie/Dress Progressive Dinner Utensils Less Meal Smorgasbord Pizza Unusual Desserts
Made 30 Dutch-oven dishes (including breads, entrees, sides, and desserts) for one meal?
Hiking & Backpacking Trip Youth Select Trail Different Trail Leaders Fun Songs Along the Way Stop & Do Teambuilding Games Along the Way Historical Area
Zoo Trips Shoot the Animals (Photo Scavenger Hunt) Fill in the Blank Fact Sheet
Played with an alligator?
Horseback Riding Wear Western Clothing Arrive with Cowboy Hats on (Wear Helmets when Riding) Dude Ranch Horse Camp
Caving By Lantern (Electric) Youth Teaching the Geology of the Cave Wild Caving Squeeze Box
Line danced as Jessie from Toy Story?
Skiing Crazy Helmet Decorating Skill Challenges
Jumped face first off a cliff for the fun of it, and then climbed back up?
Gone rock climbing with 100 people during a lock-in at an indoor climbing gym?
Stacked 20 milk crates on top of each other while standing on top?
Tug of War
Gone ice skating with your friends?
Used tractors to create a prayer garden out of an overgrown church yard?
Scouting For Food
Been installed as the CEO of an organization with 240,000 people as a 19 year old?