Re: looking for folks in the DFW area from W5ETM
- I'd love to share tips, stories and tips related to merging
Venturing/Scouting, Amateur Radio and Emergency Service.
When I started Venture Crew 800 (California Inland Empire Council) 2
years ago, our stated purpose was an amateur radio emergency service
emphasis. However, being youth led, the crew has gravitated more to
high adventure activities like camping, hiking and supporting other
scouting units. But they still are aware of their "roots".
This year I challenged them to earn the Bronze Award (Arts &
Hobbies) where I modified the requirements to incorporate various
emergency service and amateur radio requirements. Earn (or upgrade)
an FCC amateur radio license. Complete the Amateur Radio Emergency
Communications Course. Complete a number of the FEMA-EMI Courses,
(ICS, HazMat, HazWeather, Emergency USA, etc.). One Venturer is
taking the FEMA Professional Development Series as part of her
personal development goals for the GOLD award. Hopefully, this
challenge will redirect some of their energies. (But, they ARE
teenagers who are subject to school / peer pressure / hormones and
So far, since January as a crew they have:
Completed Red Cross First Aid / CPR
Completed the "When Help is Delayed" first aid module
Completed the Sports Safety course (yet, another First Aid Course)
Supported the local Cub Scout Pack's Pinewood Derby
Supported the San Bernardino Police Department's running team with
Communications and Logisgtics Support during the "Baker to Vegas"
law enforcement relay race.
Participated in "Field Day" with our charter organization (Yucaipa
Valley Amateur Radio Club).
Completed the Venture Leadership Skills Course
Right now between 2 to 4 (Depending on schedule) members of Crew 800
are working as councilors at one of the the council's summer camps.
Next month we have a Technician Course scheduled and a back packing
trip (BUT, with the high fire danger in So California the National
Forest may be closed.)
I am currently negotiating with a neighboring fire department to
provide CERT training to the crew during their next class for RACES
members. Next year we're attempting to get a Wilderness First Aid /
First Responder course set up. However, they are quite limited in
our area and very expensive.
Since I've already started a Venturing Crew, for my woodbadge
ticket, I'm going to see about starting an Amateur Radio Group
within our Council to share ideas and to coordinate of amateur radio
and Scouting activities in our area.
Our website is http://groups.msn.com/venturecrew800
Charles Kinnear, KD6RXY
Advisor - Venturing Crew 800
- Hi Ed,I'm Advisor for Venturing Crew 73 in Richardson, TX (North Trail District, Circle Ten Council). If I can be of service as a resource, I'd like to help. I am Station Manager for K2BSA at Camp Wisdom. Perhaps our Crews can do some joint things sometime. If you and your Crew would like to help with JOTA, let me know.Contact me directly at frank@...73, Frank KR1ZANGarland, TX----- Original Message -----From: Ed and Paula McGinleySent: Saturday, July 24, 2004 6:26 PMSubject: [Scoutradio] looking for folks in the DFW area from W5ETMI am looking for folks in the Fort Worth TX area who are interested
in starting a radio venture crew involved with emergency
communications, public service communications, ARES work. We have a
potential sponsor just need to drum up interest. Anyone interested
please post a message here or send me an email at W5ETM@...
Check out the UK Radio-Scouting page here at Yahoo!Groups. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/radio-scouting-uk
Now that you've got new licensees in your unit, why not have them subscibe to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ScoutRadioYouth
Visit "Operation On Target BSA" Mountain Top Signaling:
Great list of Scouting/Amateur Radio web sites:
Visit the "Adventure Radio Society" http://www.natworld.com/ars/
ScoutRadio start page:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ScoutRadio (Email archives - member email addresses - change your subscription details, etc.)
Post message: ScoutRadio@yahoogroups.com
List owner: ScoutRadioemail@example.com
SCOUTING and AMATEUR RADIO - FUN FOR ALL AGES