Re: Updated VVV Chart
- One of the nice things about making it a high school / undergraduate
college program is that Venturing can gear all their material to
those ages, which they have done. Read the material and you will
see that it is set to the High School age range. Venturing is setup
very much like other High School clubs (not middle school clubs).
Basic Boy Scouting (not Venture and Varsity), on the other hand, is
geared for middle school aged youth. All the materials are setup
for that age range.
just my 2-cents... I like the fact that Venturing is set to High
School / Undergraduate College aged youth. Just like I like the
fact that Boy Scouting is setup for middle school aged youth.
--- In email@example.com, NeilLup@a... wrote:
> In a message dated 5/18/04 2:51:49 PM, beer@c... writes:
> > I would wonder if anyone can tell me why Venturing requires for
> > have completed the 8th grade. If they want to include 14 year
olds, why not
> > just leave it there. Most kids turn 14 in the 8th grade.
> I believe this was a holdover from Exploring. The idea was that
> (and now Venturing) is a program for high school students, not for
> graders. So the requirements would mean that a 14 year old
would be entering high
> school. The presumption was that a 15 year old would be mature
> Exploring/Venturing regardless of grade.
> I would think that you could have activities for prospective
> like activities for prospective Boy Scouts before they meet the
> requirements to join. You also could recommend a change to the
> which would allow a boy to join at age 14 if they have earned
First Class Rank
> in a Boy Scout Troop. I'm not sure if there would be a clear-
cut way to have
> young women join prior to completing the 8th grade.
> Please do share your thoughts in this area with the Venturing
Division at the
> BSA National office. Venturing is a new enough program and
> enough from Exploring that some of these subtleties probably did
not come out
> during the field trials of the program.
> Best wishes,
> Neil Lupton
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