Venturing Crew 1005
Venturing Crew 1005 is a coed high adventure program
for young men and women ages 14 through 20
Make new friends and go on some awesome adventures!
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You Ready for This? Go Venturing!
is an Adventure. Go Higher. Go Farther. Go Venturing!
Activities may include backpacking, white water rafting, rock climbing
and rappelling, ice climbing, canoe treks, ice sailing, SCUBA, kayaking,
caving, orienteering, swimming, winter camping, historic trails hiking,
gym night, community service, and more!
Crew leaders - Brian, Rachel, Julia
Venturing Advisor - Mr. Robert
About Crew 1005, Things
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About Crew 1005
Venturing, a coed program for youth ages 14 - 20 provides hands-on
experience in high adventure and special interests. Venturing provides
programs that help young adults pursue their interests and have fun while
reinforcing positive values through adult role models and mentoring.
How to join Venturing Crew 1005:
Call Robert Carlson, Venturing Advisor (914) 528-9331 to ask questions.
Fill out a Venturing
Application and a Venturing
Activity Interest Survey - Alpha List. Give the Application,
Survey, and $10 registration fee to Mr. Carlson.
Parents are encouraged to be involved in crew activities. Parents
help by encouraging attendance, attending Parent Meetings, providing transportation,
chaperoning, counseling, and assisting when called upon by Mr. Carlson,
Venturing Advisor. Volunteer parents provide adult leadership in
Crew 1005. Adults who want to join must fill out an Adult
Application and a Program
Capability Inventory, and then give the Application, Inventory, and
the $10 registration fee to Mr. Carlson.
Meetings are held regularly. Call Mr. Carlson, Venturing Advisor
(914) 528-9331 for dates and locations.
Venturing Crew 1005 was created in 2005.
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Venturing Language of Scouting
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Things to Do
To Do in Venturing
To Do in the Community
To Do in Europe
High adventure activities at BSA high adventure bases
Florida Sea Base,
unique educational aquatic programs in the Florida Keys and the Bahamas.
May attend as a Venturing Crew or be an individual
seeking to join a group.
Sail the waters of the Bahamas in the Bahamas
Tall Ship program aboard a Tall Ship. The smaller islands surrounding
Great Abaco are called "cays" (pronounced "keys") and are known as one
of the premier sailing destinations of the world. Kayaking for reef
exploration. Ship is equiped with kayaks for reef exploration.
This is an active ship and requires everyone to work as a team as you learn
and experience the workings of sailing and sea traveling.
Reef Sailing - Sail on a 40- to 50-foot sailing yacht for a week, evening
luau on last night. Your captain will instruct you in navigation,
fishing and sailing, and will remain on board for the entire trip.
You choose your own float plan to explore the beautiful Florida Keys.
This trip offers one-of-a-kind snorkeling and abundant fishing.
Island Adventure - You will live as Robinson Crusoe on the Out Island
Adventure which combines camping on a remote 100 acre island, snorkeling
on pristine coral reefs, trolling for sportfish, kayaking through red mangroves,
and exploring the flora and fauna of Big Munson Island. You will
wade ashore on Big Munson Island carrying all the food, water and equipment
used during your adventure in a rugged camping setting. Venture out
to snorkel, fish and explore. A program mate will remain with you
for the duration of your trip to assist you in appreciating this unique
environment. This is a true high-adventure program, one that combines
physical challenge with excitement and adventure. If your crew has
strong camping skills and enjoys rugged camping, then the Out Island program
is for you. Kayak 5.5 miles over open water (in the ocean), strenuous
demands, PHYSICALLY CHALLENGING!
Adventure - Come dive the coral reefs and wrecks of the Florida Keys,
which include some of the most beautiful reefs in the world. Designed
for certified divers, this program offers nine dives (weather permitting).
Explore the only living coral reef system in the USA, diving sites like
Alligator or Tennessee Reef, exploring uncharted dive sites, up and down
the Keys, or adding to Sea Base's own artificial reef. Your dive
itinerary features a night dive, a deep dive (to 60 feet), marine life
studies, and other underwater adventures.
Certification - You will earn certification from the Professional Association
of Dive Instructors (PADI), a world renowned and recognized agency.
The course is divided into academic knowledge development (conducted in
our classroom), confined-water skills development (conducted in our custom
built Scuba training pools), and finally four open water skill dives and
one pleasure dive.
Exploring - Explore the Florida Keys on a large sailing vessel.
Designed for larger groups (either a council contingent or a larger troop),
offering your crew the opportunity to experience a sailing adventure of
yesteryear. The vessel is a 83-foot, gaff-rigged topsail schooner,
fully equipped and prepared to provide an unforgettable adventure snorkeling
the beautiful Keys' reefs, fishing, and hands-on sailing. Sail, snorkel
some of the best coral reefs in the Florida Keys, evening luau on last
night. For a hands-on sailing adventure voyage, one that is exciting,
ruggedly challenging, and excellent for larger groups, pack your sea bag
for the Sea Exploring program.
Northern Tier National High
Adventure Bases, in Minnesota.
summertime northern wilderness canoe treks
Ely To Atikokan or Atikokan to Ely canoe treks: This canoe
trek covers 90 miles.
Grand Portage Canoe Trek: This route covers 125 miles of the route
the Voyageurs followed when traveling to and from Lake Superior.
OKPIK winter adventures. Videos.
winter shelter building (skills taught include the use and construction
of thermal shelter, the snow piled quinzhee,
and the cut-block igloo)
dog sled rides
Musher Camp - learn all about dog sledding. Participants stay in
heated Musher Camp "yurts" located next to the dog yard at OKPIK base camp.
Staying in a Quinzee
(snow dome) is an option. Each participant will learn how to train,
care for, harness, and run sled dogs. You will have the opportunity
to mush your own team on wilderness day trips or by visiting other OKPIK
crews and sharing your expertise at dog sledding. This is an excellent
program to prepare your crew for a full dog sledding expedition next year.
Musher Camp programs are limited to at least a 3-day trek.
cross country skiing, showshoeing, and dog sled treks - Ski, snowshoe,
or have a dog sled transport your gear while you ski along to a distant
cold weather camping - Camping in the snow is more than just summer camping
with more clothes. Techniques and behavior are taught that will not only
increase your enjoyment and safety, but will add to your overall camping
Tracking - The snow provides a record of wildlife for those keen enough
to notice. Evidence abounds of the movement of deer, moose, wolf, and many
other birds and mammals.
Ice fishing - Trout,
walleye, and northern pike await the angler with the patience to go out
after these fish.
Canadian bases in Ontario
Ranch, premier high-adventure base and training center in New Mexico.
(summer) Philmont Cavalcades are similar to regular expeditions except
that, instead of hiking, crews ride horses through the rugged mountain
wilderness like the famous trappers who first explored the West.
Eight-day Cavalcades with 10 to 15 people per crew are offered on specific
dates each summer. The final day of the Cavalcade is spent in competition
at an equestrian gymkhana.
H High Adventure Base 7 day backpacking treks customized to each
crew. The Double H has over 100,000 acres of rugged wilderness.
Crews hike without trails. A Wilderness Guide (Double H staff member)
accompanies the crew for the entire trek. Programs provided at the
Martin (backcountry) Camp and the Wilderness Guide include geocaching,
GPS navigation skills, wilderness medicine, challenge/team building events,
black powder shooting, archery, astronomy, conservation projects, search
& rescue, and more. Photos.
Adventure Expedition (summer) 12 day backpacking treks for crews or
individuals follows one of 35 different itineraries. Activities may
include horseback riding, burro packing, gold panning, rock climbing, .30-06
rifle shooting, archaeology, mountain biking, and interpretive programs
such as homesteading and mountain man rendezvous.
Rayado Trek, ROCS, Mountain Treks, National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience
(NAYLE), Ranch Hands, PhilBreak.
(December-April) - Learn winter camping basics and how to camp comfortably
in cold weather, and enjoy Philmont's beauty in winter. Kanik treks can
be set to fit your schedule, and can include ski touring, snow shelter
building, snow camping, winter ecology, and use of winter tools and equipment.
High adventure program directory
Where to go camping
Venturers over 18 years old may apply to participate in the European
Camp Staff program. The aim of the European Camp Staff program
is to assist young people in developing their leadership skills and to
encourage intercultural learning. This is achieved by providing the
individual with a residential experience as a volunteer staff member at
a Scout center in another country. Scout centers in Europe
do not operate in the same way that BSA camps do. The staff members
of a typical European Scout center are usually involved in many different
aspects of operating the center rather than specializing in one particular
area. This is different from the situation in a BSA camp, where staff
members are usually assigned to a particular activity or skill with which
they work for the majority of their time at camp. In addition, Scouting
in Europe normally operates on a coeducational basis, with males and females
having the opportunity to be equally involved at all levels. For
more information: www.scouting.org/international/ecamp.html
When you complete a course, tell Mr. Carlson so it will be
recorded in the Crew's records.
and Youth Training
Venturing Crew Orientation
Venturing Leadership Skills Course (VLSC) covers three leadership skills.
Kodiak, six day
high adventure trek-oriented course providing five leadership skills called
commissions. Should be at least 16 years old. Course dates
and details. The Venturing Leadership Skills Course should be completed
X, weekend leadership challenge course that tests the skills learned
in Kodiak. Course dates
for youths and adults at Florida Sea Base and Philmont Scout Ranch.
Forms at Crew 1005
Forms on Other Sites
Contact Crew 1005
Robert Carlson, Venturing Advisor
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Venturing Crew 1005, Yorktown, NY