Thank you for serving the youth in your Venturing Crew. As an adult leader you play a vital role in guiding youth leaders. The Orange County Council is committed to providing our youth with trained adult leaders. All registered adult Venturing leaders are required to complete Venturing Leader Basic Training.
Venturing Leader Basic Training
Venturing Leader Basic Training consists of four training courses. All adult Venturing leaders must complete all three courses to be considered trained. The courses need not be completed in order. The three courses required for Venturing leaders are:
1. Fast Start Training
Venturing Leader Fast Start Training offers a quick position description with basic tips to manage until basic training is available. This training is available online, or via CD-ROM. For a fast start training CD visit your closest council service center. To take the online version of Venturing Leader Fast Start Training click here.
2. Venturing Youth Protection Training:
This training increases awareness in youth protection issues, reviews all of the BSA youth protection policies and is required for all registered Venturing leaders. Youth Protection training is available online or in person. Time to complete the online course varies but can usually be completed in 45 minutes or less. To complete Venturing Youth Protection Training Online click here. Note: In order to complete Venturing Youth Protection training online you will need to enter your council number and your member ID number. The council phone number is 714-546-4990. Your member ID number can be found on your membership card or you can obtain your number by calling the Council Service Center at 714-546-4990.
3. This is Scouting:
This Is Scouting is a new online training session that replaces New Leader Essentials. It picks up where Fast Start leaves off with six modules of training: The Mission of Scouting, Programs for All ages, Scouting Is Fun, Scouting in the Community, Keeping Our Youth Safe, and Scouting’s Legacy. The training takes about an hour to complete. To complete This is Scouting online click here.
4. Venturing Specific Training:
Venturing Leader Specific Training is designed to introduce Venturing crew leaders to the basic information needed to operate a crew. The course is divided into five sessions. Each session lasts about an hour. Often, the complete course is offered over one day and lasts approximately five hours.