1st Garry Oak Sea Ventures

What is a Venture?


Young men and women 14 to 17 years of age.

The Venture program emphasizes having fun while encouraging teens to feel good about themselves, their friends and family, God, and the environment. Ventures helps teens advance their leadership skills and gain self confidence.

Ventures promotes activities that encourage teens to:
show that they care and live according to their personal values and religious beliefs
develop and use the skills of communicating, solving problems and making decisions
explore vocational opportunities
participate in a variety of social, cultural and spiritual activities
work cooperatively in adult-like settings
participate in challenging physical and outdoor activities
become aware of and respond to needs of the community and the environment
The Venture program is built around a lively variety of activities based on personal and group interests. Venturing emphasizes outdoor and environmental activities, citizenship and community service, leadership and personal development, and career exploration. Individual interests and skills are recognized through an awards system.

The outdoors is an essential part of the Venture program. Weekend events, extended hikes, no trace camping and seasonal sports opportunities round out the Venture experience. Developing an active, healthy lifestyle is the prime goal. As well, Venturing helps teens learn new knowledge and skills that can lead to a satisfying career.

Venture meet in a group called a company. Ventures develop and manage their own program with the help of an adult advisor. Each Venture learns a promise and motto to help guide their personal development.

Venture Promise:
On my honour
I promise that I will do my best
To do my duty to God and the Queen
To help other people at all times,
And to carry out the spirit of the Scout Law.

Venture Motto: