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Providing Service to Venturing and Scouting. Venturing Corps of Discovery. What is it? It’s a society of Venturers and Adult Leaders who are committed to promoting Venturing within the Scouting Community and the general public

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venturing corps of discovery
Venturing Corps of Discovery
  • What is it?
  • It’s a society of Venturers and Adult Leaders who are committed to promoting Venturing within the Scouting Community and the general public
  • There is no “organization” for Corps of Discovery. It occurs at the Council or District VOA, the Crew or the individual level through extraordinary service to Scouting.
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Venturing Corps of Discovery
  • What is its purpose?
  • The primary purpose of the Corps of Discovery is to promote Venturing and its ideals though service.
  • It is also intended to recognize those who serve Venturing and Scouting and to offer them opportunities for fellowship with other like minded Venturers and Scouters.
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Venturing Corps of Discovery
  • What kinds of Service are offered by members?
  • Members serve on Teen Leaders Cabinets, Venturing Officers Associations, and District Roundtable committees.
  • They serve as Instructors and Staff for Kodiak Treks.
  • They serve on District, Area, Regional, and national Venturing Committees.
  • They serve as staff for Scouting, Cub Scouting events and for Scout Camps.
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Venturing Corps of Discovery
  • What is the History of this organization?
  • A pilot group was formed in July, 1999 in the Northwest Suburban Council near Chicago
  • Soon, a second Corps was formed in Orem, UT , and a third in Knoxville, TN
  • In 2005, an induction ceremony for 30 Venturers was held at the closing ceremony of a Kodiak Trek on the Colorado River near Moab, UT
  • In 2006, an induction ceremony for 25 Venturers was held at the closing ceremony of a Kodiak Trek on the Salmon River near Lewiston, ID
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Venturing Corps of Discovery
  • How do I Join?
  • Your Crew, District, Council, Scout Camp, or Kodiak Trek can start a Corps of Discovery
  • Meetings are not necessary. Individual members provide individual service, promoting Venturing wherever they go.
  • Members promote the Corps by wearing a Corps of Discovery pocket flap on their official green Venturing Uniform.
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Venturing Corps of Discovery
  • What’s Next?
  • Start a Corps of Discovery
  • Identify some service opportunities
  • Join the Corps of Discovery Yahoogroups and register your members there
  • Order pocket flaps
  • Promote Venturing by proudly serving and wearing your uniform!