Venturer Scouts are aged 15 to 18 and this section challenges young people to expand their comfort zones like never before, with a focus on:
- Seeking new challenges and adventures
- Exploring independence
- Facing and overcoming fears
- Identifying and leading positive social change
- Developing a sense of self
At Waylen Bay Sea Scouts we have a 2001 Hyundai Sonata, Houdini, which we race twice a year at an event called Ventkhana. This is a junior non-speed event, under 35kms per hour, which is completed under CAMS licensing. The aim is to introduce youth to driving in a safe environment, learning about how to handle a vehicle while having fun with their peers.
Venturer Scouts are challenged to ‘look wide’ – to seek opportunities for adventure that they may not have previously thought possible, through fun, adventure and personal challenges.
Venturer Scouts are encouraged to pursue their interests in greater depth, through activities that include exploring wilderness Australia, sailing at night or diving on coral reefs; abseiling into a limestone cave or climbing a sheer rock face; and white water kayaking and mountain biking on expeditions across real mountains.
Venturer Scouts drive their own Unit programs, guided by highly trained and experienced adults. Through the Unit program, Venturer Scouts practice and enhance their leadership and planning abilities, develop necessary skills and safety techniques, find a sense of belonging and share the experience of personal development.
Every three years, Venturer Scouts have the opportunity to attend Venture for an 8 – 13 day camp. Unlike a Jamboree where you are in one location for the duration of the 10 day experience a Venture is split up into 2 parts, the Expedition and Core Activity.
The expedition is your chance to choose your own adventure that suites your interest. Go with a group of friends of make new ones, this is your opportunity to Ger Amongst it and Explore!
The Core activity is where everyone comes back from their expedition and join the main camp. A bit like a Jamboree, there is where there is awesome onsite and off site activities as well as entertainment and Venturer chill out areas.