Venture Scouts range from 15 to 17 years of age. The programme involves a wide variety of exciting and adventurous activities, where the Venture Scouts themselves are responsible for designing, planning and implementing their activities. From Beach BBQ’s to white water rafting to building snow caves on a winter expedition in the Alps, the programme is limited only by the young person’s imagination.
In Venture Scouts the young person takes full ownership of the programme, and they decide what they will do, when they will do it and how it will be done. In doing this they are supported and advised by a dedicated team of Venture Scouters, whose role is to guide and mentor the Venture Scouts as they develop their skills in planning and organisation.
We currently have 8 Venture scouts. In 2011 we went to Scotland for a Winter Hill Skills Training expedition with the Rovers. This year we will be returning to Scotland and heading to Roverway in Finland. Our other activities include organising our summer expedition, attending national events (such as the SNS and Trizone) and working on our adventure skills.
- Venture Expedition (Aug 2010)
- Bivy in Cratloe (Aug 09)
- Carrauntoohil (Sept 08)
- Centenary hike- Lugnaquilla (Feb 08 )
- Winter SNS (Jan 08 )
- Explorer Belt (July 07)
- VMOOT (June 07)