Ethics in Action
An important goal of Venturing is to help young adults be responsible and caring people, both now and in the future. Venturing uses "ethical controversies" to help young adults develop the ability to make responsible choices that reflect their concern for what is a risk and how it will effect others involved. Because an ethical controversy is a problem-solving situation, leaders expect young adults to employ empathy, invention, and selection when they think through their position and work toward a solution of an ethical controversy.
What a Venturing crew does is limited only by the imagination and involvement of the adult and youth leaders and members of the crew-sail the Caribbean, produce a play, climb a mountain, teach disabled people to swim, or attend the Olympics. All these adventures and more are being done today by Venturing crews and ships across the country. All that is needed are concerned adults who are willing to share a little bit of themselves with today's youth-tomorrow's leaders.
What Youth Want
Research has revealed these major points:
- High school students have many vocational and avocational interests.
- Teenagers want a broader experience that provides practical "hands-on" experience and is tailored to their cultural backgrounds.
- Teenagers want to belong to a group that provides a "safe haven" from which to address the youth development issues that affect them. These issues include experimentation; moving from dependence to interdependence, social relationships, psychological changes and sexual maturity, and a re-evaluation of values.
Pamlico Sea Base - IBX Adventure
A base camp program that offers everything from traditional small boat sailing to jet skis and deep-sea fishing!
During your week you will have the chance to pull giant grouper from 25 miles off shore, sail a sunfish across historic Blount’s Bay where Blackbeard is from, hold on for dear life on a tube, grab massive air on a wakeboard, or speed across the Pamlico on a jet-ski, plus a lot more!
Generally you will have two sessions each day, and an optional twilight activity. The morning session runs from 9-12 and the afternoon 2-5. The times may shift depending upon weather, or the activity, but will remain a three hour block for in-camp programs. Twilight activities vary in length and are optional.
Building the schedule together as a unit is an important part of coming to PSB. Before camp starts other activities may be added and as such the unit leader will be notified. Once the initial itinerary is complete please mail it to the director for approval.
Cost: $405 per person. Please let the Secretary know if you are interested in attending.
Venturing crews are open to young men and women from ages 13 to 21, providing opportunities to become involved hand’s on in the community. Each crew creates a committee and selects leaders, treasurers and even historians. Crews must design a trip and work together to carry out that specific adventure.
To win the Ad Altare Dei – translated as “to the alter of God” – emblem, some members of Crew 75 attended weekly meetings and Catholic Mass regularly and actively worked on adventure activities.
Somewhere along the way, we forgot what Memorial Day is all about.
The last Monday in May is still the day where we honor men and women who died in service to our country.
But now it’s being crowded out by trips to the lake, family cookouts and mattress sales. It is, perhaps, best known as the unofficial start of summer.
To be the best, you need to have skills to back them up. Venturing Crew 75 visited the beautiful city of Gatlinburg, TN where the North East Georgia Council hosts the annual BSA Winterfest compeitions. The event that has been a spotlight or several outdoor and Scouting Magazines highlights the competitions as the best putting on their best.