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4 Steps of the Ideal Year of Scouting: Venturing

Planning Your Program

  • Use the Venturing Crew Annual Program Planning Conference 

  • Determine what advancements each Scout will need for their next rank

  • Decide what activities the Crew member want to do

  • Decide what camping opportunities to participate in

  • Plan to do at least one service project for your charter partner or community

  • Plan the meeting dates

  • Recognize those Crew members who advance

Funding Your Program

  • Complete the budget planning worksheet to find the total cost of your program and how to fund it.

  • Determine expenses

  • Determine income

  • Determine fundraising needed to cover expenses

Growing Your Program

  • Set a goal and plan to recruit new members 

  • Utilize peer-to-peer recruitment and have Crew member bring friends to meetings and activities
  • Recruit new parents and communicate your plan to Scout families

  • Conduct a Crew Open House

Training Your Leaders
Every Scout deserves a trained leader.

  • What it means to be a trained leader

  • Information on basic leader training (the bare minimum)
  • Information on supplemental training



These tools will make it easier to create newsletters, revise calendars, keep youth members and families informed, and help youth members manage the Crew more effectively and efficiently.


Program Planning Budgeting Marketing
Crew Annual Program Planning Conference Guide 
Ideal Year of Scouting: Unit Program Planning Guide
Crew Calendar Template
Leader Program Notebook
Program Planning Chart

Activity Interest Survey
Program Capability Inventory
Planning Your Crew's Annual Program Budget
Crew Operating Budget Worksheet PDF 
Guides to Unit Money-Earning Projects
Unit Public Relations
News Release Guidelines

Unit Marketing (Social Media and Website)