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Crew - Youth Leader Positions

Crew Officers

Crew President

The Crew President is elected by the youth members and is the primary leader of the crew and leads the other officers. The president delegates responsibilities, and with the support of the Advisor, follows up to be sure the jobs have been carried out. He or she leads meetings and activities, and conducts the monthly officers' meetings. The president provides counsel to members who have problems, questions or concerns.

Crew President Reports to:

Crew Advisor

Crew President Responsibilities:

  • Serves as youth leader of the crew.
  • Implements the crew program in cooperation with officers and members.
  • Works closely with Advisors and other adult leaders in the spirit of partnership.
  • Represents the crew at Teen Leaders' Council (TLC) meetings and council TLC program planning conference and is available to report to the chartered organization and crew committee.
  • Assists the Crew Advisor in conducting the crew officer's seminar.
  • Appoints youth chairs for special projects and appoints special crew officers.
  • Presents the annual report to the chartered organization at the conclusion of the term of office.
  • Assesses on an ongoing basis whether the responsibilities of the officers are being considered and carried out effectively.
  • Sets an example by following the rules of the crew.
  • Wears the uniform appropriate to the Venturing crew.
  • Learns and lives by the Venturing Oath and the Venturing Code.
  • Approaches Venturing and encourages others to approach Venturing in the spirit of fun and enjoyment.

As a Crew Officer:

  • Foster and develops an environment within the crew that has a true sense of community, that encourages growth and responsibility to one another.
  • Works in a spirit of partnership with the Crew Advisor.
  • Assists in developing a program of activities for the crew help carry them out.
  • Upholds the standards and policies of the chartered organization and the Boy Scouts of America.
  • Ensures that activities are conducted within BSA safety guidelines and requirements.
  • Cultivates the capacity to enjoy life - have fun and explore while leading.

Vice President - Administration

The Crew First Vice President - Administration serves as administrative officer of the crew, he or she is elected by the youth members, and leads recruiting and manages recognition of crew members.

The administrative vice president is elected by the youth members and is the administrative officer of the crew. The two key responsibilities of this position are: 1) leading the recruiting efforts for new crew members, and 2) managing the recognition of members.

This vice president ensures that prospective members are invited to the crew's open house, and encourages members to bring friends. He or she follows up with members who seem to be loosing interest, and addresses these issues at crew officer's meeting and during the planning of program activities. The administrative vice president is responsible for recognizing members and making them feel a part of the crew, and honoring crew members who win scholarships, win awards, or gain achievements in or out of Venturing. He or she may conduct the opening and closing ceremonies at crew meetings.

The adult Associate Advisor for administration assists the administrative vice presidents in his or her duties.

Vice President - Administration Reports to:

Crew President

Vice President - Administration Responsibilities:

  • Serves as the administrative officer of the crew.
  • Assumes the responsibilities of the crew president in his or her absence.
  • Leads the recruiting and admission of new members during the year.
  • Organizes and recognizes the achievements of crew members.
  • Maintains crew advancement chart and review individual progress at each meeting.
  • Conducts opening and closing ceremonies for special occasions as scheduled.
  • Attends all crew activities.
  • Participates in the council [Teem Leader's Council]] (TLC) program planning conference.
  • Sets an example by following the rules of the crew.
  • Wears the uniform appropriate to the Venturing crew.
  • Learns and lives by the Venturing Oath and the Venturing Code.
  • Approaches Venturing in the spirit of fun, and seeks to reflect this spirit in the recruiting of new members and through recognizing the achievements of crew members.

As a Crew Officer:

  • Fosters and develops an environment within the crew that has a true sense of community, that encourages growth and responsibility to one another.
  • Works in a spirit of partnership with the Crew Advisor.
  • Assists in developing a program of activities for the crew help carry them out.
  • Upholds the standards and policies of the chartered organization and the Boy Scouts of America.
  • Ensures that activities are conducted within BSA safety guidelines and requirements.
  • Cultivates the capacity to enjoy life - have fun and explore while leading.

Vice President – Program

The Venturing Crew has a Vice President - Administration and a Vice President - Program.

The program vice president is elected by the youth members and is the administrative officer of the crew. He or she manages the development of a good program, based on meeting the needs of the members by asking what they want their crew to do. This vice president maintains the activity file of programs, projects, and trips then formulates a file of ideas for future activities using the responses from interest surveys. He or she maintains and publishes the crew calendar and coordinates with school and community calendars to avoid scheduling conflicts.

The adult Associate Advisor for program assists the program vice presidents in his or her duties.

Vice President – Program Reports to:

Crew President

Vice President – Program Responsibilities:

  • Serves as the program officer of the crew and, in that position, arranges the program planning process for the crew.
  • Collects and maintains a crew activity file consisting of the program capability inventory, a list of crew member interests and suggestions for activities, program resources, and an annual activity schedule.
  • Determines the interests of the crew members on an ongoing basis (using Venturing activity interest surveys).
  • Provides support for the chair and committee for each activity.
  • Maintains and up-to-date calendar of crew meetings and activities.
  • Sets an example by following the rules of the crew.
  • Wears the uniform appropriate to the Venturing crew.
  • Learns and lives by the Venturing Oath and the Venturing Code.
  • Approaches and encourages others to approach Venturing activities in the spirit of fun and enjoyment.

As a Crew Officer:

  • Foster and develops an environment within the crew that has a true sense of community, that encourages growth and responsibility to one another.
  • Works in a spirit of partnership with the Crew Advisor.
  • Assists in developing a program of activities for the crew help carry them out.
  • Upholds the standards and policies of the chartered organization and the Boy Scouts of America.
  • Ensures that activities are conducted within BSA safety guidelines and requirements.
  • Cultivates the capacity to enjoy life - have fun and explore while leading.

Crew Secretary

The Crew Secretary serves as the record-keeping youth leader of the crew, he or she is elected by the youth members, and is responsible for attendance records, written correspondence, records, and minutes showing decisions, plans and publicity.

The Crew Secretary is elected by the youth members and is the record-keeping youth leader of the crew. He or she is responsible for the communication that needs to be put into writing – correspondence, publicity, records, and minutes showing officer decisions, actions and plans.

He or she reminds the crew officers of agreed-upon decisions and important items in behalf of the crew. The secretary helps the Vice President - Program with publishing schedules and newsletters; organizes a telephone network amount crew members; handles publicity trough school or community newspapers, newsletters, radio, television, speakers, bulletin boars, and other media.

The secretary can enlist the help of other crew members, and may have an adult crew committee member assigned to assist the secretary.

Crew Secretary Reports to:

Crew President

Crew Secretary Responsibilities:

  • Serves as the communications officer and, in that position, manages all communications and publicity for the crew.
  • Maintains crew membership and attendance records.
  • Handles crew correspondence and minutes.
  • Coordinates crew publicity through local media, crew newsletters, and the crew's telephone network.
  • Sets an example by following the rules of the crew.
  • Wears the uniform appropriate to the Venturing crew.
  • Learns and lives by the Venturing Oath and the Venturing Code.
  • Approaches Venturing in the spirit of fun, and spreads this spirit in the publicity and communications of the crew.

As a Crew Officer:

  • Fosters and develops an environment within the crew that has a true sense of community, that encourages growth and responsibility to one another.
  • Works in a spirit of partnership with the Crew Advisor.
  • Assists in developing a program of activities for the crew help carry them out.
  • Upholds the standards and policies of the chartered organization and the Boy Scouts of America.
  • Ensures that activities are conducted within BSA safety guidelines and requirements.
  • Cultivates the capacity to enjoy life - have fun and explore while leading.

Crew Treasurer

The Crew Treasurer serves as the youth financial officer of the crew, he or she is elected by the youth members, and is responsible for keeping accurate records of the income and expenditures of the crew's funds.

The Crew Treasurer is elected by the youth members and is the youth financial officer of the crew. He or she collects, deposits, and accounts for all money coming to the crew from dues, money-earning projects, or other sources. Records are reviewed at crew officer's meeting and officer's meeting of the status of the crew's budget.

The treasurer sets crew budgets by estimating income and expenses based on the activity calendar and is reviewed by the crew officers, activity chairs and the Advisor. All expenditures are approved by crew officers and the Advisor. Crew members should approve large amounts. The treasurer may be assisted by the Crew Committee treasurer to set up bookkeeping procedures, bank accounts, money-handling methods and as act as auditor to the crew treasurer.

Crew Treasurer Reports to:

Crew President

Crew Treasurer Responsibilities:

  • Serves as the financial officer and, in that position, maintains financial records and monitors the crew budget.
  • Collects and disburses crew funds.
  • Communicates with the officers and members on a regular basis to keep them informed about the crew's finances.
  • Sets an example by following the rules of the crew.
  • Wears the uniform appropriate to the Venturing crew.
  • Learns and lives by the Venturing Oath and the Venturing Code.
  • Approaches Venturing in the spirit of fun, and spreads this spirit in carrying out the treasurer's responsibilities.

As a Crew Officer:

  • Fosters and develops an environment within the crew that has a true sense of community, that encourages growth and responsibility to one another.
  • Works in a spirit of partnership with the Crew Advisor.
  • Assists in developing a program of activities for the crew help carry them out.
  • Upholds the standards and policies of the chartered organization and the Boy Scouts of America.
  • Ensures that activities are conducted within BSA safety guidelines and requirements.
  • Cultivates the capacity to enjoy life - have fun and explore while leading.

Special Crew Officers

Crew Guide

The Crew Guide is a special crew officer that serves as an individual mentor for new Venturers, assisting in their understanding of the Venturing program and participation in crew activities

Crew Guid Reports to:

Crew President

Crew Guid Responsibilities:

  • Serves as an individual mentor for new Venturers, assisting in their understanding of the Venturing program and participation in crew activities.
  • Teaches the basic skills of the Venturing crew.
  • Counsels individuals Venturers on Venturing challenges.
  • Sets a good example.
  • Wears the uniform appropriate to the Venturing crew.
  • Learns and lives by the Venturing Oath and the Venturing Code.
  • Approaches Venturing in the spirit of fun, and seeks to reflect this spirit in the individual mentoring of new Venturers.

As a special crew officer:

  • Fosters and develops an environment within the crew that has a true sense of community, that encourages growth and responsibility to one another.
  • Works in a spirit of partnership with the Crew Advisor.
  • Assists in developing a program of activities for the crew help carry them out.
  • Upholds the standards and policies of the chartered organization and the Boy Scouts of America.
  • Ensures that activities are conducted within BSA safety guidelines and requirements.
  • Cultivates the capacity to enjoy life - have fun and explore while leading.

Crew Quartermaster

The Crew Quartermaster is a special crew officer that keeps track of crew equipment and sees that it is in good working order. He/she issues equipment and makes sure it is returned in good condition.

Crew Quartermaster Reports to:

Crew President

Crew Quartermaster Responsibilities:

  • Keeps records on crew equipment.
  • Makes sure equipment is in good working condition.
  • Issues equipment and makes sure it is returned in good condition.
  • Makes suggestions for new or replacement items.
  • Works with the crew committee member responsible for equipment.
  • Sets a good example.
  • Wears the uniform appropriate to the Venturing crew.
  • Learns and lives by the Venturing Oath and the Venturing Code.
  • Approaches Venturing in the spirit of fun, and seeks to reflect this spirit in the individual mentoring of new Venturers.

As a special crew officer:

  • Fosters and develops an environment within the crew that has a true sense of community, that encourages growth and responsibility to one another.
  • Works in a spirit of partnership with the Crew Advisor.
  • Assists in developing a program of activities for the crew help carry them out.
  • Upholds the standards and policies of the chartered organization and the Boy Scouts of America.
  • Ensures that activities are conducted within BSA safety guidelines and requirements.
  • Cultivates the capacity to enjoy life - have fun and explore while leading.

Crew Historian

The Crew Historian is a special crew officer that collects and preserves memorabilia, press releases, photo, and and other data of historical significance to the crew

Crew Historian Reports to:

Crew Presiden

Crew Historian Responsibilities:

  • Collects and preserves memorabilia, press releases, photo, and and other data of historical significance to the crew.
  • Maintains information about crew activities and members
  • Sets a good example.
  • Wears the uniform appropriate to the Venturing crew.
  • Learns and lives by the Venturing Oath and the Venturing Code.
  • Approaches Venturing in the spirit of fun, and seeks to reflect this spirit while preserving the crew's history.

As a special crew officers:

  • Fosters and develops an environment within the crew that has a true sense of community, that encourages growth and responsibility to one another.
  • Works in a spirit of partnership with the Crew Advisor.
  • Assists in developing a program of activities for the crew help carry them out.
  • Upholds the standards and policies of the chartered organization and the Boy Scouts of America.
  • Ensures that activities are conducted within BSA safety guidelines and requirements.
  • Cultivates the capacity to enjoy life - have fun and explore while leading.