Policies

Procedures

Positions


By Laws

The following document is in its entirety, any past rules or regulations voted out of the document should be struck, not eliminated. Any Higher decision made by district, council or national venturing shall be underlined. Under National Guidelines, and explained in section 3300, we must respect and follow guidelines set up by a higher body, and must change our constitution to adhere to those guidelines.


Code Of Conduct

All youth and adult participants are expected to abide by the Code of Conduct as follows:

  1. The Venturing outline, oath and code along with the Outdoor code will be my guide throughout the activity.
  2. I will set a good example by keeping myself neatly dressed and presentable (The official uniform or activity uniform when specified by the Council, Unit leaders or activity leadership.)
  3. I will attend and participate as required in cooperation with other participants and leadership for the required activity.
  4. In consideration of the other participants, I agree to follow bedtime and sleep schedule of the activity, unless otherwise directed by the Council or activity leadership.
  5. I will be responsible for keeping my tent or quarters and personal gear labeled, clean, and neat. I will adhere to all Council and facility policies and regulations, including the Outdoor Code. I will do my share to prevent littering of Council - BSA and other facilities.
  6. It is clearly understood that the purchase, possession, or consumption of alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs by any Venturer is prohibited. This standard shall apply to all participants, both youth and adult.
  7. Serious and/or repetitive behavior violations by youth and/or adult participants including the use of tobacco, cheating, stealing, dishonesty, swearing, fighting and cursing may result in suspension or expulsion from the activity or serious disciplinary actions and loss of privileges.
  8. I agree that gambling of any form is prohibited.
  9. Possession or detonation of fireworks is prohibited.
  10. I will demonstrate respect for Troop, Crew and Council property and be personally responsible for cleanliness and any loss, breakage, or vandalism of property.
  11. Neither the activity leadership, nor the Council or BSA, will be responsible for loss, breakage or theft of personal items. I will label all my personal items and check items of value at the direction of troop (or Crew) leaders. Theft will be grounds for expulsion.
  12. While participating in Council activities, all Venturers, leaders and participants will obey the safety rules and instruction of all supervisor and staff members.
  13. No public display of affection is allowed. Sleeping areas are off limits at all times to members of the opposite sex.
  14. Adult leaders and youth are prohibited from having firearms and weapons in their possession in accordance with Council or BSA regulations and local, and state (and federal) laws.
  15. Adult leaders will be guided by the Guide to Safe Scouting, and obey all local, state and federal laws.
  16. Adult leaders must receive Youth Protection Training and follow the guideline therein.
  17. Hazing has no place in Venturing. Leaders and Crew members must prevent all members from being "initiated" into the group with any hazing activity.
  18. Serious or repeated violations of this code may result in suspension or expulsion at the participant's own expense from the activity or the Crew.
  19. I will abide by the Electronic Device Policy as outlined.
  20. I will not create or participate in private clubs, groupings or gangs within the Crew.

All decisions of the Crew Leadership will be final.


Electronics, Internet & Email

Technology Policy

General guidelines

  1. Use the technology to build relationships with the troop, find useful information, communicate and share excitement about Scouting.
  2. Updates to social sites using appropriate, (non-­embarrassing), photos or clips can share and build excitement about Scouting.
  3. Don’t let technology detract from the outdoor experience, the program experience, or the Scouting experience for the troop or patrol.

Trustworthy

Loyal

Helpful

Friendly

Courteous

Kind

Obedient

Cheerful

Thrifty

Brave

Clean

Reverent

Purpose of the Policy

This policy sets forth the policies for the Venture Crew regarding the use of its domain, website, e-mail, and any Internet features, including privacy.

The Venture Crew retains the right not to provide access to any person for any reason.

Please note: The Venture Crew reserves the right to change this policy at any time by posting the revised policy on the Venture Crew website, http://www.troop128.net (the “Website”). No advance notice to any Users shall be required or necessitated, and such changes shall be effective as soon as published. Changes to this Policy will be considered and approved by majority vote of the Venture Crew Committee.

Purpose of the Website

The purpose of the Website is to provide a centralized communication tool for the troop members and parents, guardians and leaders to share information, to plan outings and events, and to act as a conduit for disseminating information to Venture Crew. The webmaster will make every effort to keep the Website updated, keeping in mind at all times that the content and design of the Website should reflect the purposes and values of scouting and the unique character of our Venture Crew.

Disclaimer

By using any of the Venture Crew’s features, the User and the User’s parents and User’s guardians understand, acknowledge and agree the Venture Crew does not have the ability to monitor email or most usage of the Website, save the disabling of email addresses and certain features by canceling or disabling the User’s account. Scouts are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the Boy Scout law, oath, and other codes of conduct and to refrain from inappropriate or offensive conduct on the Website.

Every attempt will be made to preserve the integrity of the site and features and react to any issues that may arrive, but there is no guarantee of the effectiveness of these preventative or reactive measures. By using the Venture Crew’s features, the User and the User’s parents and guardians understand the inherent risks to using the site and the Internet in general. All concerned acknowledge, agree and understand the Venture Crew cannot control access or data of any kind to any resources not located on our domain.

The Venture Crew does not have any means to monitor or restrict emails, including spam or inappropriate emails that come into or out of the Website. Any inappropriate emails or content should be reported to the webmaster immediately so that Venture Crew adult leadership and the webmaster can investigate and take actions within their control to eliminate and/or address the inappropriate emails and content.

Hold Harmless

Under any and all circumstances, the User and the User’s parent(s) and/or guardian(s) understand and agree the Venture Crew provides these resources in good faith to aid in the proper development of the Venture Crew and the Scouts and shall hold the Venture Crew, the Boy Scout’s organization (all levels), the webmaster, the leaders, the committee, the sponsoring agents, and all persons related to the Venture Crew, the domain, the Website, the Boy Scouts, the individual Scouts and their families, and anyone else, blameless and harmless without any type of responsibility (financial or otherwise) for any difficulties, damages (financial or otherwise), or complaints (expressed or otherwise) related to the Venture Crew’s domain or resources.

Every attempt has been made to comply with the National Boy Scouts of America’s Internet policies.

Privacy

In accordance with policies and standards regarding the protection of minors and personal information, all Users agree not to post or cause to be posted in public areas the following information:

These privacy policies are in accordance with BSA Youth Protection Guidelines and the BSA policy against releasing the names of its members in a public forum. The Youth Protection Guidelines are available at http://www.scouting.org/YouthProtection.aspx.

The Venture Crew is committed to respecting and protecting the personal privacy of its members and those who visit the Website. This site does not acquire or retain personal information from Users, other than from parents and guardians.

Links

Venture Crew’s Website may contain links to other Scouts’-related websites. Venture Crew’s Policy does not apply to such external websites and Venture Crew has no control over the contents of those external websites. Users acknowledge and agree that by using such external links, they are subject to those other websites’ content and their usage and privacy rules.

Photos

As the parent(s) and/or guardian(s), you acknowledge and agree and give permission for photos and the first name of your Scout to be used freely for the Venture Crew’s purposes, including website photos, writings, or any other legitimate purposes. In addition, you acknowledge and agree that, while efforts will be made to limit or prevent any information containing last names in connection with photos on the full access portion of the Website, some information might be indirectly made available as set forth above.

You also acknowledge and agree that, should a likeness of your Scout be used by Venture Crew or published in local newspapers or other mediums, no compensation shall be due and owing to you for the use of such likeness.

Message Restriction

Communications of any type (including but not limited to emails, chats, images, etc) may not contain content that a reasonable person would consider to be defamatory, offensive, harassing, disruptive, or degrading, including but not limited to offensive language, sexual comments or images, slander, ethnic slurs, or other comments or images that would offend someone on the basis of race, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, political beliefs, or disability.

Users may not use the Venture Crew's resources in the creation, reception, or distribution of chain letters, spam, distribution of jokes, or non-Venture Crew purposes.

Piracy

Users may not use the Venture Crew’s resources to upload, download, or transmit copyrighted, trademarked, patented, confidential, private or proprietary information without proper authorization.

Users must not use the Internet or Venture Crew resources to pirate software, steal passwords, or hack into other machines.

No unauthorized software may be loaded onto the Venture Crew’s site; this includes games, screensavers, music, and any program without prior approval.

The introduction of viruses, attempts to breach the system, and other malicious tampering with any of the Venture Crew’s resources is expressly prohibited.

Obscene materials

Users must not use the Venture Crew’s resources to view or exchange pornography or obscene materials, send discriminatory or harassing email, or engage in any other unauthorized activities.

Users may not upload, download, or otherwise transmit any sexually explicit materials or images.

Account Usage Restrictions

The email addresses and any accounts provided by the Venture Crew or that bear the Venture Crew’s domain or a similar domain’s name shall not be used for any purpose other than legitimate Venture Crew interests in accordance with this Policy.

At no time shall any of these accounts or email addresses be used to subscribe to non-Boy Scouts of America or Venture Crew services, sites, or activities.

Passwords and Security

No one may allow the use of his/her passwords by others. No one may enable unauthorized third parties to have access to or use of Venture Crew resources or otherwise jeopardize the security of the Venture Crew’s systems.

Chats and Auctions

Users may not participate in newsgroups or chat group sessions unless expressly authorized and hosted by the Venture Crew or a Boy Scouts of America sponsored or approved site. The usage of these type of activities or services that are sponsored by other BSA Venture Crews or other sites will only be authorized IN WRITING by the Venture Crew’s ADULT leadership.

Users are prohibited from buying and selling personal items using the Venture Crew’s resources (including email addresses).

Conduct and User Responsibility

Users will be held personally responsible for their online conduct. Any and all liabilities that may be caused by the User is the sole responsibility of the User and his Parent(s) and/or Guardian(s) in accordance with applicable laws.

Sanctions

Violations of the policies described above for legal and ethical use of the Venture Crew’s resources will be dealt with seriously. Violators will be subject to the normal disciplinary procedures of the Venture Crew. Illegal acts involving the Venture Crew’s resources may also be subject to prosecution by local, state and federal authorities.

In addition, any User found in the reasonable opinion of the Webmaster and Venture Crew adult leadership shall have access and usage rights terminated.

Sole Discretion

The Venture Crew adult leadership has sole discretion in the canceling or restricting of any and all accounts, domain name, any resources, email addresses and any other electronic features with or without notice, with or without cause.

Mailing List Etiquette *

Youth Protection Guidelines


Crew Adults/Parents/Youth 18+

This document was created to outline requirements for Crew 128 non-leader/parents during meetings and activities. The documented items outlined below can be revised by a majority vote of the adult committee.

Regularly Scheduled Youth Meetings

  1. Parents are welcome to attend all regularly scheduled meetings to include monthly crew leadership council Meetings and adult committee meetings.
  2. All Adult Non-Leaders/Parents that decide to sit in on the meetings are expected to keep quiet and not cause distractions during a youth lead meetings.
    • Things like cell phone calls and conversations with other adults or children need to be taken to another area or outside the church. The church has a lobby upstairs that you are welcome to use during a meeting.
  3. If parents take issue with something said or an action by a leader or by youth crew members they should address it in one of the following ways, unless it is a matter of immediate safety.
    • At the end of the meeting address the concern with the lead adult advisor or adult committee chair.
    • Their/your concerns can be addressed at the regular monthly adult committee meetings.
  4. If your youth comes to you with a problem or question about something that went on during a meeting make them take responsibility.
    • If your youth comes to you with a problem or question about something that went on during a meeting make them take responsibility.
    • If the matter needs a higher level of attention then redirect them to the lead adult advisor.
  5. It is strongly suggested all parents and registered leaders attend the monthly adult committee meetings.

Crew Outings/Activities

  1. Parents are welcome to attend activities and outing scheduled and planned by youth, below is a list of requirements.
    • All attending parents/adults 21 years or older must complete and or have the following completed prior to the outing/activity.
      • Valid Youth Protection Training, good for 2 years from date of training. Proof of this training must be presented prior to the activity.
      • BSA physical with doctor’s signature on form C.
        • This could be waived depending on the physically activity and duration of the event.
      • If driving present the requirements below to the trip organizer.
        • Valid driver’s license
        • Insurance amounts
        • Make model and year of vehicle
        • Number of seat belts
      • Must successfully complete any training requirements and be in physically fit condition for the specific activity. Failure to meet training requirements may result in loss of deposits and being dropped from the activity.
  2. Adult preparation and readiness for high adventure activities is imperative to your success and the group’s success.
    • Individual physical training and conditioning may be necessary to ready yourself depending on the activity. The crew will plan regularly scheduled training in advance of and big outings.
    • It may be necessary to purchase or borrow equipment. You will need to consult with the registered adult leaders in charge for specific details about items that may be necessary for that activity. Typically a list will be developed and shake down outing will be perform to access you and your equipment.
    • If a determination is made about you or the condition of equipment you will be required to address and or remedy prior to activity. If these deficiencies are not addressed you may be dropped from the activity.
  3. Adults will camp and cook independent from youth during outings.
    • Adults will be assign duties for the trip by the adult leaders in charge, much like the youth.
    • Adults will sleep separate from youth extra tents are available for use if needed.
  4. Attending Non-Leader/Parents must follow the chain of command unless it is a matter of immediate safety.
    • Any and all concern shall be addressed with the lead adult advisor in charge of the event.
    • Youths to include your own child that approach you during a camp must be redirected to either a youth and or/and adult leader to address their concern or problem.
  5. Attending Non-Leader/Parents are responsible and must show concern for all crew members to include adults, while following the chain of command.
    • Attending adults must ensure Youth Protection Guidelines are followed at all times, violations of these rules must be reported at once to the leaders in charged. If the case poses an immediate safety concern you must step in an address.
    • No favoritism towards your child over another will be tolerated; all crew members will be treated equally and must follow the same set of rules.
    • Issues with youth conduct will only be addressed by the registered leaders in charge, unless in a case that it poses an immediate safety concern.

General Items

  1. Use of tobacco, alcohol or drugs is prohibited at all crew functions.
    • No use of any tobacco products shall be allowed in front of the youth. If you are a smoker or chew tobacco you must do it away from and out of youth sight if you wish to use tobacco during a crew functions.
    • No consumption of alcohol/drugs or under the influence of alcohol/drugs is permitted during a crew function.
    • Any adult witnessed engaging in the use of tobacco, alcohol or drugs during a crew function will be asked to leave.
  2. Use of or exposure to profanity or sexually suggestive language will not be tolerated at crew functions.
    • Any adult engaging in conversations or showing video/movies with profanity or sexually suggestive language will be warned once, if the actions continue they will be asked to leave or suspended from future meetings or activities.
  3. Perceived acts of intimidation/bullying against youth, parents or leaders during any crew functions will not be tolerated.
    • Any adult engaging in acts of intimidation/bullying will be warned once, if the actions continue they will be asked to leave the meeting or activity.
  4. Abuse of the crew web page or mailing list for non-Crew activities is prohibited.
  5. BSA Youth Protection Guidelines must be enforced and followed by everyone at all crew activities, no exceptions will be permitted.
  6. No firearms are permitted on crew activities, unless permission has been granted for a shooting sport activity.
    • If allowed all handling and storage must comply will all BSA/NRA rules and regulations.
  7. No fireworks are permitted on crew activities.
  8. Any violation of the items above will be brought before the adult crew committee for discussion and final determination.
  9. Anyone asked to leave and activity for a violation will not receive a refund.

Regular Crew Meetings

  1. Crew meetings will be held on the first and third Wednesday of the month. We will be following Robert's Rules of Order to conduct the meeting.
  2. Prior to the first meeting of the year and then again a week before the crew meeting the Crew President will touch base with the Crew Secretary to find out what the minutes for the prior meeting were and any old and new business that needs to be discussed at the meeting.
  3. The Crew President will touch base with the Lead Advisor and the Crew Committee Chairman to see what new and old business needs to be discussed at the meeting.
  4. The Crew President will then contact the other 4 Crew Officers and the Special Crew Officers to see if there is anything they need to speak about at the meeting. In the event that the Crew President does not hear back from someone, or if they have nothing to report on in the meeting s/he will list “nothing to report” on the agenda that office.
  5. The Crew President will then type out an Agenda (See attachment) and forward that to the Crew Advisor and the Crew Committee Chairman to approve. Once approved the agenda will be sent back to the Crew President who will then forward the Agenda to the Crew Secretary to send out to the entire crew. This email needs to be sent out to the crew no later than the Monday night before the crew meeting.

At the Crew Meeting

  1. The Vice President of Administration will bring the meeting to order and lead the group in a flag ceremony. Once the opening ceremonies are complete the VP of Admin will turn the meeting over to the Crew President.
  2. Using the Agenda as a guide the Crew President will call on each of the Crew Officers, and Special Officers to go over their reports. If they have nothing to report, they will state “Nothing to report”. If they are not in attendance, the Crew President will read their report on their behalf.
  3. After the Officers reports are completed, the Crew President will go over our old business. At the completion of the old business report, the Crew President will ask the crew if there is any additional Old Business that was not discussed. Anything that is not old business will be deferred to New Business.
  4. After the Old Business report, the Crew President will go over our new business. At the completion of the new business report, the Crew President will ask the crew if there is any additional new business that was not discussed. Anything that is not new business will be tabled until later in the meeting.
  5. Once the old and new business is discussed then the Crew Business is discussed then the Crew President will lead the crew in a discussion of upcoming activities, events and anything else that needs to be discussed.
  6. The last order of the agenda will be to go around the room in a manner that the Crew President feels appropriate and give each crew member a chance to discuss anything that they would like to talk about.
  7. Once all matters have been discussed the Crew President will ask the Advisor and the Committee Chair if they have anything else we need to discuss before the meeting is brought to a close.
  8. The Crew Advisor will turn the meeting back over to the Crew President for any last minute comments or questions to the Crew.
  9. The Vice President of Admin will then close the meeting.
  10. After the meeting is adjourned the Crew Secretary will be responsible for organizing the minutes for the meeting so that the Crew President can start the process all over again.

Notes:

It is important that the Adults including the Advisor, Committee Chair and other adults in attendance try to remain quiet during the meeting. There will be time to talk once the Crew President has turned the meeting over to the Crew Advisor for the Adults to comment. Questions or comments by the adults should be held to a minimum unless the crew is asking someone a question.


Crew Leader Council

This document was created to outline the responsibilities of the Crew Leader Council for elected youth of Crew 128. The documented process outlined below can be revised by a majority vote of the elected youth leadership followed by an adult committee review of the recommended revision and/or revisions.

All youth planning for the Venture Crew will take place in the monthly Crew Leader Council meetings and at the annual planning meeting. The Crew President will report regular activities to the Adult Committee which will follow the monthly Crew Leader Council meetings.

  1. The elected venture crew youth shall meet monthly independent of normal crew meetings.
  2. Meeting shall be held each month on a regular cycle; the initial scheduling for these meeting will be done at the annual planning meeting.
  3. Meetings should be scheduled for a 1 hour period.
  4. The meetings are lead by the setting crew president or president appointed elected youth crew member. The Lead Advisor and Committee Chair shall also be in attendance. It is preferred we have at least two qualified adult leaders present.
  5. Prior to the meeting a high level agenda shall be sent from the crew president outlining topics for discussion and decisions.
  6. Youth leaders should come to the meeting prepared to discuss the topics provided by the crew president.
  7. Meeting shall start will a roll call and attendance by the Crew Secretary or an appointed elected youth crew member.
  8. Robert's Rules of Order shall be followed to keeps things on track and orderly.
  9. Meetings can address any of the following content, not necessary in the order as stated below.
    1. New business
    2. Old business
    3. Monthly activity details
    4. Annual summer activity
    5. Training
    6. Financial matters
    7. Service activities
    8. Elections
    9. Communications
    10. Reviews of activity interest surveys
    11. Lesson Learned from past activities or events
  10. Youth leaders shall stay on topic and engage in the discussion at hand.
  11. Items in need of a decision shall be voted on by those in attendance or those who communicated to the president in advance of the meeting, a majority rolls.
  12. The Crew Youth Secretary or appointed elected youth crew member shall take notes and record key decisions during this meeting.
  13. The Crew Secretary or appointed elected youth crew member will publish monthly notes from the Crew Leader Council meetings on the crew web page.
  14. It is each youth crew member’s responsibility to regularly review these meeting notes so they understand decisions and activities that affect them.

Crew Committee Meeting

This document was created to outline the responsibilities of the Crew 128 committee. The documented process outlined below can be revised by a majority vote of the adult committee.

All adult oversight for the Venture Crew will take place in the monthly adult committee meeting following a Crew Leader Council meeting the meeting should take about 1 ½ hours and is lead by the Crew Committee Chair.

Committee Chair to bring Meeting to Order

  1. Committee chair calls meeting to order
  2. Committee chair to pass out meeting agenda
  3. Introduce Youth Crew President or representative and ask for update on youth activities and what if any help they may need from the adults. It may be necessary for the lead advisor and committee chair to do a little coaching to get the youth through this section of the meeting.

Youth Section of the Meeting

  1. At the beginning of each meeting the sitting crew president or representative will report to the adult committee the activities discussed and decided in the monthly Crew Leaders Council meeting.
    1. New business
    2. Old business
    3. Monthly activity details
    4. Annual summer activity
    5. Training
    6. Financial matters
    7. Service activities
    8. Elections
    9. Communications
    10. Reviews of activity interest surveys
    11. Lesson Learned from past activities or events
  2. The sitting crew president may ask the committee for specific adult help and support.

Adult Section of the Meeting

  1. Review with the youth representative about items presented from their update.
    1. Adults may address youth crew representative if they have any questions.
    2. If everyone is satisfied the youth representative may be dismissed.
  2. Robert's Rules of Order will be followed to keep the meeting moving and on topic
  3. The following is an open list of items, the committee chair should keep to the provided agenda, below is a typical list of items that may be discussed.
    1. Review monthly activities
    2. Summer trip activities
    3. Review crew finances
    4. Review fundraisers activities
    5. Discuss adult training
    6. Youth training
    7. Advancement
    8. Lessons learned
    9. Recruitment
    10. Elections
    11. Old business
    12. New business
    13. Adult Concerns or issues
  4. Committee Chair to provide notes from meeting.

Election Procedures

This document was created to outline the process for holding youth elections in Crew 128. The documented process outlined below can be revised by a majority vote of the elected youth leadership followed by an adult committee review of the recommended revision and/or revisions. This process shall be followed for all youth elections.

Pre-Election Planning for Crew Leader Council

  1. Current youth Leadership Council shall set a calendar date at the annual planning meeting.
  2. Current youth Secretary or Assistant President shall create election signup sheet and have it ready 3 meetings prior to scheduled election.
  3. Voting order for each position will be decided by the Crew Leader Council then the ballots and outline for the election will be created by the current youth Secretary or Assistant President prior the night of the election.
  4. The crew communication about the election will list the positions person running and order of the election.

Pre-Election Planning for Those Running for Office

  1. Interested registered youth crew members should review crew web page prior to election signup meeting for the requirements and responsibilities of each position.

Pre-Election Requirements for Those Running for Office

  1. All interested crew members must attend the crew leadership/planning workshop.
  2. Interested registered youth crew members must signup/apply for the desired positions three meetings prior to scheduled elections.
    1. A signup sheet will be available.
    2. Job descriptions will be available for individual review.

Review of the Candidates Qualifications

  1. The positions that require a Leadership Council interview will take place the meeting before the election. This process will be similar to a scoutmaster conference however it will involve both the current youth president coupled with the lead advisor and committee chair. No parent will interview their own child.
  2. Any persons who signed up and failed to meet the qualification requirements will be notified by the current Crew President one meeting prior to the night of the elections.
    • If necessary, the notification can involve others such as the Lead Advisor and possibly the Committee Chair.

Candidates Preparations for the Elections

Night of the Election

  1. The current crew president will only run the election for the future crew president after that the newly elected crew president will run the election from that point forward.
  2. Each person running will have a brief opportunity to speak on their behalf about their qualifications and reasons they should be elected.
  3. A vote on the provided ballots will be taken after each position has been represented.
  4. The ballots will be collected by an assigned youth and overseen by assigned adult committee members.
    • To be impartial no direct family members will count other family members ballots.
    • Ballot counting shall be done away from the election in another room in the church.
    • After a second review the person’s name shall be recorded on a provided sheet.
    • Counted ballots shall be placed in sealed envelopes and given to the committee chair at the completion of the election.
    • In the event of a tie a re-vote will take place with the two top candidates, if another tie takes place the committee chair and lead advisor will consult and decide the winner.
  5. The election results will be announced after each vote is counted and confirmed.
  6. The collected ballots for each race will be placed in a separate envelope then sealed and given to the committee chair after the election.

Election Dispute


Crew President

The Crew President is voted into office by a quorum majority vote of the registered youth member of the Crew, and approved by the Advisor. The Crew President can be appointed by the Advisor.

Selection: Elected
Elected by: Youth crew members
Reports to: Crew Advisor

Position Qualifications

Desired Experience

Position Description

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. S/he leads meetings and activities, and conducts the monthly officers' meetings. The president provides counsel to members who have problems, questions or concerns.

Responsibilities

As a Crew Officer


Crew Vice President - Administration

The Crew Vice President of Administration is voted into office by a quorum majority vote of the registered youth member of the Crew, and approved by the Advisor. The Crew Vice President of Administration can be appointed by the Advisor.

Selection: Elected
Elected by: Youth crew members
Reports to: Crew President

Position Qualifications

Desired Experience

Position Description

The Crew Vice President is elected by the youth members and is the second in command. If the Crew President is unavailable, s/he leads meetings and activities, and conducts the monthly officers' meetings. The Vice President provides support to the Crew President and serves as the administrative officer of the Crew.

Responsibilities

As a Crew Officer


Crew Vice President - Program

The Crew Vice President of Program is voted into office by a quorum majority vote of the registered youth member of the Crew, and approved by the Advisor. The Crew Vice President of Program can be appointed by the Advisor.

Selection: Elected
Elected by: Youth crew members
Reports to: Crew VP – Admin

Position Qualifications

Desired Experience

Position Description

The Crew Vice President is elected by the youth members and is the third in command. If the Crew President and the Crew Vice President of Administration are unavailable, s/he leads meetings and activities, and conducts the monthly officers' meetings. The Vice President serves as the program officer of the Crew and in that position arranges the program planning process for the crew.

Responsibilities

As a Crew Officer


Crew Secretary

The Venturing Secretary is voted into office by a quorum majority vote of the registered youth member of the Crew, and approved by the Advisor. The Crew Secretary can be appointed by the Advisor.

Selection: Elected
Elected by: Youth crew members
Reports to: Crew VP - Program

Position Qualifications

Desired Experience

Position Description

The Crew Secretary is elected by the youth members and is the fourth in command. If the Crew President and the Crew Vice Presidents of Administration and Program are unavailable, s/he leads meetings and activities, and conducts the monthly officers' meetings. The Crew Secretary serves as the communications officer and in that position manages all of the communications and publicity for the Crew.

Responsibilities

As a Crew Officer


Crew Treasurer

The Venturing Treasurer is voted into office by a quorum majority vote of the registered youth member of the Crew, and approved by the Advisor. The Crew Secretary can be appointed by the Advisor.

Selection: Elected
Elected by: Youth crew members
Reports to: Crew Secretary

Position Qualifications

Desired Experience

Position Description

The Crew Treasurer is elected by the youth members and is the fourth in command. If the Crew President and the Crew Vice Presidents of Administration and Program and the Crew Secretary are all unavailable, s/he leads meetings and activities, and conducts the monthly officers' meetings. The Crew Treasurer serves as the financial officer of the crew.

Responsibilities

As a Crew Officer


Crew Guide

The Venturing Guide is voted into office by a quorum majority vote of the registered youth member of the Crew, and approved by the Advisor. The Crew Guide is appointed by the Crew President.

Selection: Appointed
Elected by: Youth crew members
Reports to: Crew President

Position Qualifications

Position Description

The Crew Guide is elected by the youth members. They serve as a mentor to New Crew members and helps them to understand how the Crew operates and helps them to become a valuable member of the Crew.

Responsibilities


Crew Quartermaster

The Venturing Quartermaster is voted into office by a quorum majority vote of the registered youth member of the Crew, and approved by the Advisor. The Crew Guide is appointed by the Crew President.

Selection: Appointed
Elected by: Youth crew members
Reports to: Crew President

Position Qualifications

Position Description

The Crew Quartermaster is elected by the youth members. They keep track of Crew equipment and sees that it is in good working order. S/he issues equipment and makes sure it is returned in good condition.

Responsibilities


Crew Historian

The Venturing Historian is voted into office by a quorum majority vote of the registered youth member of the Crew, and approved by the Advisor. The Crew Guide is appointed by the Crew President.

Selection: Appointed
Elected by: Youth crew members
Reports to: Crew President

Position Qualifications

Position Description

The Crew Historian is elected by the youth members. S/he is a special crew officer that collects and preserves memorabilia, press releases, photo, and other data of historical significance to the crew.

Responsibilities