|Corps of Discovery|
The Venturing Corps of Discovery is a grassroots movement to form a service society within Venturing for Venturing. Members are Venturers and adults who have shown a willingness to promote Venturing at Council and District events, within their communities or within their religious organizations. The organization is modeled after the Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1803. In 2005, a pocket flap patch depicting Lewis and Clark overlooking the Missouri River in Central Montana was commissioned. Several hundred of these pocket flaps have been distributed across the USA.
The idea behind the Corps of Discovery is to promote the Venturing program and to encourage Venturers to get out and find creative ways to bring postive attention to the program. When we hold induction ceremonies, we have the Venturers stand up, individually, and tell what projects or activities they plan to do. Things like helping with VOA, working Powderhorns, Wood Badges, and Kodiak treks have come up. Volunteering at the Council or District level, or building a website have been pledged. Volunteering to staff a Scout Camporee, or working as a Den Chief would work, too. For more information regarding the Corps of Discovery, see the link.