The Crew spent a wintery Saturday afternoon in Silverdale with a round-robin ethical controversies forum. What's that, you ask?
An important goal of Venturing is to help young adults be responsible and caring persons, 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 affect others involved. Because an ethical controversy is a problem-solving situation, young adults should employ empathy, invention, and selection when they think through their position and work toward a solution. Consider it like participating in a debate, but you don't get enough time to prepare and have to think quickly on your feet. It may not be the most popular activity for a Crew that prefers to hang in the wilderness, but it's certainly the most thought provoking.