|Friday, 01 March 2013 00:00|
The dictionary says Rec-og-nize, defined as "to show awareness of, approve of, or appreciate." Venturing is truly unique among the programs in Scouting, since there are no ranks, and without ranks, there is no advancement. Instead, Venturing has recognition. At the end of February, there were five more instances of distinct recognition for members of Crew 42.
Zach F was recognized with the Venturing Religious Life Bronze Award, his first Venturing program medal. To qualify for the Bronze, he completed an extensive list of requirements that are published here. His Religious Life Bronze is the 2nd awarded within the Crew. Zach is also pursuing the Outdoor Bronze and the Ranger Award.
Nick W was presented with a Good Citizen Award and an Eagle Scout recognition certificate from the American Legion.
Nat W was advanced to Life Scout. Boys who made First Class rank while they were Boy Scouts can continue on their individual trail to Eagle Scout while a Venturer. Nat will continue working on his requirements to achieve Eagle, most notably planning and serving as a project manager for a major service project that benefits the community.
Both Zach F and Chris Z completed their Venturing Gold Awards and were presented with those medals at the most recent Crew meeting. Zach and Chris are already feverishly at work on their Venturing Silver Awards and hope to have them completed in minimum time. The Silver is the highest award in the Venturing program.