- As of this point, they plan to do alot, but only end up playing Murderball or Dungeons & Dragons. Alot of their time is taken up by being Activity Leaders for Beavers, Cubs and Scouts. This is a particularly difficult time in the lives of most 14-17 year olds, when they must learn to be "adults", but still be teenagers. They do a wonderful job assisting with other programs, but leadership skills are learned over a long period of time, and with alot of errors or misjudgements. Our aim is to guide them on this difficult journey as older "friends". It seems to work well. Organizational skills need to be worked on, as well as the need for thorough and concise communication.
- However, it should be pointed out that three of the Company assist with the Cub Pack, and a fourth assists with the Beaver Colony. Without their very able assistance, these two sections would be severly short of experienced leadership. Keep up the great work! Also, without their assistance, our 1812 activities would not be as successful as they are. The Venturers are all non-commissioned officers (ie: Chosen Men, Corporals or Sergeants) and they are the ones commanding the "Troops" during our activities.
Every June, the Venturers plan and run a Dungeons & Dragons Camp for our Scout Troop. This involves planning for the plot of the game, searching out and setting up the course, and actually playing the game. All the Venturers take part as NPC's (Non-Player Characters) and usually play 2 or 3 of them each throughout the length of the course. The Venturers set up the Scout's characters, assist them with their strengths and any magic powers. Each Scout, with the Venturers assistance, must make their weapons, which are PVC tubing covered in foam pipe wrap and duct tape. The Scouts must come up with their own armour, and depending on how inventive they are, they receive a certain amount of experience points and/or hit points. Each patrol has a chance to go through the course, and members of the inactive patrol helps out as NPC's also. It is quite a success! Last year, when we held it at Blue Springs Scout Reserve, most of the members of a Beaveree that was going on at the same time, stopped their activities to come and watch.
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