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Queen's Venturer Award

Queen's Venturer Award

Queen's Venturer AwardThe Queen's Venturer Award is presented to Venturers who have acquired competence and skills that will be of considerable use to themselves, their company and their community. These Venturers will have also been recognized by the company, the advisor, and Scouts Canada as being worthy of receiving this award. The Award signifies that a Venturer has, in the opinion of those who know the Venturer, both the character and ability to be of significant help to other people.

Recipients of this Award are presented with an emblem by their Venturer Company at an appropriate time and place. They will also receive a scroll at the Region's annual Youth Recognition Ceremony and a certificate at a special ceremony hosted by the Lieutenant-Governor..



Venturers may earn the Queen's Venturer Award after successful completion of the following requirements, as judged by their advisor and fellow Venturers:
  1. Hold the Venturer Award OR demonstrate equivalent skills and knowledge.
  2. Hold a current St. John Ambulance or Canadian Red Cross Society Standard level First Aid Certificate.
  3. Hold the World Conservation Award.
  4. Be currently certified in a service skill (e.g. Bronze Medallion, YMCA Lifesaving Certificate, Canadian Ski Patrol Certificate, Search and Rescue, Power Squadron, youth camp councilor, staff member at a camp for handicapped children, children's traffic safety program instructor).
  5. Complete a minimum of fifty (50) hours service of your choice for which you receive no monetary reward.
  6. Act as an activity leader of Scouter-in-Training at no less than either meetings or activities. Where there is no colony, pack, or troop, you may substitute a Boys' or Girls' Club, 4H Club, YM/YWCA or similar youth club or organization. You may also substitute twelve hours service at a Beaver, Cub or Scout camp actively working with youth.
  7. Demonstrate leadership in a peer environment by being actively involved for a period of time with a decision-making body (e.g. youth forums, student council, round tables, etc.).
  8. Demonstrate your commitment to the Venturer Promise by: 
    1. Earning the Blue Stage Religion in Life Award in your church; OR
    2. Successfully completing a recognized course in world religions; OR
    3. Other active demonstrations of your continuing spirituality to the satisfaction of your company and adviser.


Steps for Nominating:

  1. Leaders should ensure that the Venturer has completed the requirements as listed above.
  2. Download and complete the Application for the Queen's Venturer Award.
  3. Print the form and obtain all necessary signatures.
  4. Deliver the form to the Scout Shop. Only after the completed form is submitted will the actual crest be made available for purchase.

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