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Venture Crew 3:16 - Attention Teens!



The Diocese of Joliet Catholic Committee on Scouting has sponsored a Venture Crew – Crew 3:16


If you are a young man or woman between the ages of 14-20, have completed 8th grade and love camping, water sports and the outdoors; Venture Crew 3:16 may be for you!


Venturing is the fastest growing portion of the Boy Scouts of America. Through this co-ed program of the BSA, we learn to work together, lead, and develop as young adults. Purpose: Venturing is an effective coed young-adult (14-20 years of age) program designed to improve character, citizenship, and fitness through positive experiences and activities, which prepare them to become responsible and caring adults.


By combining the purpose of the Venturing program with the teachings of the Catholic Church, Venturing Crew 3:16 will work to attain objectives that exceed individual capacities. They do this while developing their understanding of our eternal purpose to praise, revere, and serve God our Lord.


Interested? Contact us at jolietcatholicscouts@gmail.com


Program Goals:


1. To build a stronger personal relationship with God and a better discernment of one’s vocation

2. To gain practical experience in a special interest, skill, or leadership

3. To engage in a program of activities centered on the following areas: social, leadership, fitness, service, outdoor activities, and citizenship

4. To experience positive leadership from adults; opportunities for youth to lead

5. To learn and grow in a caring environment


Many Catholic priests as well as religious men and women serving the Church today began their discernment, or found support for their budding vocation interest, during High School and/or in Scouting