Venture Scouts squads in Kópar
Andrómeda (mixed group)
Thursdays 20:00 – 22:00
The tasks in Venture Scouts
We scouts know that people learn from experience and that it is much more fun to learn by working on a project that you have chosen and prepared yourself than when someone tells you what to do. .
We emphasize that teenagers try new things, learn new countries and broaden their horizons among their peers. The projects have a purpose, because although they are exciting and fun, they are also a way for scouts to increase their knowledge and skills and prepare the scouts for life.
We are confident that young people find it important to be independent, active and responsible – and that they enjoy the company of peers who respect nature and go on trips and outings together – which is why boy scouting is for teenagers like you.
Examples of Venture Scout subjects
Scout meetings can be held anywhere, anytime. Online Scouting is nothing new especially after covid19. The group or the squad wants probably have its own platform where it can show off its work. Stored data and shared information.
More specific description:
- That the scouts acquire knowledge in web design.
- That the scouts set up a website and keep it active for at least a year.
You do not need to have any knowledge of website design or anything like that but only basic knowledge of the internet. Below are links to the two most handy blog hosts; WordPress and Blogspot
On the website you can publish the names of members, the main information about the band, the band’s program, travel stories, photos, videos, the latest news and much much more.
Another embodiment of this project could be in a way that the quorum or party takes care of the Scout Association’s website for a certain period of time or a certain part of it. Submits once a week an introduction to party members in the form of an interview or something similar. You could also become a photographer for the site and take pictures of what is happening and put them on the site.
Talk to the Hersteinn (firstname.lastname@example.org) and get him to assign you tasks.
Bicycle tours and tourism (Nativity): Cycling between places is an environmentally friendly and cheap way to travel. Here are ideas on what to do on wheels.
More specific description:
Bike touring is fun so the group organizes and embarks on a fun and challenging bike ride. Next time the group is going on a cabin trip, it is ideal to cycle to your destination. It only takes two hours to cycle fifteen to twenty kilometers in the countryside.
The local council organizes a camping trip where you cycle to your destination and back home.
When planning a bike ride where the intention is to stay overnight at a destination, whether it is a cabin or a tent, it is a good idea to get someone to transport the group’s luggage to the destination and to pick it up again when you go home.
Engages in mountain biking or something similar in an organized way. Participates in a cycling trip where you cycle at least two demanding day routes.
Bicycle meeting: Before going on long bike rides, it is necessary to make sure that everyone is on decent bikes. Have the scouts show up with their bikes at a scout meeting and go over them and point them out if something needs fixing, reflectors, tire pressure, braking equipment and the like.
If you do not have enough knowledge in this area, you may want to go to the nearest police station and ask them to check the wheels and point out what is good and what could be done better.
If you have bikes at a meeting and want to use them a little more, it is easy to set up a small bike course. Then let the scouts compete with each other in cycling puzzles.
Lay two spears (poles can also be suitable) on the ground, keeping the gap between them no more than so that a wheel can get between them. Then the scouts compete to see who can be the longest on the way through the spears. It is forbidden to put your feet down and you must not help the person on the track. This tests the balance and patience of the scouts.
Lay a track with some kind of obstacle (you can use the scout necker or whatever you have at hand) Keep the track so that you can ride between the obstacles. Then the scouts compete over who is the fastest to bracket around the obstacles.
You can then of course invent any puzzle you can think of depending on the subject and situation, maybe there is an ideal puzzle in the immediate vicinity of you then of course you click there.
Remember that it is legal for individuals under the age of 15 to wear a helmet when cycling, but you should always use a helmet!
Materials and utensils:
Bicycle, helmet, when you go on long journeys, make sure you have a repair kit with you. Many things can go wrong, but most should be able to be repaired on site if you have a simple repair kit on hand. Also remember the wheel pump.
The group prepares a time capsule and buries it in the ground, e.g. during the construction of a new scout cabin or scout home. You can also dig it in a different place, make a map where you mark the place and paste it on the back of the picture of Baden-Powell in the scout home and wait for future scout generations to find it.
Making the capsule:
Use containers made of materials that do not degrade in nature, such as plastic, metal or strong rubber. You can use a kitchen container, lunch box, metal box with a lock, as long as moisture does not get into the contents. It is good to seal the joints with silicone putty.
When choosing small items for the capsule, it’s fun to put together things from contemporary scout work, such as club logos or from events, scarves, knots, utensils, brochures, convention books, and more. It is also fun to post photos of the party members and write personal greetings to the people of the future.
Other contemporary objects that could have historical value later on are, for example:
- Newspaper clippings: the main news of the year.
- Pictures of today’s technology (cars, computers, telephones and other rapidly evolving and changing things).
- Fashion: something that says about today’s fashion, pictures or little things.
- Receipts from stores (to see price changes for necessities).
Tools and equipment:
- Lunchbox or other plastic or metal box
- silicone putty
- Contemporary differences
Abseiling is a fairly old phenomenon in Iceland where it sinks to eggs. It is also used in the rescue operations of the Coast Guard’s rescue squad and helicopter rescue squad.
The squad practices rock climbing with the aim of making party members familiar with rock climbing. Although the name of this project refers to the fact that it should rescue people by abseiling down the rocks, it is not necessarily necessary. The equipment that exists today is of such a nature that it is possible to step down from almost anything.
The party needs to find out the appropriate equipment and it needs to be in order. Then, of course, you need to find a rock or something suitable nearby that is of a nature that everyone in the countryside can spray themselves on. Regarding the equipment needed, there is a possibility that someone in your ward has the necessary equipment. It may also be possible for your scout club to have the necessary equipment, but if not then it is quite certain that rescue teams in the vicinity of you have the equipment available.
In a rock fall, it is essential that you do not go too far in the project, but start small and tackle bigger challenges as your interest and ability allow. Start by descending heights that everyone in the party trusts, but also be prepared for the fact that party members will be quick to take control and try to ensure that everyone gets to a challenge that is suitable.
Descend a 15 meter rock wall with a sieve. Every individual in the village should have gained so much experience in rock climbing that he can assist other scouts who are beginners and should know the equipment that needs to be used and the safety requirements that are made for rock climbing.
Scouts at this age should never be allowed to descend unless at least three experienced leaders are with them. One helps the scouts into the belt and takes care of tightening it, another fastens the scouts to the line and helps them over the edge and the third takes care of securing from below.
If you have prepared this project well, it is possible to complete the project in one meeting. 70 – 80 minutes should suffice. But as mentioned before, prepare well, find a suitable location, make sure that all the equipment is there and that the scouts come to the meeting place where you are going to descend or that it is a short walk from the scout house. Use the party meeting to introduce the basics to the party and try to make sure that as many people as possible have the basics clear after the meeting.
Utensils and equipment:
- Seat belt / climbing belt