The ADVENTURER SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER
ISSUE NO. 3
CENTRAL REGION/AREA 4/OHIO AND WEST VIRGINIA
In This Issue: • Recruiting • High Adventure Activities • Venturing Spotlight • Advisor’s Second Is your crew unique?
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2013 Jamboree Review As a Venturer, you are supposed to have fun and work on advancement. Also, you’re to recruit either as a unit or as an individual. As an individual, you can go out and recruit or spread the excitement by word of mouth. You would be surprised with how much word of mouth would get someone interested in Venturing. Another way to recruit is by carrying around some type of Venturing material with you and explain the fun you have in the program. Holding conversations with people and keeping them interested will make their mind up for them. Peer to peer recruiting is the method to this madness. Also, a great way for getting people to join your crew is by bringing them to a meeting or a fun event with your crew. Or, you can get their number and invite them to JOIN YOUR WONDERFUL CREW! Get them involved somehow into your crew to keep you membership increasing. Lastly, remember it’s everyone’s duty to recruit new members, so go out and RECRUIT, RECRUIT, RECRUIT! And of course, HAVE FUN!
JV Hooks VP-Administration
Spread the Word of Venturing!
What makes high adventure more fun? High adventure with your friends. Venturing offers some amazing experiences, so why wouldn’t you want to share those experiences with your friends? This brings us to the goal of this article: how to recruit. The best way to get people to join Venturing is by having Venturers talk to their friends. I joined Venturing Name: Amanda Leuty because my friends from Boy Age: 17 Scouts were in it and I am sure those of you reading this can think Crew: 2289 of a friend that either told you Council: Greater Western about Venturing or got you to join. ! Reserve I am writing this article to convince you to be that friend to Hobbies: Reading, someone else. Venturing does Spending time outside, jewelry making, and spending some pretty awesome stuff. Why time with friends and family not share that with someone? Recruiting is simple. Just casually Favorite Venturing talk about what you did over the memory: My favorite weekend. I’m sure you’ll have Venturing memory is being some incredible stories to get the first youth female staff people interested. You know as member for the NYLT course in my council much as I do that someone will be a lot more interested if one o of their friends talks to OCTOBER CALENDAR OF EVENTS the about joining Venturing g Conference • Oct. 4-6 - Area 4 Trainin t than some stranger or @ Zanesville, OH a adult. So get out there and recruit! It will be easier dy Bear tor • Oct. 11 - Take Your Ted t than you think. Work Day Henry Gunther • Oct. 14 - Columbus Day Area 4 President • Oct. 31 - Halloween
COMING NEXT MONTH! • Crews with Unique Interests • Advisor’s Second • Venturing Spotlight
CONTACT INFORMATION President: Henry Gunther firstname.lastname@example.org VP-Administration: JV Hooks email@example.com VP-Program:Virginia McGhee firstname.lastname@example.org VP-Communications: Hampton Zobrist email@example.com
Recruitment Toolbox Do you need a flier for your upcoming even t? Do you need help developing a marke ting plan for your counci l or crew? There is help! Go to www.scouting.org/ venturing to materials to add to your Recruitment Toolbox!
THE ADVENTURER AREA 4 Issue No. 3 September Edition www.scouting.org/venturing www.crventuring.org www.facebook.com/groups/CRV.Area4 @area4venturing
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