Venturer groups are for young people aged from thirteen to fifteen. Venturers take more responsibility for shaping their own group activities, with support and advice from adult volunteers.
Venturer groups will offer a broad and engaging programme of activities, many led by the young people themselves. A key difference from younger age groups is that Venturer groups are often more outwardly focussed — taking what they have learned and applying it in their own community, through campaigning and social action on issues that matter to them.
Volunteers working with Venturers will typically take on more of a facilitative, coaching role, helping young people achieve the goals that they set for themselves and making sure the group is a safe and supportive environment for all. Most Venturer groups are supported by a small group of volunteers, unlike many Elfin or Pioneer groups.
Alongside campaigning and social action projects, Venturers have the chance to get outdoors and try adventurous activities. There are also opportunities for Venturers to connect with groups from other parts of the UK. A Venturer programme could include