Venture Crew 73

Chartered to
Valley Forge Volunteer Fire Co.
630 Valley Park Road

Valley Forge, PA. 19481
by
Chester County Council,
Boy Scouts of America

Oath & Bylaws

I. PREAMBLE

 A. VENTURE OATH

  As a Venturer...

  • I promise to do my duty to God
    and help strengthen America,
  • to help others,
  • and to seek truth, fairness, and adventure in our world.


II. BY-LAWS

 A. OBJECTIVES

 The objectives of Venture Crew 73 are:

1. To meet the needs and goals of the Crew members while remaining faithful to the objectives of the Venture program.

2. To follow the ideals of the Venture Oath.

3. To ensure that both youth and adult members find the Venturing program to be beneficial and enjoyable.

B. MEMBERSHIP

    • Membership shall be open to all young adults between the ages of 14 and 21.  No prospective member shall be disqualified because of race, color, creed or sex. All members must be registered as Venturers and agree to the Venture Oath and Crew bylaws.

C. OFFICERS

    • The normal term of office shall be for one year starting in September, with elections to be held in August. No member shall serve more than two consecutive terms in the same office. The president shall appoint a nominating committee of three members. Each candidate will be interviewed, put on a ballot, and campaign until the election.

1. PRESIDENT

Key youth leader works closely with the Crew Advisor and the youth leadership team to plan crew and crew officers meetings.

2. ADMINISTRATIVE VICE PRESIDENT

Responsible for membership and recognition.

3. PROGRAM VICE PRESIDENT

Surveys membersí interest in program activities.

4. SECRETARY

Keeps records, takes minutes, and handles correspondence.

5. TREASURER

Maintains dues and crew treasury.

6. ACTIVITY CHAIRS

Shall be appointed by the president, with the approval of the Advisor as needed.

 D. CREW BUSINESS

    • Crew business will be conducted under the principles outlined in Robertís Rules of Order.  Voting on all issues will be by a simple majority, with the exception of changes to the bylaws, which will require a two-thirds vote of the officers and participating membership.  A quorum shall consist of one more than the majority of members for votes on routine business.

 E. GENERAL MEETINGS

    • General meetings will be held twice a month. The day will be decided by the membership at the beginning of each school year.

 F. OFFICERíS MEETINGS

    • Officerís meetings will be held at least once a month, prior to the first crew meeting of the next month, or in conjunction with a crew meeting.

 G. NEWSLETTER

    • The crew will publish a newsletter every other month, which shall include all meeting dates and other information of interest to the membership. The newsletter will serve as the historical record of the crew. This will also be e-mailed to all members with the ability to receive it. This is a good job for the secretary but doesnít have to be so.