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Silver Award Requirements
1. Earn one Venturing Bronze Award.
2. Earn the Venturing Gold Award, which includes knowing and living the Venturing Oath, service, personal development, and 12 months tenure.
3. Be proficient in emergency preparedness, including earning Standard First Aid and CPR certification, and knowing and using BSA Safe Swim Defense.
4. Demonstrate leadership, including successfully completing the Venturing Leadership Skills Course.
5. Participate in the Ethics in Action program, including Ethical Controversies activities and an Ethics Forum.
6. Show a crew review committee you have met the requirements for the Silver Award.
1. Become certified in Standard First Aid or equivalent course.If you choose the American Red Cross Standard First Aid version of the course, the curriculum includes how to recognize an emergency and overcome the reluctance to react; how to recognize and care for breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults (training to care for infants and children is optional); and how to identify and care for life-threatening bleeding, sudden illness, and injury. The course is approximately 6½ hours. Your Standard First Aid certification will expire three years from the date of issue. Your CPR certification will expire one year from the date of issue.
2. Become certified in CPR. You can take a stand-alone CPR course
or take it as part of another course such as Standard First Aid. Please
remember that CPR certification lasts for only one year, at which time you
will need a refresher course. Like Standard First Aid,. it is good to always
be current in your CPR certification. You most likely will get an
opportunity to use your skill in saving a life.
4. Either lead or participate in a group swim using BSA Safe Swim Defense. Swimming
can be a great way for you and your crew members to stay fit and to just
have fun. To ensure that you and your friends will continue to do just that,
always insist you use Safe Swim Defense.
Since leadership is a form of service to others, don't be afraid to ask your followers, those you serve, how you are doing. If you don't have an occasional assessment of your progress, you might not improve. Learn to value the opinion of others. This must be in addition to the leadership requirement in the Venturing Gold Award. Ethics in Action--Requirements:
- Successfully complete the Venturing Leadership Skills Course.
- Successfully serve for at least six months in an elected or appointed crew, district, or council leadership position.
Silver Award Review
- Participate in at least two Ethical Controversies Activities from chapter 9 of theVenturing Leader Manual. These activities are scenarios that will put you and those who do the activities with you into challenging, problem-solving situations. In a constructive way, these activities will help you develop the following personal skills:
- Promoting productive conflict resolution
- Polite disagreement
- Listening to new ideas
- Understanding other people's perspectives
- Working toward a solution that the group involved will support and implement
- Either organize and lead, or help to organize and lead, an Ethics Forum for your crew, another crew, school class, or other youth group.An Ethics Forum is simply another, more formal, way of gathering information about ethics. You will invite two or more adults to form a panel for your crew or group to ask questions about ethics in their personal or professional lives. You can even invite adults related to your crew's specialty; if you are in a sports crew, you could invite a sports doctor, a coach, and a professional athlete. You can even invite guests such as family members and friends to join you. You can even use the information gathered from the Ethics Forum to develop your own Ethical Controversies activities.
After completing all requirements, the candidate should prepare evidence of completion of work. It should be submitted to the crew Advisor along with the completed and personally signed Silver Award Progress Record and Application. The crew president, in conjunction with the crew Advisor, should then appoint a review committee of four to six people including Venturers and adults. The review committee should review the candidate's written documentation and interview the candidate to determine whether the candidate complete all work and grew as a result of the pursuit of the Silver Award. The application is then approved by the crew Advisor and crew committee chairman and submitted to your council service center.
Above information from Venturing Handbook (No. 33493), 1999 printing.
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