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Youth Ministries Bronze Award

To earn the Bronze Award for YOUTH MINISTRIES activities, do nine of the following:

1.    Earn your denomination's Venturing-age religious award.  See pages 68-69 of the Venturer Handbook; pages 12-13 of Relationships Resources No. 4-400; or the A Scout Is Reverant religious emblems chart No. 5-206C.

2.    (a )    Learn about cultural diversity.
       (b)    Make a presentation or tabletop display using the information you learned in (a) above. OR 
       (c)     Invite someone from a different cultural background from yours and the majority of your crew's members to give a presentation on a subject of his or her choosing. Introduce your guest.
       (d)    Participate in a discussion about cultural diversity with your crew, Sunday school class, or other group.

3.    (a)    Plan and lead a service project such as helping to build a Habitat for Humanity house, participating in a community cleanup project, or taking on a fix-up project for a nursing home or nursery.

4.    (a)    Serve as a volunteer in your church or synagogue or other nonprofit organization for at least three months.
   (b)    Keep a personal journal of your experiences each time you worked as a volunteer.
       (c)    After you have served as a volunteer for at least three months, share your experiences and how you feel about your service with others.

5.    Go on a religious retreat or religious trek lasting at least two days.

6.    Produce or be a cast member in some type of entertainment production with a religious or ethical theme, such as a play, a puppet show, or concert for a group such as a play, a puppet show, or concert for a group such as a children's group, retirement home, homeless shelter, or Cub Scout or Boy Scout group.

7.    Serve as president, leader, or officer of your Sunday school class or youth group.

8.    Complete a Standard First Aid course or higher course or its equivalent.

9.      (a)    Participate in at least two Ethical Controversies activities as a participant.
(b)    Be a facilitator for at least two Ethical Controversies activities for your crew, another crew, your school class, a Boy Scout troop, or another group.
           (c)    Lead or be a staff member putting on an Ethics Forum for your crew, your church or synagogue, or your school class.

10.    Serve as a Sunday school teacher or assistant for a children's Sunday school class for at least three months, or as a volunteer for a church/synagogue children's activity such as vacation Bible school. (This must be different than requirement 4 above.)

11.    Meet with your church or synagogue minister/rabbi/leader to find out what he or she does, what they had to do to become your leader, and what they think is the most important element of their job.

[Activities or projects that are more available in your area may be substituted with your Advisor's approval for activities shown above.]

Above information from Venturing Handbook (No. 33493), 1999 printing.

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