Queen's Venturer Award
The Queen's Venturer Award is the highest award in the Venturer section of Scouts Canada, the Canadian branch of the Scout movement. The award is presented to Venturers who have acquired competence and skills that will be of considerable use to themselves, their company, and their community. These Venturers will have also been recognized by the company, the advisor, and Scouts Canada as being worthy of receiving the Award.
The Queen's Venturer Award signifies that a Venturer has, in the opinion of those who know the Venturer, both the character and ability of be of significant help to other people.
The Award consists of a cloth emblem and a parchment certificate, signed by the Governor General of Canada, otherwise known as the Chief Scout of Canada.
A canditate for the Queen's Venturer Award must meet the following requirements:
- Hold the Venturer Award or demonstrate equivalent skills and knowledge.
- Hold a current St. John Ambulance or Canadian Red Cross Society Standard level First Aid Certificate.
- Hold the World Conservation Award.
- Be currently certified in a Service Skill.
- Complete a minimum of fifty hours service of your choice for which you receive no monetary reward.
- Act as an activity leader or Scouter-in-training at no less than eight meetings or activities. You may also substitute twelve hours service at a beaver, cub or scout camp actively working with youth.
- Demonstrate leadership in a peer environment by being actively involved for a period of time with a decision-making body.
- Demonstrate your commitment to the Venturer Promise by:
- a. Earning the Blue Stage religion in life award in your church,
- b. Successfully completing a recognized course in world religions
- c. Other active demonstrations of your continuing spirituality to the satisaction of your company and advisor.