Our congregation has recently undertaken an experiment in youth ministry. We have adopted BSA Venture Crew 007 and “married” it to our youth group. The two groups share leadership, some members, and many activities.
Both groups were rather small and combining them for many activities enables us to get around the “Sarah can’t make it” problems that prove so challenging for groups of 5 or 6 kids. The youth group will still do some things, such as district retreats, without the crew and the crew will still engage in some activities that are only open to scouts.
Our goal is a remarkable youth ministry that is both uncompromisingly Lutheran and a lot of fun.
We recently posted pictures of our second joint activity on our Facebook page. Click to see the pictures of our trip to Lost Island Water Park.