Intro to Venture Outdoors Leadership

Intro to Venture Outdoors Leadership

Youth Outdoor Leadership Series

These activities should be completed in the presence of a parent or guardian.

The first step in becoming a great leader is understanding your mission. The outdoors have countless benefits, and Venture Outdoors strives to connect everyone to nature by helping all feel comfortable in outdoor spaces. We do this by providing in-school and after-school activities for youth, taking them on exciting trips such as kayaking, fishing, and biking.

Intro Questions: If you could create your own outdoor organization, what would it be? How would you bring it to people in the community?

Activity: Complete this worksheet to learn more about Venture Outdoors and the benefits of getting outside. Double check your answers here.

Discussion: Think about the outdoor organization you want to create. How would you get someone excited to go outside? How would it feel to help a friend learn a new skill or information your organization will focus on?

Video: Watch this 8 minute video to learn how a few people brought rock climbing to their community. Think about the following questions:

  • How does climbing help community members feel confident in the outdoors?
  • Would you consider anyone in the film a leader? Why?