Our section is for young adults between 15 and 17 years old. We meet on Thursday nights from 8pm – 9:30pm in Millicent Parish Hall, come rain, hail or shine!
Our Venture Unit is made up of people from all over the surrounding areas -Prosperous, Clane, Sallins and Caragh. We meet every Thursday at 8pm but we also do a huge amount of outings and activities including a lot of overnights. We travel all over Ireland for weekends away and go abroad every year on an Expedition. Previous trips include Belgium, Italy, Iceland, Sweden and this year we are planning to go to Norway to attend the Jamboree there in early August and a group of local Girl Guides may be travelling with us.
The Venture Programme
Our programme is called Fiontar, and is aimed at helping young adults to examine their personal development and design challenges that further that development. The Ventures are in total control of what activities we do, where we go, when we go. The programme simply highlights the areas of development to target and then they decide how to tackle them. The programme is based on the SPICES – Social, Physical, Intellectual, Character, Emotional, Spiritual.Fiontar is then broken into 2 sections, Suas and Trasna. During the first 18 months of the Venture section the Venture works as part of a crew to develop activities that allow them to explore the different aspects of the Spices, then during the Trasna phase they lead those crews.
We are always looking for new members and love meeting people from outside of Scouting – a lot of our members had never done any other section before they joined us! Feel free to turn up on a Thursday night, and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to send us a message on our facebook page Fifth Kildare Clane Ventures. Just remember – everybody needs a break, climb a mountain, jump in a lake!