Testimony to the hard-working Exec and their VSL Frank, the unit has had record numbers applying to join, especially a large cohort from Year 9 - technically below Venture age but what the hell! We must be providing something that other units in the District and (dare we say it? Dare! Dare!) also clubs & societies in the school itself cannot offer. Life skills learning & a true spirit of adventure - with a capital "A" - and a capital "V"!
And seeking out that adventure, the unit is off once more to the wilds and excitement of Norway, this time to Budor, a skiing resort in wild forest and high plateau terrain, presenting ideal opportunity to complete a DofE Silver Award expedition.
Venture 44 Edition 79 (published July 1996) - Scotland Diary, 'Adventure Around Europe' by Mike Cheshire, Climbathon, Southern Lakes Tour.
Venture 44 Edition 78 (published March 1996) - Review of 1995, Swimming Gala, Cotswold Marathon, Moral Leadership Course.
Venture 44 Edition 77 (published November 1995) - Working Visit to Nansen Centre at Black Hill in Scotland, Waun Fach & Hay-on-Wye hiking trip, Mountain Biking in the Royal Forest of Dean.