“Teach Scouts not how to get a living, but how to live.” (Baden-Powell)
The Shevet (Hebrew tribe) welcomes boys and girls aged 12 to 17 years.
In the clans, the oldest Scouts – called « Senior Scouts » – are the younger brothers and sisters of the younger ones, helping them in their discoveries and learning.
The « Senior Scouts » have a program specific to their age group that prefigures the one proposed in the Rover Scout section. This program is lived in the Venture Patrol of the Tribe.
The Venture Patrol has its own blue and brown flag.
Some projects and activities will be common to Senior Scouts and Rovers.
The program proposed from the Senior Scouts is to allow young people to get out of their « comfort zone » and to discover themselves, the world and the others.
Small video that introduces very well one of the characteristics of Scouting: LA ZONE DE CONFORT : OSEZ EN SORTIR DO YOU DARE TO DREAM? ¿TE ATREVES A SONAR? - the comfort zone - the learning zone ... and the panic zone
The Venture Patrol
The Senior Scouts are members of the Venture Patrol of the Shevet. As the name suggests, the Venture Patrol is exploring new horizons with age-appropriate activities for the oldest scouts and scouts (from 15 years old in general).
Senior Scouts are wearing their Clan Shoulder Knot and the Blue (1st year) & Brown (2nd year) Senior Scout Shoulder Knot.
Venture Patrol Induction Ceremony
At the Senior Scouts welcoming ceremony at the Venture Patrol, they say the Senior Scout Oath:
- The future is a space to be created. I am responsible for this. It is up to me to take responsibility for my words and deeds.
- With the Tsofim Yehudim, I accept the challenge to build an open Clan throughout the world, to develop projects of benefit to others, to take charge of my personal progress and to provide direction to my commitment.
- With your help, I shall demonstrate my commitment through my regular and deliberate presence, through my reflection based on the texts of the Jewish tradition and through my ability to live together with the youngest generation and with my predecessors.
- I shall dare to create and communicate, to make nature a place of life and discovery, to go off and discover new horizons.
It is the commitment to take responsibility within his/her clan, to train the youngest, to prepare for taking responsabilities by deepening his personal progress and choosing areas of specialization (Senior Badges).
At the end of the ceremony, the Shevet Leader slips the Blue Shoulder Knot into the left shoulder of his/her chultsa, the symbol of his/her first year in the Venture Patrol of the Tribe.
A Scout Name for Senior Scouts
At this ceremony, he/she will receive a scout name, a totem that reminds of the scout personality. In addition to a totem, they receive one or two « qualifiers“ related to their personality.
From this ceremony, they will be known and called by their scout name, by their totem. He/she will wear a woogle representing his/her totem.
Tsofim Yehudim, LeDor VaDor
Jewish Scouts, from generation to generation