Associate Advisor

Description: A Venturing Crew Associate Advisor is an adult backup leader for the Crew Advisor, and can be male or female, but must be at least 21 years of age. Larger crews or crews with a unique program may have a number of adults serving as associate Advisors. Depending on the crew organization, their responsibilities may include providing equipment and transportation, making parental contact, planning special activities and several projects, or helping with a super activity. A crew may recruit as many associate Advisors as it deems necessary to carry out program plans.

Responsibilities: The Associate Advisor responsibilities are to:

  • Provides backup leadership for the Advisor and assumes responsibility for the crew in the Advisor’s absence.
  • Supports the youth administrative vice president and assists this person specifically with the crew’s recruitment and recognition efforts.
  • Knows the Advisor’s responsibilities and supports the responsibilities in whatever way possible.
  • Helps encourage venturers advancement; maintains advancement records, including the crew advancement chart; and reviews advancement progress at each meeting. Also, serves as an advocate for advancement programming.