Venturing Crew 7
We, the members of Venture Crew 7, in order to create a quality program for scouts involved in this Venturing Crew by living by the Venturing Oath and the rules of the Boy Scouts of America, establish this constitution.
Article I: Name
The name of this organization is Venturing Crew 7 of the Old Baldy Council, Boy Scouts of America.
Article II: Membership
Section 1: Membership is open to all boys and girls who are between the ages of 14 and 20 years old.
Section 2: Prospective members shall not be disqualified due to race, color, creed, religion, or sex.
Section 3: Members must follow the steps set forth by the National Boy Scouts of America and the local Old Baldy Council.
Section 4: Members will be considered active if they have filled out the proper paperwork and paid the dues set forth by this constitution.
Article III: Uniforms
Section 1: Class A uniforms are to be worn on super-activities while touring and traveling. Class A uniforms consist of Green Shirt, Zip-off pants, leather belt, and boots.
Section 2: Class B uniforms consist of Class B T-shirt and zip-off pants and are expected to be worn at all other non-super activity outings while in public or while traveling. During the actual activity, civilian clothes may be worn.
Article IV: Officers
Section 1: The available officer positions are: Crew President, Administrative Vice President, Program Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer.
Section 2: A single term shall last no more than 12 months. If one wishes to hold the position longer than the designated time, a re-election process must take place.
Section 3: The duties of each officer are stated in the most recent edition of the Venturing Leader Manuel.
Article V: Elections
Section 1: The current Crew President shall conduct the elections with the assistance from the Crew Advisor(s).
Section 2: Any currently registered member of the crew can nominate a candidate for a position. Candidates being nominated must also be currently registered in Crew 7.
Section 3: At least one other member must second that nomination.
Section 4: Every member must vote in a secret ballot for each position.
Section 5: Votes will be decided upon a simple majority. In the event that a candidate is running un-opposed, members must either vote to approve or not to approve the candidate for office. If the candidate is not approved, a re-election may take place in attempt to reach majority.
Article VI: Crew Business
Issues that are brought upon the crew shall be decided upon a consensus. If, however, a compromise cannot be reached, a simple majority vote shall be held regarding the issue.
Article VII: Meetings
Section 1: General Crew meetings shall be held on the second Sunday of every month.
Section 2: Meetings are held from 3:00-5:00 pm.
Section 3: The location of the meetings shall be at the Westmont United Methodist Church.
Article VIII: Dues
Section 1: The only dues required is that set by national to register in the Venturing program.
Section 2: There are no monthly dues.
Section 3: Future dues are to be determined depending on the Crew's financial status.
Article IX: Crew Financing
Section 1: Fund-raising shall financially benefit the individual, rather than the crew.
Section 2: If needed, the crew may conduct Crew Fundraisers only if necessary and approved by a majority vote by the crew membership.
Article X: Amendments
Section 1: Proposed amendments must be submitted in writing at least one week prior to discussion of the amendment at any regularly scheduled crew meeting.
Section 2: Proposed amendments must be ratified by a 2/3 vote of the crew membership.
Article XI: Ratification
The constitution shall be ratified when approved by a three-fourths vote of the crew membership.