In Bunker Hills Regional Park
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Venturing Crew is a youth development program of the Boy Scouts of America for young men and women who are 14 (and have completed the eighth grade) through 20 years of age. Bunker Park Stable's Venturing Crew is for those interested in learning more about horses and their care and sharing that knowledge with others. The kids plan and execute activities with the guidance of adult leaders, developing solid leadership and life skills along the way. For more information download the information form or contact our Charter Organization Head, Sarah, at (763) 757-9445.
Girl Scout Badge
We are certified by the Girl Scout Council and our two hour program (held rain or shine) covers the requirements for the Horse Fan and Horse Rider badges. Our instructors are friendly and knowledgeable and will encourage interaction with the scouts. The first hour is spent in the barn for a hands-on discussion followed with another hour in the arena taking part in a structured riding lesson. Scouts must be at least 7 years old. We request a 5 person minimum to hold the program. If leaders wish to ride, the cost is $35.00/adult. Be sure to read the Troop Leader's Checklist at the bottom of the page.
We will teach the basics of proper posture, communication with a horse, and rhythm skills. Our first concern is always to teach control and safety. The scouts may learn to trot their horses, but that is left to the discretion of the instructor. We will not canter. If your troop has been through our basic Horse Scouting Badge program (covering Horse Fan Badge and Horse Rider Badge requirements) and is interested in learning the skills for a higher badge, a Cadette level badge is available. Please contact our office. It is the leaders' responsibility to obtain the badges from the Girl Scout Council store. Riding helmets (not bike helmets) are required and provided by the Council at no charge for all participants who will be around horses, including adults. Scout helmets are stored at our facility.
Boy Scout Badge
Our BSA Certified Merit Badge Instructors will guide your scouts through the requirements for the Horsemanship Merit Badge in this three hour program. The first two hours will be spent in a classroom setting covering the first ten requirements of the badge. The last hour will be spent in the arena for a lesson covering the eleventh requirement. Our instructors may modify some of the requirements at their discretion to the ability level of the students; safety is our primary concern. Riding helmets are required and are provided by us at no additional charge. If leaders wish to ride the cost is $30/adult. It is the leaders' responsibility to obtain badges from the Scout Shop. Be sure to read the Troop Leader's Checklist at the bottom of the page.
The program will cover the following:
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*At the discretion of the instructor.
Cub Scout Program
Introduce the wonderful world of horses to your cub scouts, ages 7 and up, in an exciting two hour program at Bunker Park Stable. Designed as a stepping stone to the Horsemanship Merit Badge, the first hour will be spent in the barn with our knowledgeable instructors learning about horse safety, basic care, grooming and saddling. The second hour will be spent in the arena for a riding lesson focusing on the basics of safe mounting/dismounting, proper posture, and good communication and rhythm skills. This program is designed to be a stepping stone to the Boy Scout Horsemanship Merit Badge. Leaders should make registrations at least two weeks in advance. Registrations must be held with a credit card or $100 deposit.
Troop Leader’s Checklist