The Boy Scouts of America endeavors to develop American citizens who are physically, mentally, and emotionally fit; have a high degree of self-reliance as evidenced in such qualities as initiative, courage, and resourcefulness; have personal values based on religious concepts; have the desire and skills to help others; understand the principles of the American social, economic, and governmental systems; are knowledgeable about and take pride in their American heritage and understand our nation's role in the world; have a keen respect for the basic rights of all people; and are prepared to participate in and give leadership to American society.
Boy Scouts of America Standard Purpose of Scouting
Article I (Name)
The name of this organization shall be Boy Scout Venture Crew and a number designated by the Heart of Virginia Council located in Richmond, Virginia.
Article II (Membership)
The membership of this organization shall consist of all fully enrolled students of Hampden-Sydney College.
Article III (Legislature)
This organization shall be under the Legislative authority of the Student Senate and subjected to all rules and regulations set forth by the Student Government pertaining to all clubs and organizations.
Article IV (The Executive)
Elected crew officers shall lead the Venture Crew. Members of the crew shall elect the officers. All executive powers shall be vested in the President of the crew. The crew shall be composed of a crew President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Activities Coordinator.
The President shall be the chief executive officer of the Venture crew, and he shall promote the general welfare of the group. He shall attend all crew and council meetings relating to the interests of the group. The President shall be an upperclassman, member not being a sophomore or freshman.
The Vice President
The Secretary shall record the minutes at all meetings and send a copy to all members of the group. The Secretary shall also assume the role as historian, talking pictures and writing descriptions about the group's activities and events. In the event that the Secretary cannot be present at functions, he shall appoint a designee in his replacement. That designee shall assume all responsibilities of the secretary. The Secretary shall be a member of the group.
The Treasurer shall be responsible for keeping up with the finances of the group. He shall be responsible for the groups' budget and expenses. The Treasurer shall obtain funds from the Student Finance Committee to support the activities of the group and document all receipts so that he may present them to the Student Finance Committee. He shall be in charge of collecting membership dues from the group. The Treasurer shall be a member of the group.
The Activities Coordinator shall be responsible for the planning of events and activities. He shall keep up with council news and make the group aware of council events. He shall, with the help of whomever he assigns, will be responsible for planning events on campus and with the Huguenot Trials district, in which we shall be a part of, and the Heart of Virginia Council. The Activities Coordinator shall be a member of the group.
Article V (Elections)
A member wishing to run for an elected position shall submit his name before the assigned day of elections, which shall take place the first week in September of each academic year excluding academic year 2008-2009. Nominations are acceptable, but must be known before the Election Day and the persons being nominated must accept or reject before the Election Day. Voting will be done by secret ballot. A person receiving a majority of votes for the position he is running for shall be declared the winner. A person may only run for one position. In the event of a tie vote, the members will vote once more; and if that does not result in a winner, the president shall be given the power to break the tie with one addition vote.
Amendments to or revisions of this constitution consistent with the policies, procedures, and bylaws of the College may be proposed by a vote of two-thirds of the elected officials and shall become effective when ratified by a majority ballot vote of the entire group within one month of proposal.