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Advancement in Venturing is not a single, simple path like advancement in the Boy Scout program. It contains a main branch of five Bronze Awards, the Gold Award, and the Silver Award, the higest award in Venturing. The program also offers "Expert-level" awards: the Ranger Award, the Quest Award, and the TRUST Award, all of which are expansions and 'sequels' to a particular Bronze Award. There is also an advancement path specifically for Sea Scouts which leads to its highest award, the Quartermaster Award.
Venturing main branch
There are five Bronze Awards. They can be earned in any order or concurently, like Merit Badges in the Boy Scouting program. Four of them (excluding Arts and Hobbies) are part of an expert-level award (or reversely, four expert-level awards build from a Bronze award). Earning one Bronze Award is required in order to earn the Gold Award.