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Venturing is a program of the Boy Scouts of America. It is available to young men and women under the age of 21 who meet any of the following qualifications:
- are at least 15 years old
- are 14 years old and have completed the 8th grade.
Venturing is program is designed for young adults who are looking for rugged high adventure or challenging sporting activities and still want to be a part of a Scouting program that offers the advancement opportunities and values of the Boy Scouts of America.
Advancement and recognition
The basic advancement system
- Sports Bronze Award
- Religious and Community Life Bronze Award
- Arts and Hobbies Bronze Award
- Outdoor Bronze Award
- Sea Scout Bronze Award
Quest Award - Venturing sports and fitness award.
TRUST Award - Venturing religious and community life award.
Ranger Award - Venturing outdoor skill proficiency award.
- Venturing Shooting Sports Outstanding Achievement Award
- Venturing World Conservation Award
- William T. Hornaday Awards for Venturers
- See Sea Scouting for further information.
Sea Scouts is a specialized segment of the Venturing program, which was organized to address members' boating skills and promote knowledge of our maritime heritage. Swimming, lifesaving, first aid, Coast Guard Auxiliary Sailing and Seamanship, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation courses are taught with the ship by its officers.