Venturing Program

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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
OR
  • are 14 years old and have completed the 8th grade.
Prior participation in Boy Scouting or Varsity Scouting is not required.

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.

Contents

Ideals

Venturers will learn and live by the Venturing Oath and the Venturing Code.

Advancement and recognition

The basic advancement system

Venturing Bronze Award

Venturing Gold Award

Venturing Silver Award

Expert-level awards

Quest Award - Venturing sports and fitness award.

TRUST Award - Venturing religious and community life award.

Ranger Award - Venturing outdoor skill proficiency award.

Other awards

Sea Scouting

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.

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