Venturing provides young men and women the opportunity to enjoy high adventure outdoor activities and real-world leadership experiences, with increasing responsibility, in a challenging personal development program. Venturing is open to young men and women, ages 13-20, who have completed grade eight.
Venturing is only limited by the imagination of its crew members. A Venture Crew is led by the young men and women in the Crew. Adult leaders are present to assist, mentor, and guide young leaders in their adventures. Crew members may choose to sail the Caribbean, produce a play, climb a mountain, teach others to scuba dive, enjoy the great outdoors, or attend the Olympics. All these adventures are being done today by Venture Crews across the country.
Venturers plan advancement and progress at their preferred pace. They may choose from activities such as bouldering, biking, wilderness survival, and countless other adventures, sports, arts, and hobbies. Experts in these fields are ready to help provide fun, real-world experiences. Youth are rewarded for each achievement, helping them stay motivated and gain self-confidence. Goal setting helps Venturers grow in self-reliance.
Venture crews meet weekly or every other week. Many crews will participate in one event or activity per month.
Every dollar of the national membership fee goes to the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America to handle the cost of essential services for those participating in approved Scouting activities, program resources, safety standards, youth protection and personal safety training, and services to councils nationwide to sustain Scouting. Learn more about the fees.
Scouting is a volunteer-led program. Each Crew is sponsored by a local chartered organization. Parents are welcome and encouraged to participate and get involved as a volunteer leader. Parents and chartered organizations select leaders for crews. Volunteer leaders will be provided with training and resources needed to deliver a great program.
Crew leaders work with youth and their families, improving the community through fun-filled activities that teach volunteerism, leadership, citizenship, and the values of the Scout Oath and Law. By serving as a leader you can help influence the kind of adults Scouts grow to be. By serving as a leader you can help influence the kind of adults Scouts grow to be.