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For your convenience, most common Venturing questions are answered right here.

Q: What is Venturing?

A:  Venturing is a new “old” program of the Boy Scouts of America. Originally part of the Exploring Division, it finally came into its own in 1998. It has become the fastest growing program of the BSA. Young adults have found through the Venturing program the outlet they have been looking for in their age group.

It has been an exciting time of fast growth and great learning experiences. The Venturing youth cabinet is in a unique position to promote this exciting program through their active involvement in their regions and throughout the United States.

There are continued misconceptions about what Venturing is all about. Venturing is not for young boys and girls but rather for young adults. They are able to do more and go further as a Venturer in a Venturing crew.

Venturing provides positive experiences to help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults. Venturing provides the skills needed for young adults to make ethical choices, experience a fun program full of adventure and challenges, acquire leadership skills, and to take advantage of opportunities to advance their skills and knowledge in the areas of high adventure, sports, arts, hobbies, religious life, and Sea Scouting.

Q: What is the  Scout Oath, Scout Law, and Venturing Motto?

The Scout Oath

On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.


The Scout Law

A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.

The Venturing Motto

Lead the Adventure.

Q: What awards are available to Venture Scouts?

A:  Venture Scouts have four core awards designed around adventure to reflect this engaging program, which challenges Venturers to experience activities beyond their typical routine.

Venturing Awards

Venturing Award
Discovery Award
Pathfinder Award
Summit Award

Venture Scouts can utilize the Venturing Awards Tracking Spreadsheet.

Additional  awards options available to Venturer’s are detailed on this Scouting.org resource.

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