What is Venturing

Venturing is a youth development program of the Boy Scouts of America for young men and women who are 14 through 20 years of age. The purpose of venturing is to provide experiences to help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults.

Venturing is based on a unique and dynamic relationship between youth, adult leaders, and organizations in their communities. The local community establishes a Venturing Crew by matching their people and program resources to that of young people. The result is a community-based program that provides exciting and meaningful activities that helps youth pursue their special interest, to grow, to develop leadership skills, and to become good citizens.

Venturing focuses on six experience areas:

    • Develop a better understanding of America's social, economic, and government systems
    • Encourage pride in our American heritage
  2. Leadership
    • Develop leadership skills
    • Preparing to give leadership and fulfill our responsibilities to american society and to the people of the world
  3. Fitness
    • Improve mental, emotional, and physical fitness
    • Develop ethical decision-making skills
  4. Social
    • Installing stable personal values
    • Develop skills in dealing with all people and encouraging a sense of family and community
  5. Outdoor
    • Develop a degree of self-reliance based on courage, initiative, and resourcefulness
    • Understand and appreciate the wise use of resources and the protection of our environment
  6. Services
    • Encourage the skill and desire to help others
    • Gain a keen respect for the basic right of others

The Venturing program is similar to the Explores. In fact, in many ways, it has taken over some of what the Explores use to do. For more information drop by the National Web Page



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