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[[Image:Venturing_quest_award.jpg|thumb|Venturing Quest Award metal. Award is pinned immediately above the seam of the left pocket.]]
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<center><big>MeritBadge.Org offers [[Venturing Portal|Venturing]] resources for the [[Venturing Bronze Award|Bronze]], [[Venturing Gold Award|Gold]], [[Venturing Silver Award|Silver]],<br> [[Ranger Award|Ranger]], [[Quest Award|Quest]], and [[TRUST Award]]s with cross-references for related Venturing [[Awards]].</big></center><br>
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|name= Quest Award
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|image = Venturing_quest_award.jpg
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|caption = Award is pinned immediately<br>above the seam of the left pocket.
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|created = 2003
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|level = [[Venturing]]
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The [[Venturing]] '''Quest Award''' builds directly on the [[Sports Bronze Award]]. It focuses on the traditions of sportsmanship and lifelong fitness. By teaching about non-traditional sports, this award allows Venturers to learn skills and fitness techniques they might never have a chance to encounter before.
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After completion of the {{PAGENAME}}, the medal may be awarded at a crew recognition ceremony (similar to a Boy Scout [[Court of Honor]]), organized by the youth [[Vice President - Administration]].
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== Award requirements ==
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Venturers may also earn:
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;[[Venturing Bronze Awards]]:
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* [[Sports Bronze Award]]
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* [[Religious and Community Life Bronze Award]]
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* [[Arts and Hobbies Bronze Award]]
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* [[Outdoor Bronze Award]]
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* [[Sea Scout Bronze Award]]
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;[[Venturing Gold Award]]
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;[[Venturing Silver Award]].
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Do all of the following core requirements.
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;Expert-level awards:
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In addition, four of the five bronze awards fulfill partial requirements for Venturers continuing on and earning expert-level awards:
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* The Sports Bronze Award requirements are part of the [[Quest Award]].
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* The Religious and Community Life Bronze Award part of the [[TRUST Award]].
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* The Outdoor Bronze Award part of the [[Ranger Award]].
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* The Sea Scout Bronze Award is a duplicate of the Sea Scout [[Ordinary rank]] requirements, and is necessary on the trail to earning the [[Quartermaster Award]].
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=== Core requirements ===
 
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:1. '''Sports Bronze Award'''
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::Earn the [[Sports Bronze Award]].
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:2. '''First Aid'''
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::Complete the American Red Cross Sport Safety Training course (or equivalent) and CPR training (total of seven hours).
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::Course information: [http://www.redcross.org/services/hss/courses/sports.html Sports Safety Training] on the American Red Cross site.
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:3. '''Fitness for life'''
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::A. Complete the Fitness for Life program (Corbin and Lindsey, published by Human Kinetics). Check with your Advisor to see if your crew already has the book Fitness for Life. Ask your Advisor about offering the program for you alone, you and some other Venturers, or even your whole crew. You might find the book at your local library. You can order it directly from Human Kinetics (www.humankinetics.com): [http://www.humankinetics.com/products/search.cfm?str=fitness+for+life&field=title&search=product&criteria=fitness+for+life&journal=&SearchType=title Fitness for Life Book Titles].
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::B. Complete the following requirements:
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:::1. Make an appointment with your doctor for a complete physical before beginning any physical conditioning program. Explain to your doctor that you are preparing to undertake a 90-day physical fitness improvement program.
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:::2. Interview healthy older adults about their fitness levels. As part of these interviews, you may want to ask such questions as:
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::::* What kinds of cardiovascular activities do you do?
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::::* How have your fitness, diet, and physical activity changed over the years?
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::::* Are you more fit and/or active now than you were five (10, 15, etc.) years ago?
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:::Use this data to discuss with your crew and/or another group the importance and benefits of using exercise throughout their lives.
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:::3. Research and write an essay of 1,500 words or more, or make a presentation to your school, a Cub Scout den or pack, a Boy Scout . troop, or Venturing crew explaining what physical fitness is. Incorporate into this essay or presentation all of the following:
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::::* Aerobic capacity
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::::* Endurance
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::::* Body composition
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::::* Flexibility
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::::* Muscle strength
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:::When you have completed your research and written your essay or made your presentation, review your results with a fitness professional or your coach or Advisor.
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:::4. Based upon your essay or presentation on physical fitness, develop a personal physical fitness improvement program and follow it for a minimum of 90 days. After developing your program, review it with your Advisor and/or coach. This fitness improvement pro- gram should include the following guidelines:
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::::* Exercise a minimum of three times each week.
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::::* Complete the Venturing Weekly Exercise Plan and Chart in appendix K. At the end of each week, review your calendar. Write down the times when you seem to have the most/least energy. Note any environmental conditions or changes in your personal health (cold, flu, fever, etc.) that may have affected your performance. You may want to adjust your schedule.
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::::* Share this information with your Advisor. You may do some of your exercise workouts as part of your regular physical education class at school.
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::::Note: This may qualify as your personal improvement project for the Venturing Gold Award.
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:::5. Look though current magazines, articles, and/or videos that feature exercises. Evaluate at least three exercises. Determine how these exercises apply to personal fitness. What level of fitness is required to be able to perform the exercise and what procedures and equipment are necessary for successful completion? Present your findings to your crew and/or another youth group.
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:::6. Learn to calculate the number of calories a person would need who is sedentary, moderately active, or active, for their particular age. Keep a record for 10 days of your food intake and physical activity. How might you adjust your food intake and physical activity to change your percentage of body fat? Write a plan to maintain ideal levels of body fat. Include in this plan the six factors that influence body fatness and share this information with your Advisor and coach.
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:::7. Examine three muscular development exercises and apply biomechanical principles to each. List two reasons why these principles can reduce injuries and discuss this information with your crew or other youth group.
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:::8. Based upon the human desire for peak performance, examine and discuss the physical and psychological activities required for success. As part of this discussion, review with your crew and/or another youth group the following six specific needs (S-P-I-C-E-S) for a balanced approach to achieve this desire:
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::::* '''S'''piritual
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:::Note: S-P-I-C-E-S is supplied from the United States Anti-Doping Agency (www.usantidoping.org), see the [http://www.usantidoping.org/what/education/ Education] page on the USADA site.
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:4. '''Fitness assessment'''
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::Administer the FITNESSGRAM physical assessment test to your crew, a Cub Scout den or pack, a Boy Scout troop, another Venturing crew, or another youth group. (The Cub Scout Wolf program has a requirement that each Cub Scout to complete a similar type of activity.) See the "Physical Assessment" chapter in the ''Quest Handbook''.
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::Choose a sport from the list below or another sport approved by your Advisor.)
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:::1. Develop a profile of a typical athlete in your chosen sport, listing skills and attributes necessary to be proficient. Examples: hand-eye coordination, running speed, quick responses, heavy/light weight, tall/short.
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:::2(b) Discuss the relative importance equipment plays toward your success in that sport. (Certain sports are equipment-intensive, such as bobsled and luge.)
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:::3. Participate and show proficiency in a sport of your choice.
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:::4. For your chosen sport, give a sports clinic to a Cub Scout pack or den, Boy Scout troop, or other youth group. Include a demonstration and skills teaching. You can even include competition when possible.
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:::Here are some suggested sports for requirement 5:
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|'''Cycling'''<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
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* Field hockey
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=== Electives ===
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Complete at least one elective.
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== Notes ==
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# Venturers may complete requirements for the [[Sports Bronze Award]] and the Quest Award concurrently; however, a completed single requirement cannot be awarded as multiple credit to these two awards.
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==== Elective 1 History and heritage of sports ====
 
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==== Elective 2 Sports nutrition ====
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==== Elective 3 Drug-free sport ====
 
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==== Elective 4 Communications ====
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== External links ==
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*[http://www.scouting.org/venturing/awards/bronze.html Venturing Bronze Award] on the BSA scouting.org site.
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*[http://www.scouting.org/venturing/awards/quest.html Venturing Quest Award] on the BSA scouting.org site.
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==== Elective 5 History and heritage of the disabled sports movement ====
 
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''Source: 2003 Quest Handbook (33151)''
 
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MeritBadge.Org offers Venturing resources for the Bronze, Gold, Silver,
Ranger, Quest, and TRUST Awards with cross-references for related Venturing Awards.

Quest Award

Award is pinned immediately
above the seam of the left pocket.
Created:2003
Level:Venturing

The Venturing Quest Award builds directly on the Sports Bronze Award. It focuses on the traditions of sportsmanship and lifelong fitness. By teaching about non-traditional sports, this award allows Venturers to learn skills and fitness techniques they might never have a chance to encounter before.

After completion of the Quest Award, the medal may be awarded at a crew recognition ceremony (similar to a Boy Scout Court of Honor), organized by the youth Vice President - Administration.

Venturers may also earn:

Venturing Bronze Awards
Venturing Gold Award
Venturing Silver Award.
Expert-level awards

In addition, four of the five bronze awards fulfill partial requirements for Venturers continuing on and earning expert-level awards:

  • The Sports Bronze Award requirements are part of the Quest Award.
  • The Religious and Community Life Bronze Award part of the TRUST Award.
  • The Outdoor Bronze Award part of the Ranger Award.
  • The Sea Scout Bronze Award is a duplicate of the Sea Scout Ordinary rank requirements, and is necessary on the trail to earning the Quartermaster Award.


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Quest Award requirements

Core requirements

Do all five of the following Quest Award core requirements:

  1. Sports Bronze Award
  2. First Aid
  3. Fitness for life
  4. Fitness assessment
  5. Sports disciplines

Electives

Complete requirements for at least one Quest Award elective:

  1. History and Heritage of Sports
  2. Sports Nutrition
  3. Drug-free Sport
  4. Communications
  5. History and Heritage of the Disabled Sports Movement


The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
Quest Handbook, 2003 Edition (BSA Supply No. 33151)

The text of these requirements is locked and can only be edited
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Please note any errors found in the above requirements on this article's Talk Page.

Notes

  1. Venturers may complete requirements for the Sports Bronze Award and the Quest Award concurrently; however, a completed single requirement cannot be awarded as multiple credit to these two awards.


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