Venturing Award

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Venturing Award

Venturing program level I award.
Created: 2014
Award Focus: Joining
Discovery Award

The Venturing Award is the first Venturing program level award similar to the Scout badge joining requirements. The first step in any journey is the courage to begin. At this level, the new crew member makes their commitment to join and move forward into the experience of Venturing.

Award key points
  • Joining level
  • Initial participation
  • Commit to crew and ideals
  • Induction into crew
Award intended outcomes
  • Commitment to a new experience
  • BSA training on personal safety


Venturing Award requirements

  1. Participate in a crew activity outside of a crew meeting.
  2. Participate in an interview conducted by your crew president and your Advisor.
  3. Complete Personal Safety Awareness training.
  4. State intention to join the crew by participating in an induction ceremony, during which you repeat and commit to live by the Scout Oath, the Scout Law, and the Venturing motto: Lead the Adventure.

The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
Handbook for Venturers, 2014 Edition (BSA Supply SKU #637685)

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Uniform and Level Award Insignia

2014 Venturing Award badge.
2014 Venturing Award badge.

Award are embroidered patches worn on the left pocket of the Venturing field uniform.

Male Venturers may wear his Boy Scout Eagle knot above the left pocket. Boy Scout rank patches cannot be simultaneously worn with the Venturing level award patches.

Venturing has an emphasis on group identity method and Venturers are encouraged but not required to wear the Venturing uniform. A crew is encouraged to develop a distinctive, common identity that represents their crew and its interests. The green shirt and gray shorts/pants may serve that purpose for the crew, and is encouraged as an option. Consistent with past practice, the Venturing field uniform is expected for participation in some council, area, region, and national Venturing events.


Program level awards may be earned after May 2014; Venturers joining after this time begin with the Venturing Award. Venturers registered before May 2014 begin with the Discovery Award.

See also

Expert-level awards

Requirement resources

  • Personal Safety Awareness Training: You can buy the DVD yourself from your local Scout Shop OR you can check it out from your Council Office. You can host the training for the whole Crew as a group training.
  • Induction Ceremony: Venturing Investiture Ceremony on the BSA site. This investiture ceremony is a sample induction ceremony available on Crews are encouraged to develop a there own ceremony. The focus of the ceremony is to ask a young adult to voluntarily commit to living by the ideals of Scouting and to freely join the World Scout Movement.

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