Venturing Program

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Venturing is a program of the Boy Scouts of America. It is available to young men and women under the age of 21 who meet any of the following qualifications:

  • are at least 14 years old
  • have completed the 8th grade.
Prior participation in Boy Scouting or Varsity Scouting is not required.

Venturing is program is designed for young adults who are looking for rugged high adventure or challenging sporting activities and still want to be a part of a Scouting program that offers the advancement opportunities and values of the Boy Scouts of America.


Venturing Oath

As a Venturer, I promise to do my duty to God and help strengthen America, to help others, and to seek truth, fairness, and adventure in our world.

Venturing Code

As a Venturer, I believe that America's strength lies in our trust in God and in the courage, strength, and traditions of our people. I will, therefore, be faithful in my religious duties and will maintain a personal sense of honor in my own life. I will treasure my American heritage and will do all I can to preserve and enrich it. I will recognize the dignity and worth of all humanity and will use fair play and goodwill in my daily life. I will acquire the Venturing attitude that seeks truth in all things and adventure on the frontiers of our changing world.

Advancement and recognition

The basic advancement system

Venturing Bronze Award

Venturing Gold Award

Venturing Silver Award

Expert-level awards

Quest Award


Ranger Award

Ranger Award core requirements

1. Standard First Aid
2. Wilderness Survival
3. Communications
4. Leave No Trace
5. Cooking
6. Land Navigation
7. Emergency Preparedness
8. Convservation

Ranger Award elective requirements

1. Backpacking
2. Cave Exploration
3. Cycleing/Mountain Biking
4. Ecology
5. Equestrian
6. First Aid
7. Fishing
8. Hunting
9. Lifesaver
10. Mountaineering
11. Outdoor Living History
12. Physical Fitness
13. Plants and Wildlife
14. Project COPE
15. Scuba Certifciation
16. Watercraft
17. Winter Sports

Other awards

Sea Scouting

See Sea Scouting for further information.

Sea Scouts is a specialized segment of the Venturing program, which was organized to address members' boating skills and promote knowledge of our maritime heritage. Swimming, lifesaving, first aid, Coast Guard Auxiliary Sailing and Seamanship, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation courses are taught with the ship by its officers.

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