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 or Sea Scout in a Venturing crew or Sea Scout ship.
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.
As part of the national Venturing youth cabinet, you will be able to help advance Venturing as well as promote the idea
that the Venturing program is for YOUNG ADULTS who want a broader experience in leadership, vocations, and hobbies. (See
age and gender charts in your materials.)
Advancement, Awards, Recognitions
In addition to rank advancement, there are a variety of individual awards are available to Venturers.
Looking for more information to help you navigate your way through Venturing?
The BSA offers the traditional spruce-green uniform shirt for Venturers. It is recommended that crews adopt a charcoal-gray
casual pants and/or backpacking-style shorts for their uniform. However, each crew may determine what, if any, specific
uniform pants or shorts they will wear based on crew activities.Check out where to put all of your patches on your uniform.
Did you know there are college scholarships available to Venturers? Would you be interested in working on a camp staff
in Europe? Find out more here.