Venturing is a youth development program of the Boy Scouts of America for young men and women who are 14 (and have completed the eighth grade) through 20 years of age. The purpose of Venturing is to provide positive 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. Local community organizations establish a Venturing crew by matching their people and program resources to the interests of young people in the community. The result is a program of exciting and meaningful activities that helps youth pursue their special interests, to grow, to develop leadership skills, and to become good citizens.
Venturing crews can specialize in a variety of avocation or hobby interests. Venturing programs are developed around six experience areas of emphasis.
- Develop a better understanding of America’s social, economic, and governmental systems.
a pride in our American heritage.
- Develop leadership skills.
- Prepare for giving leadership and to fulfill responsibilities
to American society and to the peoples of the world.
- Improve mental, emotional, and physical fitness and an appreciation for sports.
ethical decision-making skills.
- Instill stable personal values firmly based on religious concepts.
- Develop skill in
dealing with all people and encourage a sense of family and community
- 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.
- Encourage the skill and desire to help others.
- Gain a keen respect for the basic rights of others.