What is Venturing?
Venturing is for young men and women who are between the ages of 14 and 20 (or 13 years of age and completion of 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.
The 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.
The Scout Oath (Promise)On My Honor, I Will Do My Best To Do My Duty
To God And My Country
To Obey The Scout Law; To Help Other People At All Times;
To Keep Myself Physically Strong, Mentally Awake, And Morally Straight.
The Scout Law
A Scout is
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