Welcome to Venturing 1

What Is Venturing? 1

The Spirit of Venturing 2

How a Crew Gets Started 3

The Specific Goals of Venturing 4

The Venturing Uniform 6

Venturing Hand Salute 7

Venturing Sign 7

BSA High-Adventure Bases 8



Venturing Leadership Skills Course 11

Kodiak 11

Vision 12

Communication 12

Organization 13

Synergism 14

Your Leadership Opportunities 14

Advancement Leadership Requirements 14


Responsibilities of Crew Members 15

Responsibilities of a Venturing Officer 16

Position Descriptions for Each Youth Officer 17

Advisor Award of Merit 22

Teen Leaders’ Council 23



Background and Purpose 24

How to Start on the Trail to the Silver Award 24

Bronze Award 26

Gold Award 42

Silver Award 52

Ranger Award 62

Quest Award 64

TRUST Award 66

Earning Boy Scout Advancement 68

Quartermaster Award 69

The Scouting Organization 72

Cub Scouting 72

Boy Scouting 74

Religious Emblems Programs 76

Venturing Reference Guide 78




The 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.


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 the truth in all things and adventure on the frontiers

of our changing world.


The Scout Law

A Scout is trustworthy,

loyal, helpful, friendly,

courteous, kind, obedient,

cheerful, thrifty, brave,

clean, and reverent.