Venturing is a year-round program for young men and women who are 14 (or 13 years of age and have completed the eighth grade) through 21 years of age to provide positive experiences through exciting and meaningful youth-run activities that help them pursue their special interests, grow by teaching others, and develop leadership skills.

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Family Enrollment Kickoff Age Appropriate Guidelines Activity Consent Form
High Adventure Online Tour & Activity Plan Adult Leader Award Nominations
Ranger Camp Successful Blue & Gold Banquet Adult Leader Banquet
Scout Show Uniform (Venturer) BSA Adult Application (fillable)
Spring Camporee Unit Money Earning Application BSA Youth Application (fillable)
Winterfest Website Venturing Award (Trust) Council Properties Reservations
Venturing Great Escape Venturing Award (Bronze) District Award of Merit form
VOA Lock-In Venturing Award (Gold) Medical Form
Venturing Award (Silver) My Scouting Guide
Venturing Award (Quest) Social Media Guidelines (LFL)
Venturing Award (Ranger) Specific Assistance
Venturing Award (Shooting Sports) Venturing Training Award
World Scout Jamboree 2019 Venturing Youth Protection Guide
Appalachian Trail Conservancy What Makes a Trained Leader?
Why Shop at Local Scout Store?
Wood Badge Course
Young American Award Application


Exploring is Learning for Life’s career education program for young men and women who are at least 14 (and have completed 8th grade) and not yet 21 years old. Exploring is all about helping young adults make a more informed decision about future careers and determine if a particular career is the right one for them. Exploring leaders volunteer their time to provide real-world career experiences for young adults. Exploring is not about lectures and slide shows – it’s about gaining practical experience in a career field. The result is a program of activities that help youth pursue their special interests, grow, and develop.