• Evan Nazareth

What is Venturing? A Quick Look at Future Scouting Opportunities

Updated: Feb 16

You might not realize it, but Scouts BSA is comprised of five unique youth programs, each with its own distinct mission. They are Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing, Sea Scouting, and Exploring (Read about all of them HERE.). Our Charter organization, Haymount United Methodist Church, is home to three of these!

Our friend, Evan Nazareth, is a youth member at one of our local Venturing Crews here in Fayetteville, NC. We offered Evan an opportunity to educate us and our site visitors on the key benefits and experiences offered to its members. So here it is: read all about it!


Now you may be asking yourself What is Venturing?

Venturing is a BSA program for male and female youth and adults aged 14-21 (or 13 and completed 8th grade) focused on leading your own adventures.

Venturing is fun because:

  • You can lead your own adventures

  • Plan the trips the way you desire

  • Attend different types of events

  • There are more shooting sports options

  • Could be eligible for more scholarships

  • And, you can grow more as a leader!

Some fun facts about Venturing are:

  • Venturing Units are called Venturing Crews instead of Troops

  • Venturing uses the same Scout Oath, Law and Sign as Scouts BSA, but Venturing has its own motto “Lead The Adventure!”

  • You can be registered in Venturing BSA and Scouts BSA and work on advancement in both programs

  • Scouts who are involved with Venturing stay in Scouting longer

If you are interested in the Venturing Program you can join or create a Venturing Crew alongside your unit.

If you have any questions about Venturing please feel free to reach out to learn more.

There is also a presentation attached that explains the Venturing program further.

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Evan Nazareth is the 2020-2021 Occoneechee Council VOA President.

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