The Venturing awards and recognitions programs are designed to help Venturers grow in the areas of adventure, leadership, personal development, and service. Awards serve as benchmarks that give Venturers a structure for developing their own personal vision into manageable goals that lead to recognition by their peers, mentors, and the larger community.
The Venturing awards program has four levels:
- All Venturers should earn the Venturing Award soon after formally joining the program.
- Venturers then proceed by earning the Discovery Award and Pathfinder Award.
- Finally, Venturers earn the Summit Award, in which a young person formally serves as a mentor to other Venturers in his or her crew.
Venturing is a flexible program, and the awards program is designed to help all Venturers, no matter what their crew specialty, to grow and develop
Venturing Awards and Outcomes
- Commitment to a new experience
- BSA training on personal safety
- Small group management skill training
- Earn first-aid and CPR certifications
- Goal setting training
- Time management training
- Minimum of 24 hours of service
- Establish and achieve at least one personal goal, including peer and advisor review
- Project management training
- Plan and lead at least one crew activity of one day or longer
- Serve in elected leadership position for six months or more
- Experiential training in conflict resolution, communications, group dynamics, cooperation, and ethical controversies
- Plan and lead activity to enhance crew sustainability
- Plan and participate in service of 36 hours or more
- Establish and achieve two personal goals.
- Mentoring and coaching skills training
- Mentor a crew member in planning and leadership of crew activity
- Serve in elected leadership position for six months
- Lead the delivery of small-group management skills and training
- Complete advanced leadership training
- Plan, develop, and give leadership to a community service project
- Complete goal development and planning for all realms of personal growth
- Create personal code of conduct for review by peers and adult advisors
- Lead and guide ethical controversy and conflict resolution discussion with crew