A co-ed program, young people in Venturing learn leadership skills and participate in challenging outdoor activities. Venturing is one of the fastest growing programs in the Boy Scouts of America.

Venturing is a program for young men and women ages 14 through 20 (or 13 and completed eighth grade). The purpose of Venturing is to provide experiences to help young people mature and become responsible and caring adults. Venturing focuses resources that help a community organization provide wholesome, flexible, well-rounded, challenging activities, tailor-made for teenage youth. Those resources include access to Boy Scout camping properties, a recognition program, youth protection training, and specific program helps for a variety of outdoor disciplines.

To find a Venturing crew in your area, click here.

Questions? Contact Ron Chang at or (650) 341.5633 x101

Venturing Activities

Memorial Day Remembrance (for everyone)

Come place flags at Golden Gate National Cemetery to pay tribute to the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our country.

  • May, the Saturday before Memorial Day
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2023 National Jamboree

Scouts and Venturers have a one-of-a-kind experience at the 2021 National Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia!

Oljato Summer Camp

At Camp Oljato we have an excellent summer camp with programs geared for all ages and stages. While at camp, Scouts and Venturers can work on earning a number of merit badges, as well as WATERSKIING, HORSEBACK RIDING, RAPPELLING, and LOG ROLLING! We have a great First Year “Transitional” program for those new to Scouting.

  • 6 week-long sessions during the summer (4 weeks in 2022)
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Klondike Derby

Winter camping and competition! Join your fellow Scouts and Venturers for a fun weekend in and on the snow! Featured events include Sled Race, Jumbo Ski, Snowshoe Relay, Spear Throw, Fire Building, Snowball Toss, Ice Rescue, and Moon Ball.

Council Camporee

Scouts and Venturers learn and practice your fire building, first aid, and a host of other wilderness survival skills. Patrols (5-8 Scouts each) will compete against one another for top scores and bragging rights! For Scouts BSA and Venturers.

Gold Rush Adventure Days

Gold Rush era-themed campout with 20+ activities for Scouts BSA, Venturers, and their Webelos II guests. Pan for gold; rope a steer; shoot a bow & arrow; throw tomahawks and shoot muzzle-loading rifles (young ‘uns can shoot pellet guns at the shooting gallery); make candles, ropes, and bullets; brand leather and wood; cook your own jerky, donuts, and bread; start your fire with flint & steel; cut wood for your cabin with a 2-man bucksaw; drink sarsaparilla and play cards at the saloon; visit the general store; and more!