Venturing

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 Jeff Duer at jeff.duer@scouting.org or (650) 341.5633 x101

NEW Cosplay Venture Crew!

Posted May 22, 2020

Cosplay pirates and ninja

We are proud to announce the formation of Venturing Crew 1939, focused on Cosplay! This new Crew will be a “remote learning” Crew for youth interested in Cosplay, the art of portraying a fictional character by making and dressing in costume.

Venturers will acquire skills for creating a costume based on a character, analyze ethical decision making from researching their character, leadership opportunities in working with other youth, and community service in attending shows. Weekly meetings will be done with Zoom. Crew Advisor Caitlin Kagawa is a Venturing and Sea Scout alumna, who learned her cosplay skills in Venturing. Ms. Kagawa has a Masters in Design for Entertainment Media from UCLA and a BA in Theater and Performance Studies from UC Berkeley. Caitlin has worked for Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, designed over 15 productions for theater and film, and worked on projects such as Westworld, How to Get Away With Murder, an upcoming Marvel film, and more. If you are a fan of superheros, Star Wars, Ren Fairs, or science fiction, this is the Crew for you.

Who can join?
  • This program is co-ed and welcomes of all walks of life.
  • Youth must be ages 14-20 (or 13 and completed the 8th grade).
  • Must have access to a device equipped for video calls to participate in Crew Meetings.
How do I join?

Contact the crew at venturing1939@gmail.com.

Venturing Activities

Virtual 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.

2021 National Jamboree has been postponed

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

  • Summer 2021, West Virginia New dates TBD
  • Learn more
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.

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!