For Arts and Hobbies, Sports, or Religious Life, a Venturer must complete at least nine requirements established for each of those three areas. For Outdoor, Venturers must complete at least four core requirements and two electives that are found in the Ranger Award requirements. For Sea Scout, Venturers must earn the Sea Scout Ordinary rank. To earn a specific Bronze Award such as the Arts and Hobbies Bronze Award, all completed requirements must be Arts and Hobbies requirements.
The Venturing Gold Award program was developed to recognize the significant accomplishment in a Venturer's life as he or she has proven outstanding performance in a broad spectrum of activities. These activities relate to Venturing's areas of leadership, citizenship, social, outdoor, service, and fitness. Gold Award Application
The Venturing Silver Award is available to all Venturing youth members of the Boy Scouts of America. Its purpose is to provide a pathway for personal development; encourage Venturers to learn, grow, and serve; and recognize the high level of achievement of Venturers who acquire Venturing skills. Venturers must be proficient in emergency preparedness (including standard first aid, CPR, and Safe Swim Defense); participate in Ethics in Action; complete the Venturing Leadership Skills Course; earn the Venturing Gold Award; and earn at least one of the five Venturing Bronze awards.
Silver Award Application
The Sea Scout Quartermaster award is the highest award for the Sea Scout area of Venturing. The award is the conclusion of dedication and excellence to the ideals of the Sea Scout program. The medal is full of symbolism.
The Ranger Award exemplifies a challenging high-level outdoor/high-adventure skills advancement program. Once earned, it will identify a Ranger as someone who is skilled at a variety of outdoor sports and interest, trained in outdoor safety, and ready to lead or assist others in activities. Rangers can be great program assets to Cub Scout packs and Boy Scout troops.
THE VENTURING QUEST AWARD
While working on QUEST, Venturers will be required to learn more about what makes up a nutritional diet as well as design your own personal exercise plan based upon your lifestyle, fitness levels, and desires for a healthy and long life. Hopefully this program will introduce Venturers to a sport or sports that they will enjoy the rest of their life. As with many other requirements throughout the Venturing Program, Venturers will be required to share what they learn with others. This sharing may be done through various sports clinics and presentations with other groups. In the electives section, Venturers will be required to choose at least one sport in which to become proficient.
VENTURING TRUST AWARD
In the years since Venturing started, the program has been defined by the activities Venturers do and a popular activity is service. Religious organizations charter the majority of Venturing crews. Following in the tradition of the Quartermaster, Ranger, and Quest awards, a similar, challenging award program has therefore been created for Venturing's religious life emphasis. Trust is an essential aspect of our relationship with others - both personally and corporately. Learning to trust is the challenge. Today young people live in an increasingly pluralistic society made up of multiple nationalities, cultures, and religions. One way to work toward a safe future is to learn to get along and work together. Understanding is a good start toward trust. While working on the TRUST award, Venturers will learn more about themselves, their communities, their religion and culture, as well as those of others.
VENTURING SHOOTING SPORTS OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
While working on the Ranger Shooting Sports elective, Venturers are required to complete one of the following disciplines: air pistol, air rifle, archery, muzzle-loading rifle, shotgun, or small bore rifle. However, Venturers who go beyond the basic requirement and complete five of the six disciplines will earn the Venturing Shooting Sports Outstanding Achievement Award. Many companies and organizations in the shooting sports industry to recognize outstanding achievement in shooting sports sponsor this beautiful medal and certificate. Download Application
Venturing Leadership Award
The Venturing Leadership Award is presented by councils, regions, and the BSA National Council to Venturers/Sea Scouts and adults who have made exceptional contributions to Venturing and who exemplify the Venturing Code and Oath. Venturing Leadership Award candidates must be registered and actively involved in the Venturing/Sea Scout program for at least one year. They must hold a leadership position or office at the unit, district, or council level and must show exceptional dedication and give outstanding leadership and service to the Venturers/Sea Scouts in their unit, district, or council. Nomination form.
National Youth Leadership Society