Venturing is a stand-alone program of the Boy Scouts of America for young men and women ages 14 through 20, who have completed the eighth grade and who subscribe to the Venturing Oath and Code. Venturing crews are operated by chartered organizations just like Cub Scout packs and Boy Scout troops. The chartered organizations match their program resources to the needs and interest of their youth members who are called Venturers. The adult leaders are called Advisors, and the top youth member is called the crew president.
A variety of awards are available to Venturers who accomplish specific advancement achievements. These awards include: