Venturing is a new "old" program of the Boy Scouts of America. Originally part of the Exploring Division, it finally came into its
own in 1998. It has become the fastest growing program of the BSA. Young adults have found through the Venturing program the outlet
they have been looking for in their age group.
It has been an exciting time of fast growth and great learning experiences. The Venturing youth cabinet is in a unique position to
promote this exciting program through their active involvement in their regions and throughout the United States.
There are continued misconceptions about what Venturing is all about. Venturing is not for young boys and girls but rather for young
adults. They are able to do more and go further as a Venturer or Sea Scout in a Venturing crew or Sea Scout ship.
Venturing provides positive experiences to help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults. Venturing
provides the skills needed for young adults to make ethical choices, experience a fun program full of adventure and challenges, acquire
leadership skills, and to take advantage of opportunities to advance their skills and knowledge in the areas of high adventure, sports,
arts, hobbies, religious life, and Sea Scouting.
As part of the national Venturing youth cabinet, you will be able to help advance Venturing as well as promote the idea that
the Venturing program is for YOUNG ADULTS who want a broader experience in leadership, vocations, and hobbies.
If you have questions about Venturing, please call us at (318) 868-2774.