Want to join? You can look at this list of Venturing Crews, which has
meeting places and contact information, or this map of Crews, which shows the meeting
places on a map of Durham County. You can also request information online.
|Venturing is for young men and women who are at least 14 years old and have completed the eighth grade, to 20 years
old. Venturers experience a program that is fun and full of challenge and adventure. Venturing includes activities
that involve outdoor adventure, leadership opportunities, and service to others.
Venturing Crews meet at times and dates set by the youth leaders, usually in a facility provided by the church
or other organization which sponsors the Crew. Youth members elect a President and other officers, who then plan
the Crew year and schedule meetings and activities. Adults are in advisory positions and do much less direct leading
of the Crew.
Venturing is Scouting's only co-ed program. Both males and females can be in a Venturing Crew. Crews can also choose
to be all-male or all-female.
The Venturing program includes activities that involve outdoor adventure, leadership opportunities,
and service to others.
- Outdoor Adventure: Crews often go on overnight or weekend camping trips where Scouts engage in a variety
of activities: camping, cooking, building fires, enjoying water activities like swimming and canoeing, backpacking,
rock climbing, and more.
- Leadership: Venturing Crews are led by youth leaders, elected by the youth members. Crew members can
be elected by their fellow youth to be President, Vice-President - Program, and other positions as well. Leadership
training is provided by adult advisors.
- Service: Service is an integral part of the program. Venturers engage in conservation projects, clear
and improve trails, help out at their schools or religious institutions, and can even serve Cub Scouts and Boy
More information on Venturng is available here, or at the Boy Scouts
of America's Web site.
The safety and protection of boys and girls in Venturing is of utmost importance. Learn
more about how Venturing keeps youth members safe.