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Lewis and Clark District Venturing

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Venturing is one of the most exciting youth programs in existence today for our young men and women!  

What is Venturing?                        *Fun   *Co-ed   *High Adventure   *Service   *Leadership-Oriented   *Group Activities   *Ethical Values   *Character Building             

Venturing is a new comprehensive co-ed program tailored to the needs of young men and women.  Venturing is sponsored by organizations such as yours and the Boy Scouts of America.   It is open to all young men and women between 13-20 years of age.


The Venturing program is unique because it utilizes extreme outdoor adventure as a method for building character, peer-to-peer bonds, and interdependence.

Venturing's purpose is to provide positive experiences and leadership opportunities to help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults.

The program is based on a unique and dynamic relationship between youth, adult leaders, and organizations within their communities. Local community organizations, professional organizations, churches, clubs, and civic organizations sponsor Venturing crews by matching their people and program resources to the interests of young people in the community.

What do you do in Venturing?   *Unlimited Opportunities   *Adventure   *Fun Activities

Venturing crews can specialize in a variety of avocation or hobby interests to include high adventure, religion, vocational, and avocation interests to include aviation, skiing, sports, boating and sailing, climbing & rappelling, camping, fishing, photography, shooting, biking, equestrian, and unlimited other activities.  What a Venturing crew does is limited only by the imagination and involvement of the adult and youth leaders and members of the crew.  

The result is a dynamic program of exciting and meaningful activities to help young men and women pursue their special interests, grow, develop social and leadership skills, and become good citizens. 

Venturing Goals:

*      To engage in a program of activities centered  on leadership, service,  social activities, fitness,  the outdoors, and citizenship

*      To experience positive leadership and  to be given opportunities  to take on leadership roles

*      To have a chance to learn and grow in a supportive, caring and fun environment

*      To gain practical experience with real and meaningful experiences


Why Venturing?


Venturing provides both physically and mentally challenging activities to its members.  It provides young men and women a chance to explore and experience their world with their peers.  Venturing provides a social atmosphere to interact with others and adult advisors.  It also helps build future leaders by offering its members a chance for leadership positions to practice and hone their leadership skills.  




*      Use of Scout Facilities, Resources, and Expertise

*      Awards and Recognition Program

*      Leadership Training

*      Group Activities

*      Adult Association

*      High Adventure

*      Ideals/Teaching Others

*      Develop Interpersonal Skills

*      Flexible Informal Program

*      Low Cost Liability Insurance

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