Venturing is a youth development program of the Boy Scouts of America for young men and women who are 13 and have completed the eighth grade, or age 14 through 20 years of age.Venturing provides positive experiences to help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults.
Venturing is based on a unique and dynamic relationship between youth, adult leaders, and organizations in their communities. Local community organizations establish a Venturing crew by matching their people and program resources to the interests of young people in the community. The result is a program of exciting and meaningful activities that helps youth pursue their special interests, grow, develop leadership skills, and become good citizens.
VOA Meetings: January 15th, February 19th, March 19th,
The Blue Ridge Council Venturing Officers Association (VOA) welcomes any
Venturing youth to participate on the VOA! Our group meets monthly and
works to promote the Venturing program within the Blue Ridge Council, and
tackles big events like Rangerfest at Camp Old Indian, training opportunities,
and participating in area-wide events like The Legacy and Winterfest. We
welcome you to join us at our next VOA meeting. All meetings are at 3:30 pm
at the Blue Ridge Council Office.
The Venturing advancement program is available to all youth Venturing members of the BSA. Its purpose is to:
- Provide a pathway for personal development.
- Encourage Venturers to learn, grow, and serve.
- Recognize the high level of achievement of Venturers who acquire Venturing skills.
Identify trained and highly motivated venturers who will be a training, leadership, and program resource for other Venturers, Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, organizations, and the community.