Scout Oath
On my honor I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.

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Discovery Award

The adventure of participating with the crew unfolds, and each Venturer begins to discover his or her interests and talents. As the Discovery Award recipients develop new skills and competencies, their eyes are opened, and the world expands for them.

Award Focus: Participation
• Small-group management skills training
• Earn first-aid and CPR certifications
Goal-setting training
Time-management training
• Minimum of 24 hours of service
• Establish and achieve at least one personal goal, including peer and advisor review


  • Adventure
    1. Participate in at least two Tier II or III adventures at the crew, district, council, area, regional, or national level.
    2. Complete the following:
      1. Complete a standard CPR course such as American Red Cross - First Aid/CPR/AED for Schools and the Community or the American Heart Association - Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED or an equivalent course.
      2. Complete a standard first aid course such as the American Red Cross Standard First Aid or equivalent course.
  • Leadership
    1. Complete the Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews course (or an equivalent).
    2. Complete BSA goal setting - time management training course.
    3. Complete Venturing Crew Officer Orientation.
  • Service
    1. Participate in service activities totaling at least 24 hours. Up to half of the service may be delivered personally; the rest must be delivered through crew service activities.
  • Personal Growth
    1. Complete a structured personal reflection, and use this reflection and what you learned from the process to prepare for goal setting and as part of your Level II Award Advisor conference. Explore one of the following realms: "Adventures of Faith,"* "Adventures of Self," and "Adventures of Others."
    2. In consultation with your Advisor, establish at least one personal goal, and achieve it. The goal should be grounded in the realm you explored in Personal Growth requirement 7.
    3. Since earning the Venturing Award, participate in a conference with your Advisor.* As a part of this conference, discuss with your Advisor the challenges you faced and what you learned in fulfilling Personal Growth requirements 7 and 8.
    4. After your Advisor conference, successfully complete a crew board of review.

    *A Venturer is not required to share the personal reflection associated with "Adventures of Faith" with his or her Advisor, including the discussion that takes place at the Advisor conference, nor with members of a board of review.

NOTE: A Venturer may apply previous Venturing experiences to receive credit for requirements 1-3, 5, and 6, if the requirements were completed, as written, as a registered Venturer prior to June 1, 2014.

All other requirements must be completed after June 1, 2014.

For FAQs and more information, please see the New Program Announcements


Goal-setting and Time Management training
Venturing Board of Review Guide