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.
Venturing Trust Award
In the years since Venturing started, the program has been defined by the activities Venturers do and a popular activity is service. Religious organizations charter the majority of Venturing crews. Following in the tradition of the Quartermaster, Ranger, and Quest awards, a similar, challenging award program has therefore been created for Venturing's religious life emphasis. The Trust award is a unique opportunity for the youth of Venturing.
Trust is an essential aspect of our relationship with others - both personally and corporately. Learning to trust is the challenge. Today young people live in an increasingly pluralistic society made up of multiple nationalities, cultures, and religions. One way to work toward a safe future is to learn to get along and work together. Understand is a good start toward trust.
While working on the Trust award, Venturers will learn more about themselves, their communities, their religion and culture, as well as those of others. As with many other requirements throughout the Venturing Program, Venturers will be required to share what they learn with others.
Five Areas of Requirements (each has required sections and electives):
An illustration of the Trust medal is pictured on the top right of the front side of this sheet. It features the world enveloped in a pair of silver hands. The world has been a symbol of Scouting, communities, and religions for many years. The silver hands are both a representation of the Religious and Community Life Bronze Award and of the caring, nurturing, and understanding that the Trust award instills in a Venturer. The medal is suspended from a ribbon with a solid field of purple. The purple represents both the color of the Religious Life programs of Venturing and is a historic color of religion and royalty for much of the world.