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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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Venturing for Religious Organizations

If you’re looking to start a Venturing Crew through your church then this is the place for you! This resource was put out by the Boy Scouts of America to promote Venturing within religious institutions by answering some of your questions. Information about religious awards, steps to starting a unit, and the benefits of starting a unit are all included. This folder can be downloaded as a pdf document: 25-250 and is also available from your local Scout office and is bin number 25-250C. The Strengthening Your Organization Through Scouting brochure is also a helpful document for starting a new unit. For more information on religious Scouting, check out www.praypub.org.

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What is Venturing?

  • Venturing is the young adult division of the Boy Scout of America for young men and women ages 14 – 20 (who have completed the eighth grade).
  • Venturing’s purpose is to provide positive experiences to help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults.
  • The Venturing program has been tailored to help you religious youth group achieve your aims and purposes by providing leadership training, outdoor and high-adventure activity, program ideas, sports recognition for the youth, audiovisuals, literature, and insurance.
  • A Venturing program is owned by your religious organization. You religious organization selects and approves adult leadership. Your religious organization uses elements of the Venturing program to help achieve your specific aims and purposes related to your young adults.