Occoneechee Council Venturing

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Welcome to the Occoneechee Council Venturing Page!

Venturing is an inclusive program through the Boy Scouts of America for males and females aged 14-20. It’s operated through Venturing Crews which are units of youth and advisors that meet on set schedules and plan activities, campouts, service, and other events.

Venturing emphasizes youth leadership and ALPS which stands for:

  • Adventure
  • Leadership
  • Personal Growth
  • Service

If you are interested in joining the Venturing program please click on the link below to find a Venturing Crew near you and join the fun!

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If you have any questions or want more information, please feel free to email the current VOA president at [email protected] and [email protected]

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  • The purpose of the Association shall be to provide a forum for the youth leadership of the Venturing Crews of Occoneechee Council, to provide Venturing programs support through the district officers, to promote Venturing programs, to assist the district Roundtable Commissioners and staff upon request, and also to provide a variety of program and training events for youth all across the Council.

    VOA OfficersVenturing Officers Association

  • Now you may be asking yourself: What is Venturing?

    Venturing is a BSA program for male and female youth and adults aged 14-21 (or 13 and completed 8th grade) focused on leading your own adventures.

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    Venturing is fun because:

    • You can lead your own adventures
    • Plan the trips the way you desire
    • Attend different types of events
    • There are more shooting sports options
    • Could be eligible for more scholarships
    • And, you can grow more as a leader!


    Some fun facts about Venturing are:

    • Venturing Units are called Venturing Crews instead of Troops
    • Venturing uses the same Scout Oath, Law and Sign as Scouts BSA, but Venturing has its own motto “Lead The Adventure!”
    • You can be registered in Venturing BSA and Scouts BSA and work on advancement in both programs
    • Scouts who are involved with Venturing stay in Scouting longer

    If you are interested in the Venturing Program you can join or create a Venturing Crew alongside your unit.

    If you have any questions about Venturing please feel free to reach out to [email protected] to learn more.

    There is also a presentation attached that explains the Venturing program further.