Venturing is a youth development program for young men and women who are 13 and have completed the eighth grade, or age 14 through 20 years of age. Venturing's purpose is to provide 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.
Venturing crews can specialize in a variety of vocation or hobby interests.
What do Venturers Do?
Venturing Extreme is designed for individual Venturers and Venturing Crews to experience six days of fun, exciting and challenging activities while working on their Discovery and Pathfinder Awards.
Venturing Extreme is conducted at Woodruff Scout Camp and the Whitewater Express Ocoee River Base Camp during Weeks 5-8 of Summer Camp. It is open to Registered Venturers ages 14 years to 20 (or age 13 & graduated 8th grade). This is a coed Venturing activity.Venturing Extreme provides a challenging and action packed experience for all participants and an opportunity to work on Venturing Advancement. Venturing Extreme activities are conducted by either an independent outfitter or Robert W. Woodruff staff members who are present for all activities.
The Atlanta Area Council is proud to offer Winter Camp at Bert Adams Scout Camp for Boy Scout Troops and Venturing Crews. For 5 days and 4 nights in December, Boy Scouts and Venturers will have the opportunity to camp and play at one of America's premier camps. Our winter camp will introduce unique programs and merit badges that are not available at either of our summer camps. We've pulled together the best of our summer camp staffs for an all-star leadership team. Scouts can attend as a Troop or Crew, patrol, or as an individual provisional Scout.Come Join the Fun!
Frequently Asked Questions
Venturing has fees for membership and activities. The annual membership fee is $33 per year. When joining, both of these fees are prorated by month. Other costs vary depending on the activities of your local Crew and typically range from $40 to $100 annually. One of the key values of Venturing is that everyone should help earn their own way. That's why we offer multiple opportunities throughout the year for your Venturer to earn the money needed to camp and participate in other activities.
We believe that everyone should have the chance to be a Venturer! Because of the generosity of local families, businesses and leaders, the Atlanta Area Council can offer assistance to support local families in need.
Venturing is a family activity! You will have the opportunity to take a role in leading your child's experience - and we're here to help you become the best leader you can be with training, online resources and support from our Program Center.
Every volunteer leader is required to go through a rigorous background check and Youth Protection Training process that ensures your child will be in a safe and fun program. The Atlanta Area Council provides many training opportunities for our leaders to enhance the program they deliver, and increase the skills they can pass onto our Scouts.
Lots of youth take part in Venturing along with a variety of other activities like sports, music, academic interests, and more. These programs all work together with Venturing to provide your child with a balance of adult role models and experiences!