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Venturing is a new “old” program of the Boy Scouts of America. Originally part of the Exploring Division, it finally came into its own in 1998. It has become the fastest growing program of the BSA. Young adults have found through the Venturing program the outlet they have been looking for in their age group.

There are continued misconceptions about what Venturing is all about. Venturing is not for young boys and girls but rather for young adults. They are able to do more and go further as a Venturer or Sea Scout in a Venturing crew or Sea Scout ship.

Venturing provides positive experiences to help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults. Venturing provides the skills needed for young adults to make ethical choices, experience a fun program full of adventure and challenges, acquire leadership skills, and to take advantage of opportunities to advance their skills and knowledge in the areas of high adventure, sports, arts, hobbies, religious life, and Sea Scouting.

Venturing is an inclusive program through the Boy Scouts of America for males and females aged 14-21 (or 13 and completed the 8th grade). Venturing’s purpose is to provide positive experiences to help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults. It’s operated through Venturing Crews, units of youth and advisors that meet on set schedules and plan activities and events for youth like you!

Watch the new “We Are Venturers” promo video, a 90-second glimpse into a typical day in the life of a real group of Venturers:

Common Venturing web links:

Upcoming Venturing Events


2019 NER Area 2 Venturing APEX

May 17-19, 2019

Camp Mattatuck, Plymouth, CT

More information coming soon!


Some of our Past Events:


2019 Ignite Training Event – NER Area 2 Venturing

On February 9, 2019 the Area 2 Venturing Officers Association (VOA) offered it’s Ignite Training Event at Seton Scout Reservation. More than 60 Venturing Advisors and youth from 7 of our 11 Councils participated in a day of training and fellowship. Our Order of the Arrow Section Chief’s John Zanin (NE-2A) and Charlie Mauro (NE-2B) served as our keynote speakers and we also had the pleasure of hosting Sam Goodman, Northeast Region Vice Commodore of Program for Sea Scouts, BSA.

NER Area 2 Venturing Meeting - 2014 Apex