Taughannock District
Baden-Powell Council, BSA
Venturing  and Exploring



















 

Venturing

Venturing is a year-round program for young men and women who are 14 through 20 years of age, or 13 and 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.

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 avocation or hobby interests. 

Exploring

Exploring, part of the BSA "Learning for Life" division,  is a career education program for young men and women who are 14 through 20 years of age, or 13 and have completed the eighth grade. Exploring is based on a unique and dynamic relationship between youth and the organizations in their communities. Local community organizations initiate a specific Explorer Post by matching their people and program resources to the interests of young people in the community. The result is a program of activities that helps youth pursue their special interests, grow, and develop.

Our district's posts have the following areas of specialization:

 

 

Sea Scouts

Sea Scouts  is one of the oldest programs in Scouting, dating back to 1912. As of 2016, Sea Scouts have resumed their status as a separate program in the BSA, with the same membership requirements as Venturing. Advancement and recognition is an important part of the Sea Scout experience. These experiences help Sea Scouts to set realistic goals to achieve rank, accomplish projects, and gain knowledge and understanding of the world around them.

Questions? Send an e-mail to Venturing@TompkinsCortlandScouts.org!

There's a Crew or Post near you!

If you are interested in starting a new Pack, Troop, Post or Crew in your area, please contact the Taughannock District Executive at DE@TompkinsCortlandScouts.org

Crews and Posts in Cortland County

 

 

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