Columbia-Montour Council Venturing

Welcome to the Columbia-Montour Council Venturing Website! For the most up to date information on Venturing news and activities in our Council, you can visit our website here. In addition to that information, the most fundamental question we often receive is “What is Venturing?” To answer that question in official terms, Venturing is a division of the Boy Scouts of America for young adults, both men and women, ages 14- 21. The purpose of the Venturing program is to provide positive experiences to help youth mature and to prepare them to become responsible adults. Beyond that, the possibilities are endless.
 
The real definition of Venturing, as the youth who are part of the program see it, is up to interpretation. Venturing Crews, which are the Venturing equivalent of Boy Scout Troops, may choose to specialize in any area they choose - whether it be a medical specialization, or an outdoor specialization, a climbing specialization, or even a medieval battle reenactment specialization. Those crews will then design a program that fits their specialization and is suitable for them. Many crews choose to not specialize at all, and do whatever new and exciting things they feel like doing.
 
Venturing, like Boy Scouting, also has a recognition/ advancement system and opportunities for leadership training – both of which are ultimately optional. A Venture crew votes on what they want to do as a crew and their advisers guide them, only when needed, with their chosen journey.  Simply put, Venturing is truly a youth led program. 
 
The Council Venturing Committee as well as the Venturing Officer's Association (VOA) are here to help you join or start the crew of your dreams, help you with program, teach leadership skills, and hold programs that bring youth and adult together in a fun filled learning environment.
  
The Area 4 VOA website can be found at: http://www.nerventuring-bsa.org/area-4External Link
 
The Northeast Region website is: http://nerventuring-bsa.org/External Link
 
The National Venturing website is:  http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/Venturing.aspxExternal Link
 
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Venturing Summit Award Procedures Recently Added Content

Our Council has prepared a document to provide guidance to youth pursuing the Summit Award in the Council on the policies and procedures relating to the Summit Award and to address commonly asked questions and issues. This document may be accessed via the "Venturing Summit Award" link in the Venturing Information menu in the right-hand side of this Venturing webpage.