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Venturing. Lead the Adventure.

Young men and women 14-20 years old (or 13 and have completed eighth grade)

All teens have one—a moment that opens their eyes to a world that’s bigger than they ever imagined. It might happen while paddling a quiet lake, bonding with new friends around a bonfire, or rising to the challenge of leading an exhausted crew to the edges of adventure. Venturing gives young men and women access to a range of programs and empowers them to create their own experiences. It brings Scouting values to life through both high adventure outdoor activities and challenging real-world projects. The program helps young people mature, build leadership skills, grow by teaching others, and pursue their own unique interests.

Learn more about the council’s Venturing program at

Upcoming Events:

Venturing Celebration Dinner
August 9

Please plan to join with all of Venturing and Sea Scouting in the Greater Saint Louis Area Council as we look back over the past year.

All in Venturing and Sea Scouting, as well as friends and family, are invited to attend.

The Venturing Ranger, Quest, TRUST, Summit, Sea Scout Quartermaster, Venturing Leadership, Venturing Servant Leader Award, Sea Scout Leadership Award will be presented, and the Venturing Pathfinder and Discovery will be recognized.

Fall Fun Rally
September 21-23

Join more than 1000 Venturers, Sea Scouts, Explorers, and Advisors for an event filled weekend with more than 100 activities, training, demonstrations, and competitions. This event, put on by the Greater St. Louis Area Council VSOA is a unique event drawing participants from more than 20 BSA councils and more than a dozen states.

This year’s activities will include some of your favorites such as Mud Cave, Mountain Man Village, Crate Stacking, and the STEM Village.

We’re also going to be bringing some great new programs including SCUBA, Action Archery, A Brand New Climbing Complex, Exploring Competitions, and improved and expanded trainings!

Don’t miss the Fall Fun Rally!

Read our Frequently Asked Questions page about the Scouting program or request more information.
You can also call us at 314-361-0600, or visit, for a listing of Venturing Crews groups in your area.