Venture Officers Association
Venturing’s core awards consist of the Venturing, Discovery, Pathfinder, and Summit awards. Each award is based on the ALPS model: Adventure, Leadership, Personal growth, and Service. They serve as benchmarks for a Venturer’s journey and are designed to work with all crews. ClICK HERE to see the Core Award requirements.
Venturers are encouraged to explore and discover interests and passions. Although specialty awards are not part of Venturing’s core program, they allow self-discovery by exploring certain areas in depth. The Ranger Award, Quest Award, TRUST Award, and Nova Awards provide opportunities for Venturers to discover the outdoors, sports, their faith, and science. CLICK HERE to see the different Specialty Awards and their requirements.
Venturing Leadership Award (VLA)
The Venturing Leadership Award (VLA) is a national level achievement presented by councils, areas, regions, or the national council. It recognizes Venturers and Advisors who made significant contributions to the Venturing program while exemplifying the Scout Oath and Law. CLICK HERE for qualifications, guidelines, and nomination forms.