Venturing & VOA

Venturing & the Muskingum Valley Council  VOA

Venturing is a youth development program of the Boy Scouts of America for young men and women who are 13 and have completed the eighth grade, or age 14 through 20 years of age. Venturing’s purpose is to provide positive experiences to help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults through Leadership, a youth-led program, and High Adventure activities and outings.

Venturing has a whole separate system of Awards and Advancements. The Venturing, Discovery, Pathfinder, and Summit Awards form Venturing’s Rank Advancement. The Ranger, Trust, and Quest Awards may also be earned as supplemental awards. Also available through Venturing is the BSA’s Sea Scout program. Click HERE for the new Advancements and Requirements.

Crews can be Chartered just like any Pack, Troop, or Team. For more information on Program, click here.

Boy Scouts can join a Venturing Crew once they meet the age requirements. Once a Boy Scout earns his First Class Rank through a Troop, he may continue to advance through the Crew and reach Eagle by the age of 18 (following the Boy Scout Eagle requirements).

Councils have a VOA or Venturing Officers Association where youth from Crews within the Council are elected to serve in various positions to plan Venturing activities for the Council Venturing Program. Elections take place at the May VOA meeting, and Officers assume duties June 1st. VOA Officer Nomination Form

VOA (Venturing Officers Association) Activities & Meetings

VOA : Meets the first Monday of each month, 7:00 PM, at the MVSR Welcome Center. 


Connie Roberts –


President: Jessica Edstrom

Secretary: Jason Abel

VP of Administrations: Samantha Mercer

VP of Program: Vacant

Area Venturing Activities & Events

Central Region Area 4 Venturing Officer Association Event Site

Area 4 Venturing Website

Venturing Resources

National Venturing Site (Information)

New National Venturing Site for Youth

Central Region Venturing Facebook

Central Region Venturing Website

Craig Murray’s Ventuing Notebook Blog (an excellent site for everything Venturing)