B.S.A. Venturing Awards with a Religious Emphasis
Venturing Bronze Award - Religious Life
There are five different Venturing Bronze awards: Arts and Hobbies, Outdoor, Sea Scouts, Sports, and Religious Life. All five Bronze awards contain the common elements of experience, learning a skill, and sharing experiences and skills with others. Earning at least one Venturing Bronze Award is required for the Venturing Gold Award. The Venturing Bronze Award is designed as the first tier in the advancement track for Venturers so they can acquire usable skills that will carry them along the trail to the Venturing Silver Award.
For the awards in Arts and Hobbies, Sports, or Religious Life, a Venturer must complete at least nine of 12 requirements for each of those three areas. For the Outdoor award, Venturers must complete at least four core requirements and two electives that are found in the Ranger Award requirements.
Venturing TRUST: Religious & Community Life Award
Trust is an essential aspect of our relationship with others - both personally and corporately. Learning to trust is the challenge. Today young people live in an increasingly pluralistic society made up of multiple nationalities, cultures, and religions. One way to work toward a safe future is to learn to get along and work together. Understand is a good start toward trust.
While working on the TRUST award, Venturers will learn more about themselves, their communities, their religion and culture, as well as those of others. As with many other requirements throughout the Venturing Program, Venturers will be required to share what they learn with others.
- Help Venturers learn about their own religion and how it affects their lives.
- Give Venturers the opportunity to pursue understanding and knowledge of cultures other than their own.
- Promote understanding and tolerance.
- Learn how to resolve conflicts both internally and externally, with positive outcomes.
- Understand how other world religions work and how multiple religions can work together.
- Learn about religion and culture within the context of the BSA.
- Develop highly trained Venturers who may become a training and leadership resource to dens, packs, and troops, religious organizations, the community, schools, and families.
- Provide Venturers a variety of practical, hands-on experiences while having FUN.