Venture Scouts is for young people between fifteen to eighteen years of age. The program is flexible in allowing a member to choose activities according to their own interests.
A group of Venture Scouts who meet together on a regular basis form what is called “the Unit”. Adult leadership & mentoring of the Unit is provided by a Venture Scout Leader and Assistant Venture Scout Leaders.
Venturing provides an attractive program of activities, self-government, and leadership experience, companionship of their own age and helps to develop initiative and resourcefulness. By determining their own training needs, it encourages young people to be self-motivating. Key elements of the program are selected from the following four development areas: Community Involvement, Citizenship, Environment, First Aid, Service, Adventurous Activities, Expeditions, Outdoor; Initiative, Personal Growth, Expression, Lifestyle, Ideals, Pursuits, Leadership Development, Unit Management, Leadership Course and Vocations
The proportion of time devoted to each activity will depend on the preferences of the Unit Members but a well balanced program will include activities from all areas.
The Venture Scout Section trainnig programme is currently divided into 3 progress badges: Discovery Award, Venture Award and the Dolphin Award, which is the highest badge any Scout can achieve.