Outdoor/high adventure is the largest and fastest
growing interest in the Boy Scouts of America. We have some exciting
programs to include in your Scouting High Adventure. You should consider
scheduling a troop backpacking trip each year, and frequently send crews
to the BSA National High Adventure Base or a Council base near you.
A Venture patrol is an optional patrol within the
troop made up of Scouts age 13 and older. These troop members have the
maturity and experience to take part in more challenging high-adventure
outings. The Venture patrol elects a patrol leader, who works with an
assistant Scoutmaster to put the patrol's plans into action.
The Venture Patrol membership may be
used for planning and conducting these high adventure outings, and does
not change the existing patrol structure.
Only those who have completed a
Scout-organized and led Venture outing are entitled to wear the Venture
strip above their right pocket.
Older Scout patrols may also elect to use the Venture program resources
to organize a patrol member outing.
You can also find out more about the co-ed
program from the National BSA.
High Adventure Links