Venturing award requirements and advancement structure have been reworked. A broad outline of Venturing’s “Direction for the Future” can be found in the Road Map to Venturing report presented at the BSA National Annual Meeting in May of 2013.
The new program is scheduled for release in May 2014. It will be the general rule of thumb at that time to let the Ventures decided if they want to begin, or continue, to work on old awards, or begin work on the new awards instead. In any case, December 31, 2014, is the final “earn date” for current awards.
One of the strengths of the Venturing program is its ability to meet the interests of all Venturers. Sometimes Venturers like to investigate new, different areas. Variety in a crew always seems to make it more fun to go to meetings and outings. Also, Venturers probably have many interests or would like to have more. Because of that desire, and to provide a pathway to many different experiences, the Venturing awards program is offered.