The first step in any journey is having the courage to begin. At this level, the new crew member makes his or her commitment to join and move forward into the experience of Venturing.
The adventure of participating with the crew unfolds, and each Venturer begins to discover his or her interests and talents. As the Discovery Award recipients develop new skills and competencies, their eyes are opened and the world expands for them.
The Venturers’ capabilities and skills expand, and with that comes increased responsibility for defining their own way forward in life, service to others, and formal planning and leadership of the crew toward its goals.
The highest award of Venturing, the Summit Award, goes to Venturers who have matured in their personal direction, skills, and life competencies and who have accepted the responsibility to mentor others and serve their communities in a lasting way.