The Venturing award is the lowest level award in the newly remodeled award system for Venturers. It is a joining award, with an emphasis on commitment and personal safety.
Here are some water bottle holder projects I came across recently. Scouts will want to keep their water bottles with them when they can carry them in a water bottle holder they made themselves.
For the Sportsman adventure, Webelos learn about sportsmanship and play individual and team sports.
For the Paws of Skill adventure, Wolves learn about sportsmanship and using sports to stay physically fit.
For the Salmon Run adventure, Bears learn swimming and boating safety rules and then go have fun in the water.
For the Spirit of the Water adventure, Wolves learn about water conservation and how to enjoy swimming and boating safely.
For the Tiger Tag adventure, Tiger Cubs and their adult partners play some active games and think about what it means to be a good sport.
For the Rolling Tigers adventure, Tiger Cubs and their adult partners learn about bicycle safety, equipment, and laws. They also go on a bike ride.
For the Bear Picnic Basket adventure, Bears learn to plan, shop for, and prepare healthy meals, both indoors and outdoors.
For the Webelos Walkabout adventure, Webelos plan and carry out a three mile hike and complete a service project.
For the Running with the Pack adventure, Wolves improve their physical fitness by participating in some physical activities and planning a healthy meal.
For the Tigers in the Wild adventure, Tiger Cubs and their adult partners learn some outdoor skills, go hiking, and participate in other outdoor activities.
For the Stronger, Faster, Higher adventure, Webelos work to improve their physical fitness, play some games, and try a new sport.
For the Paws on the Path adventure, Wolves learn how to hike safely and under the guidelines of the Outdoor Code and LNT. Then they go on a hike.
For the Tiger Bites adventure, Tiger Cubs and their adult partners learn about nutritious food choices, participate in mealtime chores and hygiene, and make a snack.
For this Bear Necessities adventure, Bears learn some outdoor skills, go camping, do some cooking, and learn a little about the weather.
For the Games Tigers Play adventure, Tiger Cubs and their adult partners learn about teamwork while playing games. They also explore how active games and nutritious food keep us healthy.
In the Cast Iron Chef adventure, Webelos learn about healthy food choices and how to safely prepare food in an outdoor setting.
The idea of this game is for each player to “use the force” to keep a balloon on a pool noodle light saber.
BSA has a Cub Scout pack meeting plan called Backyard Fun for the May core value of Health and Fitness – games, group activities, songs, and more.
Here are some links which will help you with the food choices and menu planning requirements for the Webelos Fitness activity badge.
This cooking program feature for Boy Scouts offers the opportunity to plan a month’s worth of troop activities with food and cooking theme. The featured activity for this month is a patrol feast.
Boy Scouts working on the Skating merit badge can choose to fulfill the requirements by ice skating, roller skating, or inline skating.
This athletics program feature offers the opportunity to plan a month’s worth of troop activities with an athletics theme.
Canoeing merit badge is a favorite for our second year Boy Scouts at summer camp. Everyone likes to get out on the lake on a warm summer day.
If your Boy Scout troop is planning some backpacking outings, check out the requirements for the Backpacking merit badge.
This aquatics program feature offers the opportunity to learn more about swimming and boating. Your PLC can plan a month of activities around this theme.
Venturing is all about letting teens explore what interests them and achieving the aims of Scouting at the same time. The Quest award provides recognition for Venturers who pursue an interest in sports.
To complete the Venturing Ranger Award requirements for Winter Sports, a Venturer must learn all about skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, or ice skating.
The Water Sports merit badge focuses on water skiing. Boy Scouts will learn about safety and technique while working on this badge.
The Mile Swim is a tradition at most Boy Scout summer camps. It is a challenge for Scouts and those who complete it have a great sense of accomplishment.
The Scuba Diving merit badge gives Boy Scouts the opportunity to learn all about scuba. Your local scuba shop might be a good resource. One in our area has chartered a Venture Crew with a scuba specialty.
Rowing merit badge is often completed at Boy Scout summer camp. I always enjoy seeing their skill level improve over the series of days. The first day they are often rowing around in circles, but by the end of the week they have the hang of it.
To complete the Venturing Ranger Award requirements for Physical Fitness, a Venturer must develop and carry out a physical fitness program. Then he or she must teach another group how to set up a physical fitness program.
If you know a Boy Scout who loves golf, then he is lucky because there is a Golf merit badge just for him.
To complete the Venturing Ranger Award requirements for Mountaineering, a Venturer must learn all about climbing, including knots, equipment, and safety. Then he or she must demonstrate climbing skills and assist another group in a climbing activity.
The physical fitness troop program feature offers the opportunity to introduce concepts of exercise diet, and healthy habits in a troop setting.
Venturing Ranger Award Requirements: A young man or woman must complete eight core requirements and four electives. One elective is Cycling/Mountain Biking.
We had some creamsicles and some black icing gel so we decided to have some Halloween fun with them. We made these Jack O Lantern creamsicles. This would be a fun snack/craft for a den meeting.
Boy Scouts might be able to earn the Climbing merit badge in their own neighborhood. Our local climbing gym gives Scouts the opportunity to earn this badge.