Venturing Archives: Gold Award Requirement 5 - Personal Growth

Venturing Gold Award

The candidate must, in consultation with the crew Advisor or a member of the crew committee, set and accomplish one personal growth goal related to each of the following areas: citizenship, leadership, service to others, community/family, outdoor experience, and total fitness. (Six personal growth goals).
For personal growth, a candidate might
a. Complete a cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) course or an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course.
b. Plan and carry out a personal exercise program over a four-month period, i.e., jogging, running, swimming, weight reduction, or physical conditioning.
c. Practice for, and attain, the Presidential Physical Fitness Award.
d. Complete a reading program of the scriptures, classic literature, historical series, etc.
e. Serve for six months as a reading counselor for a child with reading problems.

f. Visit a nursing home on a regular basis over a four-month period to help write letters or to read to patients or provide personalized services.


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