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Venturing Bronze Award

The Religious and Community Life Bronze Award lets Venturers focus on learning more about faith and service. Earning at least one Venturing Bronze Award is required for the Venturing Gold Award. The Venturing Bronze Award is designed as the first tier in the advancement track for Venturers so they can acquire usable skills that will carry them along the trail to the Venturing Silver Award.

Venturing Religious Life Bronze Award Requirements

Do nine of the following:

  1. Religious Emblem
    1. Earn your denomination’s Venturing-age religious award. (See pages 76-77 of this book; pages 8-103 of Relationships Resources No. 4-400; or the Duty to God brochure No. 5-879.)
  2. Cultural Diversity
    1. Learn about cultural diversity.
    2. Make a presentation or tabletop display using the information you learned in (a) above. OR
    3. Invite someone from a different cultural background from yours and the majority of your crew’s members to give a presentation on a subject of his or her choosing. Introduce your guest.
    4. Participate in a discussion about cultural diversity with your crew, Sunday school class, or other group.
  3. Service Project
    1. Plan and lead a service project such as helping to build a Habitat for Humanity house, participating in a community cleanup project, or taking on a fix-up project for a nursing home or nursery.
  4. Religious Service
    1. Serve as a volunteer in your church or synagogue or other nonprofit organization for at least three months.
    2. Keep a personal journal of your experiences each time you worked as a volunteer.
    3. After you have served as a volunteer for at least three months, share your experiences and how you feel about your service with others.
  5. Religious Retreat
    1. Go on a religious retreat or religious trek lasting at least two days.
  6. Religious/Ethical Play
    1. Produce or be a cast member in some type of entertainment production with a religious or ethical theme, such as a play, a puppet show, or concert for a group such as a children’s group, retirement home, homeless shelter, or Cub Scout or Boy Scout group.
  7. Youth Group Leadership
    1. Serve as president, leader, or officer of your Sunday school class or youth group.
  8. First Aid Course
    1. Complete a Standard First Aid course or higher course or its equivalent.
  9. Ethical Controversies
    1. Participate in at least two Ethical Controversies activities as a participant.
    2. Be a facilitator for at least two Ethical Controversies activities for your crew, another crew, your school class, a Boy Scout troop, or another group.
    3. Lead or be a staff member putting on an Ethics Forum for your crew, your church or synagogue, or your school class.
  10. Teacher Assistant
    1. Serve as a Sunday school teacher or assistant for a children’s Sunday school class for at least three months, or as a volunteer for a church/synagogue children’s activity such as vacation Bible school. (This must be different than requirement 4 above.)
  11. Religious Interview
    1. Meet with your church or synagogue minister/rabbi/leader to find out what he or she does, what they had to do to become your leader, and what they think is the most important element of their job.

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