Summit Award

Venturing Summit Award

The Summit award is the highest award a Venturer can earn. This award emphasizes leadership, mentoring, planning, and service.

Venturers earn the Pathfinder award first and then move on to this award.

Upon completion of this adventure, Venturers receive a patch and an emblem. A square knot is available for adults who have earned the award.

Printable helps for requirements:

Printable requirements for Summit Award

Printable checkoff sheet for Summit Award

Printable note sheet for Summit Award


Fall Fun Rally 2014

In a couple of weeks, our crew is going to Fall Fun Rally. This annual event, which started 41 years ago in the Greater St. Louis Area Council, claims to be the largest annual gathering of Venturers and Explorers.

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Swimming Area at Swift Base

Swift Explorer Base

Since I often do reviews when I go camping, I thought I’d do an article about some of our experiences at John S. Swift Explorer Base. Swift is located at S -F Scout Ranch near Farmington, Missouri.

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Sailing at Swift Base

Camping at Swift Base

Swift offers weeks of summer camp for Venturers and Explorers. Activities include water skiing, tubing, sailing, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, rock climbing, rappelling, ropes challenge courses, horseback riding, mountain biking, rifle shooting, and archery.

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