Venturing is a youth development program for young men and women 13 years of age (and completed the 8th grade) or 14 through 20 years old. Venturing provides positive experiences to help young people mature and become responsible and caring adults. The program offers fun and challenging activities that promote character development, citizenship, and physical fitness. Sea Scouts are Ventures with a special interest in aquatic activities.
Each Venturing crew and Sea Scout ship has its own special interest, often including (but not limited to) outdoors activities, sports, arts and hobbies, religious life, or aquatics. These activities, plus service projects, ceremonies, and friendly competition help youth to learn core values and give them a sense of personal achievement. Through positive peer group interaction and adult mentoring, youth also learn honesty, responsibility, and respect.