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Take High-Adventure to The Next Level With Venturing

Venturing provides young men and women with high adventure outdoor activities, real-world leadership experiences, increasing responsibility, and a challenging personal development program.

What Will I Do in Venturing?

Venturing is only limited by the imagination of its members. A Venture crew is led by the young men and women who participate. Adult leaders are only there to assist, mentor, and guide young leaders in their adventures. Crew members may choose to sail the Caribbean, produce a play, climb a mountain, teach others to scuba dive, enjoy the great outdoors, or attend the Olympics. All these adventures are being done today by Venture crews across the country.

Venturers plan their own advancement and progress at their own pace. Choose from interests ranging from bouldering to biking to wilderness survival and countless other adventures, sports, arts and hobbies. Experts in these fields are ready to provide fun, real-world experiences. Youth are rewarded for each achievement which helps participants gain self-confidence. Setting their own goals helps Venturers grow in self-reliance.

How Often Do We Meet?

Venture crews meet weekly or every other week. Rock climbing, white water rafting, scuba diving, hiking, and other activities that crew members decide to participate in will occur throughout the year. Many crews will participate in one event or activity per month.

Who Can Join?

Young men and women, ages 13-20 and completed the eighth grade, can join Venturing.

What's the Cost?

The membership fee to join a Venture crew is $24 per year and is pro-rated. Other costs for uniforms, activities, and camp are not included in the membership fee. Fundraising programs are available to help keep costs low.

How Does Venturing Include Parents and Guardians?

Scouting is a volunteer-led program. Each Crew is sponsored by a local community organization. Parents are welcome and encouraged to participate and get involved as a volunteer leader. Parents and the community organization select leaders. We'll work with the volunteer leaders to provide training and resources to deliver a great program. Crew leaders have the opportunity to work with young men and women and their families, improving the community throughout fun-filled activities that teach values of the Scout Oath and Law. By serving as a leader you can help make a positive difference in the kind of adults Venturers grow into.

How Do We Get Started?

Join Venturing at any time! Find a Venturing crew in your area and complete an online application by visiting To contact someone directly, please email or call 303.455.5522.

Venturing Youth Ladies needed for Webelos Weekend!

Venturing Youth are needed to be Patrol Leaders for Webelos Weekend 42. There will be Webelos age Ladies joining us this year. This year, Webelos Weekend will be held at Camp Tahosa on June 1 - 3, 2018.

If you know of a Venturing Youth Ladies who would like to assist in helping to integrate our Webelos age youth girls into Family Scouting, please contact Ken Kinnard (303.884.4796) - Webelos Weekend 42 Committee Chair

Powder Horn Registration is now open!

Powder Horn is a training opportunity designed to expose the Venturing, Varsity leaders or youth, or the Boy Scout Leader to activities and resources necessary to operate a successful High Adventure Program in several ways:

  • Help Venturing Leaders and Scouters to safely conduct outdoor activities of a fun and challenging nature. 
  • Provides an introduction to the resources necessary to successfully lead their Venturers and older Boy Scouts through a program of high adventure.
  • Familiarizes the Advisor with the Ranger program so that he or she can help the Venturer to meet the requirements of the Ranger Award.
  • This course is based on the Venturing Ranger requirements giving participants an exposure to outdoor/high adventure activities.

This is NOT a total training or certifying course. It is meant to give the participants an opportunity to try the activity and learn how to provide it in your own program.

Cost: $250.00 per person - a $50.00 non-refundable deposit is required at registration.

Plan on attending both weekends: August 11, 12 & 13 at Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch -AND- August 18, 19 & 20 at Tahosa High Adventure Base, as this is a six day course. There will be snacks available on Friday evenings.

You can register here. Here is a flyer to share.

Contact Toby Williams, 2018 Powder Horn Course Director, with any questions.

New Procedures for Tracking Venturing Awards!

Rick Baldessari, Advancement Chairman, would like to be notified when Venturers receive any awards, especially the Ranger Award. As Venturing Awards are not being tracked by BSA, it is hard to know, as a Council, how many awards are being earned by Venturers.

Reminder that the Summit Award requires a Board of Review (BOR), and a District Representative must be a part of that BOR.

You can contact Rick directly with this information, or if you have any questions. Rick can be reached at 303.423.1887.

Venturing Committee Meetings - Both Adults and Youth Are Invited

The Venturing Program Committee meets once a month to discuss how to provide leadership and service to the Venturing Program by supporting and providing program for youth. All Venturing adults and youth are welcome to attend. Pizza is ordered - $5.00 per person. 

Here is the 2018 Committee Meeting schedule (please add these dates to your calendar):

  • May 16 - starts at 6:30 p.m.
  • June 20 - starts at 6:30 p.m.
  • July 18 - starts at 6:30 p.m.
  • August 15 - starts at 6:30 p.m.
  • September 19 - starts at 6:30 p.m.
  • October 17 - starts at 6:30 p.m.
  • November 21 - No meeting - Happy Thanksgiving
  • December 19 - begins at 6:00 p.m. - Join us for the Annual Potluck (starts at 6:00; meeting begins at 6:30) and help us choose who will receive the Venturing Leadership Awards!  Both adults and youth are needed to vote.

Location: Denver 1 Police Station

Follow Venturing on E-mail, Facebook and Twitter!

Want to keep up with DAC Venturing? Here are a few ways to stay in touch with updates in between newsletters:

Venturing Times (Newsletter)

The Venturing Times is a quarterly newsletter designed to bring you up to speed on everything Venturing including stories or information on Venturing activities, program, training, etc. If you have any comments or questions regarding the newsletter, please email Becky Elzas.

Training opportunities, dates and times can be found on our Training Page.

You can view a short video, What Did YOU Do This Weekend? (give it a moment to load)

For monthly meetings and Roundtables, see our Calendar

Kullman Scholarship

Does a youth member of your crew need financial assistance to attend the 2019 Jamboree, Snow Snake Rendezvous or another Venturing activity? There are a limited number of funds available in the John Kullman Scholarship - a scholarship fund set up to help Venturers make it to camping activities. Contact Dave Whitner for more information.

Want to see what's happening in Venturing? See our photo albums