Garden State Council Venturing

Garden State Council VOA at VenturingFest 2018

Youth-Led, Co-Ed Adventures for Ages 14-20


You love exploring your passions, making new friends, and discovering the world. You’re always looking for an adventure. Rappelling a cliff. Perfecting your shot. Designing a robot. Kayaking into the sunset. Exploring your faith. Volunteering at an animal shelter. The choice is yours! Each activity provides an opportunity to shine and learn more about yourself and the world around you. Venturing is youth-led and youth-inspired. You’ll acquire life skills and gain experiences that will prove to be valuable regardless of where your future takes you, all while having a blast: leadership, event-planning, organization, communication, responsibility – the list goes on!


Venturing’s acronym for the program areas of emphasis is A-L-P-S: Adventure, Leadership, Personal Growth, and Service. A Venturing Crew’s Journey to Excellence begins with a foundation in ALPS. And Venturing’s core ranks are rooted in ALPS as well.

4 members of a Venturing Crew find Adventure by riding all terrain vehicles in an open field
2 Venturers in green field uniforms shake hands at a leadership conference
A large group of Venturers in their green field uniforms pose for a group selfie

Join Venturing Today!

Venturing is an inclusive program through the Boy Scouts of America for males and females aged 14-20 (or 13 and completed the 8th grade). It’s operated through Venturing Crews, units of youth and advisors that meet on set schedules and plan activities and events for youth like you!

Find a crew near you and join the fun! Click the button to visit and search for Crews by zip code!