Venturer Scouts is for young people aged 14–17 years. Venturer Scouts experience more independence and responsibility.
As a Venturer Scout, you’ll have the space to have fun learning and developing your own character at your own pace. Venturer Scouts can:
- Discover and explore independence
- Broaden their perspectives
- Secure their interests and priorities in life
- Learn to rely strongly on peer support
- Take on more responsibilities
- Seek purpose, challenge and risk
Most Units meet weekly. The Unit’s activities are planned and run by the Venturer Scouts themselves – which means they are tailored to the requirements and interests of members.
As a Venturer Scout, you may find yourself exploring wilderness across Australia, camping above the snowline or diving on coral reefs. You could be abseiling into a limestone cave or climbing a sheer rock face. Perhaps you’ll learn white water kayaking or ride your mountain bike on an expedition across real mountains.
Venturer Scouts progress to the Rover Scout Section after turning 18 however, Venturer Scouts who turn 18 during Year 12 can wait to progress until they have completed Year 12 as long as they have a verified Working With Children Check and National Police clearance.
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Badges and Awards
Like all Scouts, Venturer Scouts participate in the Achievement Pathways and are presented with badges to recognise their achievements. The Achievement Pathways are a continuous series of personal achievements across the whole program. A Venturer Scout can decide if they would like to achieve their peak award in this Section, the Queen’s Scout Award. Click here to view the Queen's Scout Award Pathway.
The Venturer Scout uniform consists of the navy blue shirt, with the maroon Section colour highlighted across the sleeve, yoke and collar. Click here to read more about the uniform.