Venturing

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Venturing is a program for young men and young women ages 14 through 20. Venturing is one of the fastest growing programs in the Boy Scouts of America.

The purpose of Venturing is to provide experiences to help young people mature and become responsible and caring adults. Young people in Venturing learn leadership skills and participate in challenging outdoor activities.

Venturing focuses resources that help a community organization provide wholesome, flexible, well-rounded, challenging activities, tailor-made for teenage youth. Those resources include access to Boy Scout camping properties, a recognition program, youth protection training, and specific program helps for a variety of outdoor disciplines.

Venturing News

Updated 8/28/10
Congratulations to Hanna Weber who received the Scout of the Year Award from the Department of Texas, Veterans of Foreign War. Hannah travelled to Dallas for a special ceremony to receive this honor. She is a member of Venturing Crew 7, Big Spring, TX.

Photo - Hanna Weber receives award

Upcoming Events

Updated 4/14/11

  • Free Camp Physicals – May 7, 2011, Texas Tech University Health Center – A special opportunity is available for all Troops and Crews planning a summer adventure; FREE camp physicals!  Physicians from the TTU Health Clinic are once again offering this free service to Scouts and leaders heading to camp this summer.  Appointments must be made in advance by contacting Eilda Pacheco at 432-570-7601.  Please read this flyer for all details and requirements for those making appointments.
  • PAY ONLINE – To pay for any Buffalo Trail Council event online, please use the following link.  This will allow you to pay any fees associated with the event via check or credit card, through our secure online payment system.  Remember, you must turn in the individual registration forms to the event!  Just mark “Paid Online” on the form and email, fax, or mail your registration form in to get on the list for the event.  Thank you!
  • Fall Cavalcades – Buffalo Trail Scout Ranch – So you hiked the Scout Ranch, and all you saw was your own boots? Come see BTSR from the back of horse! Let HIM watch HIS feet while you enjoy the scenery! Two- or three-day horseback treks called cavalcades take off on select dates in the fall for the roughest and prettiest parts of the Scout Ranch. Participants get plenty of quality saddle time during the day and sleep “under the stars” at night. Cost is only $60 per rider per day. Click here to learn more about the program and to see which dates are available for Cavalcades. Contact Ranger Dan at 432-426-3709 for more information.
  • Venturing at BTSR – Venturing Crews are welcome to spend a week at Buffalo Trail Scout Ranch for their summer high adventure destination. When your Crew attends a week of camp, they can participate in a variety of High Adventure programs that will help them to work on many of the requirements for the Ranger Award, the Outdoor Bronze Award, or just have fun with other Venturers and Scouts enjoying our programs and activities. Programs include climbing, shooting sports, equestrian, swimming, lifesaving, CPR training, SCUBA certification and of course, our many High Adventure Programs.
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