Be prepared for adventure

Look wide

Venturer Scouts is the fourth age section of Scouts, and it is for adolescents aged 15 to 17 years. Venturer Scouts are challenged to look wide – to seek opportunities for adventures they may not have thought possible. Ideally, Venturer Scouts progress to Rover Scouts after turning 18. However, Venturer Scouts who turn 18 during Year 12 can wait to progress to Rover Scouts until they complete Year 12.

Venturer Scouts are:

  • discovering and exploring independence
  • broadening their perspectives
  • securing their interests and priorities in life
  • relying strongly on peer support
  • taking on more responsibilities
  • seeking purpose, challenge and risk

In the program, Venturer Scouts:

  • take the lead in their Units
  • take on bigger challenges with Scouts from other Units and/or age sections and non-Scouts
  • specialise in areas about which they are passionate
  • mentor people with less experience
  • find new communities interstate and overseas
  • help make decisions at more levels of Scouting
  • discover more independence
  • discover their roles in the wider community
  • build resilience and find the meaning of courage in day-to-day life
  • discover the strength of their voice and stand up for what they believe

The Queen’s Scout Award is the peak award in the Venturer Scouts age section.

Venturer Scouts at the Waylen Bay Sea Scout Group

The Waylen Bay Sea Scout Group’s Venturer Unit meets at its Venturer Den from 19:30 to 21:30 on Fridays.