Venturers who want to purse these awards should purchase a Venture Handbook. As you finish requirements, see the advisor to have them signed off.
The Ranger Award is the highest outdoor award in scouting. It exemplifies a challenging high-level outdoor/high-adventure skills advancement program. A Ranger is identified as an elite outdoorsman who is skilled at a variety of outdoor activities, trained in outdoor safety, and ready to lead or assist others.
Award Focus: Joining
The first step in any journey is the courage to begin. At this level, the new crew member makes a commitment to join and move forward into the experience of Venturing.
Award Focus: Participation
The adventure of participating with the crew unfolds, and each Venturer begins to discover his or her interests and talents. As the Discovery Award recipients develop new skills and competencies, their eyes are opened, and the world expands for them.
Award Focus: Leadership
The Venturer's capabilities and skills expand, and with them come increased responsibility for defining their own way forward in life, service to others, and formal planning and leadership of the crew toward its goals.
Award Focus: Mentoring
The highest award of Venturing, the Summit Award, goes to those Venturers who have matured in their personal direction, skills, and life competencies, and who have accepted the responsibility to mentor others and serve their communities in a lasting way.