Venturing is a youth development program for young men and women who are 13 and have completed the eighth grade, or age 14 through 20 years of age. Venturing's purpose is to provide positive experiences to help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults.

To Join

Click, enter your zip code, select “Venturing”, and get immediate information about Venturing Crews near you, or call us at 770-989-8820 and our helpful staff will connect you to a Venturing Crew near you.  You can also click here to fill out a form with some easy information and we'll contact you!

Why Venturing?

Venturing is based on a unique and dynamic relationship between youth, adult leaders, and organizations in their communities. Local community organizations establish a Venturing Crew by matching their people and program resources to the interests of young people in the community. The result is a program of exciting and meaningful activities that helps youth pursue their special interests, grow, develop leadership skills, and become good citizens.

Venturing Crews can participate in a variety of vocational skills, hobby interests, or may choose to specialize in one specific activity.

What do Venturers Do?

Sample Activities

Atlanta Area Venturing Crews enjoy a wide variety of outings, activities, and adventures thanks to the amazing natural resources in our area. Venturing Crews are known to spend weekends: rock climbing, white water rafting, sailing, hiking, caving, zip-lining, scuba diving, and much, much more.

Frequently Asked Questions

Venturing is for young men and women, ages 14-20. Each Venturer is a member of a Crew. Crews go on camping trips, high adventure treks, play games, do service projects and learn new skills. Crews can specialize in particular types of activities or organize themselves more broadly around a sponsoring organization.

Venturing has fees for membership and activities. As of April of 2024, the annual National membership fee for youth is $85 per year and for adults in $65 per year, but each is free if you are also registered in a Troop. (Youth and adult leader fees are for 12 months from registration; the 12-month period for those registered before August of 2023 is the calendar year. As of April 2024, there is no longer a “New Member Joining Fee”.)  Other costs vary depending on the activities of your local Crew and typically range from $40 to $100 annually. One of the key values of Venturing is that everyone should help earn their own way. That's why we offer multiple opportunities throughout the year for your Venturer to earn the money needed to camp and participate in other activities.

We believe that everyone should have the chance to be a Venturer! Because of the generosity of local families, businesses and leaders, the Atlanta Area Council can offer assistance to support local families in need.

Absolutely! There are tons of organizations in neighborhoods throughout the Atlanta area that sponsor Venturing Crews. Venturers meet at service organizations, places of worship, schools, and more, all within a comfortable distance to your home. To find a Crew near you visit, enter your zip code, and select "Venturing" or give us a call at 770-989-8820.

Youth lead their crews – Venturing develops young people as leaders, advised by Adult advisors.

Adults will have the opportunity to take a role in supporting your Venturer’s experience as a Crew Advisor or Assistant or Committee Member or helper - and we're here to help you become the best leader you can be with training, online resources, and support from our Program Center.

Every volunteer leader is required to go through a rigorous background check and Youth Protection Training process that ensures your child will be in a safe and fun program. The Atlanta Area Council provides many training opportunities for our leaders to enhance the program they deliver, and increase the skills they can pass onto our Scouts.

Lots of youth take part in Venturing along with a variety of other activities like sports, music, academic interests, and more. These programs all work together with Venturing to provide your child with a balance of adult role models and experiences!

Joining Venturing is easy. Visit, enter your zip code and select "Venturing" to find a Crew and register online.  Or connect with us by calling 770-989-8820 or click here to fill out a form and we'll contact you.

Upcoming Events

Venturing Baquet 

When: February 26, 2022

Where: Atlanta Area Council Volunteer Center

Time: 6:00 pm to 8 pm

Register Here

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