Venturing is a youth development program of the Boy Scouts of America for young men and women who are 14 (and have completed the eighth grade) 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.

What a Venturing crew does is limited only by the imagination and involvement of the adult and youth leaders and members of the crew. Examples of nationwide activities include sailing, producing a play, climbing a mountain, teaching people to swim and rafting.

For information on the Louisiana Purchase Council's Venturing Crews and Activities, click below.

A team of yellow-shirt wearing teenagers ride their bikes down a long road.