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National Capital Area Council supports an active Venturing and Sea Scout program by providing district adult and youth leadership with a foundation of Council sponsored events, training, membership, and adventure programs.

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NCAC Venturing Officer’s Association Group



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Venturing - Program Update- New Award Names Announced


The four new awards replacing the current Bronze, Gold and Silver are: Venturing, Discovery, Pathfinder and Summit awards.

The new program—to be released in full at the National Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tenn., May 21–23, 2014—is built around progressive experiences in the focus areas of Adventure, Leadership, Service, and Personal Growth.


  • Bronze, Gold, Silver awards:
    - Venturers may continue working on them until Dec. 31, 2014.
    - Venturers must start working on the new awards beginning on Jan. 1, 2015.
  • Venturing, Discovery, Pathfinder and Summit awards:
    - All Venturers may begin working on them in May 2014.
    - Current Venturers would skip the Venturing Award and begin with working on theDiscovery Award (previously known by the temporary title Level II), regardless of whether they’ve earned the Bronze, Gold and/or Silver awards.
    - New Venturers would begin with the Venturing Award (previously known by the temporary title Level I).
    - All Venturers must begin using the new awards beginning on Jan. 1, 2015.

Read more about the new Award names. Click here.

More details on Venturing program changes are here.






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