Background and Purpose
One of the strengths of the Venturing program is its ability to
meet the interest of all Venturers. Sometimes Venturers like to
investigate new, different areas. Variety in a crew always seems to
make it more fun to go to meetings and outings. Also, Venturers
probably have many interests or would like to have more. Because of
that desire, and to provide a pathway to many different experiences,
the Venturing Bronze Awards Program is offered..
Venturers can earn their crew's specialty Bronze Award or all
five Bronze Awards.
The five different Venturing Bronze Awards (shown above in this
All five Bronze Awards contain the common elements of experience,
learning a skill, and sharing your experiences and skills with
others. Earning at least one Bronze Award is required for the
Venturing Gold Award. The Bronze Award is designed as the
entry-level award for a Venturer so that they can acquire usable
skills that will carry them along the trail to the Venturing Silver
For the Arts
and Hobbies, Sports,
Life Bronze Awards, a
Venturer must complete at least nine of twelve requirements
established for each of those three areas. For the Outdoor Bronze
Award, Venturers must complete at least four core requirements and
two electives that are found in the Ranger Award requirements. For
Scout Bronze Award,
Sea Scouts must earn theOrdinary
Rank. To earn a specific Bronze Award such as the Arts and
Hobbies Bronze Award, all completed requirements must be Arts and
Here are a couple of sample requirements:
- Sports: Demonstrate by means of a presentation at a crew
meeting, or a Cub Scout or Boy Scout meeting that you know first
aid for injuries or illnesses that could occur while playing
- Religious Life: Produce or be a cast member in some type of
entertainment production with a religious or ethical theme, such
as a play, puppet show or concert, for a children's group,
retirement home, homeless shelter, or Cub or Boy Scout group.
Bronze candidates may have their crew Advisor or a specialty
consultant approve or sign off on that completed requirement.
Requirements for the Arts and Hobbies, Sports, and Religious Life
Bronze can be found in the Silver Award Guide. Requirements for the
Sea Scout Bronze (Ordinary Award) can be found in the Sea Scouting
Manual. The requirements for the Outdoor Bronze Award can be found
in the Ranger Guidebook. There is no committee review for the
Venturing Bronze Award.
The Bronze Award is available in two formats. The original
award is a colorful, campaign-style ribbon that may be worn on the
Sea Scouting or Venturing uniform. If all five are earned, all five
may be worn on the uniform. Each ribbon has an icon representing the
area it was earned in superimposed on the ribbon, shown at the top
of this page.
A Bronze Award medal is also available, and is also shown above.
Miniature Pins, which represent the campaign ribbons, are worn on
the ribbon portion of the medal, as shown above.