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The Venturing Gold Award replaces the Exploring G.O.L.D. Award
that was introduced in 1996. It was extremely well received and
valued by those who earned it. One new requirement has been added
to create the new Venturing Gold Award. That requirement is to
earn the Venturing Bronze Award.
The Venturing Gold Award program was developed to recognize the
significant accomplishment in a Venturer's life as he or she
has proven outstanding performance in a broad spectrum of
activities. These activities relate to Venturing's Six Experience
areas of leadership, citizenship, social, outdoor, service,
and fitness. It will challenge and motivate Ventures over an
It will provide a favorable image of the Venturing program
among youth, parents, schools, and our communities. It will
offer challenging and stimulating opportunities for Venturers
to develop and achieve personal goals in the areas of leadership,
character developmental nd personal fitness.
Venturing Gold Award candidates must be active and registered
Ventures for at least twelve months before final qualification.
They must serve in a leadership role within the twelve months
before final qualification. They must participate in a district,
council, or national Venturing event or activity. They must set
and accomplish one personal goal related to each of the six
experience areas. They must plan and lead at least two crew
activities built around the six experience areas. They must
recite the Venturing Oath. Three letters of recommendation from
adults outside of the crew are required, and the candidate must
make an oral presentation to a crew review committee. Finally,
they must be approved and recommended by their crew committee.
Detailed Requirements of the Gold Award
Venturing Gold Award candidates must submit a written petition
to their crew Advisor in which they should outline their plans
and ambitions for their projects to achieve the award. Advisors
are encouraged to have a conference with each candidate to ensure
that the Venturer has developed a well-conceived plan, and that he
or she has specific goals in mind. The Advisor approves the plan.
After council approval, the council issues the award.
After many months of determined service and leadership, the
Venturing Gold Award should be presented in a setting worthy of
the award. Suggested occasions include high school assemblies,
church services, and council Venturing Events. The award may be
presented more than once. The award is gold medal featuring the
Venturing logo inside of a compass dial. The medal is suspended
form a white ribbon that is worn around the neck. A certificate
is also available.