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One of the strengths of the Venturing program is its ability to meet the interests 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 are Arts and Hobbies, Outdoor, Sea Scout (Ordinary Award), Sports, and Youth Ministries.  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 Venturers so they can acquire usable skills that will carry them along the trail to the Venturing Silver Award.


For Arts and Hobbies, Sports, or Youth Ministries, a Venturer must complete at least nine of 12 requirements established for each of those three areas.   For Outdoor, Venturers must complete at least four core requirements and two electives that are found in the Ranger Award requirements.   For Sea Scout, Venturers must earn the Sea Scout Ordinary rank.   To earn a specific Bronze Award such as the Arts and Hobbies Bronze Award, all completed requirements must be Arts and Hobbies requirements.


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 Youth Ministries Bronze can be found in the Silver Award Guidebook.   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 actual Bronze Award is a 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. The ribbons have an icon representing the area in which it was earned superimposed on the ribbon.


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