Start a Crew

Have an idea for a brand new crew? There aren't any crews close to you? Not finding what you want? Organizing a Venturing crew is easy to do! Just follow these steps:


Step 1- Get Your Minimums

  • A crew needs at least 5 youth members that have common interests.
    • 3 must be primarily registered in the new crew, however 2 may be multiplied from another unit.
  • There must also be 4 adult members willing to fill the following positions:
    • The main positions are called the Key 3: Chartered Organization Representative, Crew Advisor, and Committee Chair.
    • All adults, as well as youth over 18, must complete Youth Protection Training. Adult advisors must complete Leader Specific Training. Additional adult support can be added later.


Step 2- Chartered Organizations

Find an organization to sponsor you as your Chartered Organization. This is often a church, local business, Kiwanis, or other group.


Step 3- Council Contact

Contact your District Executive (DE) at your council office, who will be your BSA contact.


Step 4- Lead the Adventure!

Once the paperwork is processed and training is complete, your adventure can begin!


For additional information and support on organizing a new Venturing crew or Sea Scout ship, go to or check out this article written by a council VOA!





VenturingFest 2018

As you may know, VenturingFest 2018 will be held at the Summit Bechtel Reserve from July 1st-6th, 2018 to celebrate Venturing’s 20th birthday! Join us for quick access to the latest activities at the Summit, social events with Venturers from across the nation, an incredible birthday celebration, and the opportunity of a lifetime!