Troop 23 started the Venture Scouts to create leadership opportunities beyond the patrols. Venture Scouts plan outings separate from the Troop activities. The entire trip is planned by the Scouts, including where they are going, planning the route to get there, menus, shopping, food preparation, etc. The outings are supervised by at least 2 adult leaders. There are 3 Venture Crew outings per scouting year.

To be eligible scouts must meet the following minimum requirements and have earned one merit badge since the previous Venture Crew Outing.

  • Star Rank
  • Age 13
  • Camping & First Aid Merit Badges
  • Must attend an average of at least one regular Troop meeting per month
  • Must attend at least one Troop outing between the last Venture activity and two weeks before the next one.

Past Venture crew outings have included:

  • Game Day
  • City Museum (St. Louis, MO)
  • Ski Outing (UP, MI)
  • Wildman Ranch White WAter Rafting (xxx, xxx)