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Age Requirements / Advancement / Highest Awards

Age Range / Highest Award

Program Minimum Age Maximum Age Highest Award
Venturers age 14 OR
age 13 + finished grade 8
until age 21 Silver Award
Eagle Scout (male only)
Sea Scouts age 14 OR
age 13 + finished grade 8
until age 21 Silver Award
Quartermaster Award
Eagle Scout (male only)

Advancement for Venturers & Sea Scouts

Venturing Bronze Awards (medal / ribbons)
Venturing Bronze Awards (5) (medal/left; campaign-style ribbons/right: Arts and Hobbies, Outdoor, Sea Scout [Ordinary Award], Sports, Youth Ministries)
Venturing Gold Award
Venturing Gold Award (requires earning at least 1 Bronze Award)
Venturing Silver Award
Venturing Silver Award (requires earning the Gold Award)

Other Awards for All Venturers & Sea Scouts

Venturing Ranger Award
Venturing Ranger Award (outdoor skills award)
Trust Award
Trust Award (religious award)
Quest Award
Quest Award (sports-related award)
National Youth Leadership Award
National Youth Leadership Award
Venturing Shooting Sports Outstanding Achievement Award
Venturing Shooting Sports Outstanding Achievement Award

Pending Changes to Venturing Advancement (scheduled for May, 2014)


Advancement for Sea Scouts only

Apprentice rank
Apprentice
Ordinary rank
Ordinary
Able rank
Able
Quartermaster Award (blue / white / medal)
Quartermaster Award (blue uniform/left; white uniform/middle; medal/right)

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