Scout Oath
On my honor I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.

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ALPS Training

The new Venturing A-L-P-S program model builds on success from the past and provides a framework for a dynamic program of Adventure, Leadership, Personal growth and Service. It is grounded in a flexible program of continuous, youth-led adventure with the new recognition system providing Venturers with benchmarks of progress.

All Venturers are given opportunities to learn and apply proven leadership skills. Venturing's program model provides explicit training experiences to help youth lead and mentor as well as opportunities to test and refine their skills during youth-led and youth-mentored adventures. The following training courses are those training opportunities for each award level.

Materials, from quick references to complete courses, are available at the National Scouting website.

Venturing Award training

Personal Safety Awareness training
This training addresses personal safety concerns of our nation's teenagers. The four topics are Suicide Prevention, Internet Safety, Sexual Harassment and Date Rape.

Discovery Award training

Small-group management skills training
...coming soon

First-aid and CPR certifications
First-aid - American Red Cross Standard First Aid or equivalent course.
CPR - American Red Cross - First Aid/CPR/AED or the American Heart Association - Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED or an equivalent course.

Goal-setting and Time-management training
Finding a successful time management strategy depends on a person's personality, ability to self-motivate and level of self-discipline. This course introduces established methods for improving a Venturer's ability to effectively manage the events in his or her life in relation to time.

Pathfinder Award training

Project management training
This training will prepare Venturers to identify, plan, and execute projects in an efficient manner, while encouraging personal growth and development.

Experiential training in conflict resolution, communications, group dynamics, cooperation, and ethical controversies
The ethics forum and ethical controversy activities help your crew discuss issues in an interesting, organized, and active way.

Summit Award training

Mentoring and coaching skills training
Mentoring is a form of leadership and can be performed in a variety of circumstances throughout the Venturing program. This training is designed to help Venturers understand how to mentor other members of the crew and appreciate the role mentoring plays in personal growth and leadership for both the mentee and mentor.

Advanced leadership training
National Youth Leadership Training, Kodiak Challenge, National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience, Order of the Arrow National Leadership Seminar, Sea Scout SEAL Training, or Wood Badge (for Venturers 18 or older). You may also participate in non-BSA leadership training courses such as those delivered by the National Outdoor Leadership School, if approved by your Advisor.