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Venturing Advancement Policies

Postby milominderbinder2 » Wed May 28, 2008 1:43 pm

This is the discussion for the Venturing Advancement Policies page on

This text is quoted from the BSA Advancement Policies #33088 © 1989, 2007 Printing.

In particular note that:
* Multiple credit may be given.
* Unlike Boy Scouting credit can only be earned since registering as a Venturer.
* There are differences in Venturing Award boards of review versus Boy Scout Boards of Review.

Please note needed corrections here.

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Postby OldGreyBear » Wed May 28, 2008 1:59 pm

Since the term "advancement" is unknown in the Venturing Universe, perhaps it would be better to use the term "Venturing Recognition Policies"
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Re: Venturing Advancement Policies

Postby mhjacobson » Tue Jul 08, 2008 8:46 pm

"Past Credit
(Quoted from: Advancement Policies #33088, p. 38)

All requirements for all awards require Venturers to do the work as Venturers. As an example, they may have earned the Backpacking merit badge as a Boy Scout, must do all that is required in the Ranger backpacking elective while registered as a Venturer. Some requirements may require some type of certification such as Scuba Open-Water Diver, American Red Cross Standard First Aid, or BSA Lifeguard. This certification may be used regardless of when it was earned as long as the certification is still current."

So the policy has an exception -- if the award calls for certification, and the venturer earned it prior to becomming a venturer, it can count for Venturing recognition.
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