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Who may join

Venturing is for youth ages 14-20 (age 13 if completed 8th grade), who want to create their own adventures. No prior Scouting experience is required!

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When we meet

The crew generally has an in-person meeting and an adventure each month. Adventures range from day-trips to multi-night events.

Additional virtual or in-person meetings may be called by the officers.


Crew 863 is led by youth officers.

Adult leaders advise, mentor, and help with administrative responsibilities.

Advancement and traditional Scouting

Venturing has an optional advancement program. It culminates in the Summit award.

Also, youth who have earned the First Class rank through a Scouts BSA troop may optionally continue progress to Eagle through a crew (more info).


Venturing Crew 863 started in September 2018 with 20 youth. We are chartered by Central Lutheran Church in east Dallas.