The California Inland Empire Council (CIEC) Venturing site is dedicated to discussing the different elements of the Venturing Program as well as providing a number of resources to the local Crews of CIEC. Some of the topics that appear on this page include a brief description of the Venturing program, the aims and methods of the Venturing program, the goals of the Venturing program, and the processes involved in starting a new Venturing Crew. Some of the resources for local Crews that are found on this page include a calendar of CIEC Venturing-related activities including trainings, and links to Western Region Area 4 Venturing, Western Region Venturing, Sea Scouts, BSA, Western Region Sea Scouting, and High Adventure opportunities for Venturers.

CIEC Venturing Announcements

  • Venturing Leadership Awards (Youth Only) - - The Venturing Leadership Award (VLA) is presented by Councils, Areas, Regions, and the BSA National Council to Venturers who have made exceptional contributions to Venturing and who exemplify the Venturing Code and Oath.  For a complete list of qualifications for the VLA, please click here.  For a copy of the "Recommendation for the Youth Only Venturing Leadership Award", please click here.  Important note: The presentations of Council-level Venturing Leadership Awards will be held at the annual California Inland Empire Council Venturing Awards Banquet (more information to be announced).


  • 2014 Program Update - Venturing - ALPS Program Model and Requirements - - The Venturing awards and recognitions program are designed to help Venturers grow in the areas of adventure, leadership, personal development, and service.  Awards serve as benchmarks that give Venturers a structure for developing their own personal vision into manageable goals that lead to recognition by their peers, mentors, and the larger community.  The Venturing awards program has four levels: all Venturers should earn the Venturing Award soon after formally joining the program; Venturers then proceed by earning the Discovery and Pathfinder awards; and finally, Venturers earn the Summit Award, in which a young person formally serves as a mentor to other Venturers in his or her crew.  To read the entirety of the 2014 Program updates, please click here.
  • CIEC Venturing Officers' Association Sponsored Events (2015-2016) - - The CIEC Venturing Officers' Association will be sponsoring the following events for the 2015-2016 year -
    • Venturing Awards and Recognition Dinner (Friday, October 23, 2015) - Location: Evergreen Masonic Center in Riverside - Click here for flyer.
    • Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews (Saturday, November 21, 2015) - Location: Jack Dembo Scout Service Center in Redlands.
    • Venturing Rendezvous (Dates to be announced) - Location: Camp Emerson in Idyllwild. 


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CIEC Venturing

Venturing Program Resource Links 

'Goal Setting and Time Management' (youth training course)

'Mentoring' (youth training course)

Personal Safety Awareness Training
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