Leave your feedback on these Venturing award prototypes

Now that the requirements for the new Venturing awards have been released, attention turns to what the awards themselves will look like.

Will they be medals? Badges? A combination of the two?

Turns out you and other Venturers or Venturing advisors can have a say in the final decision. But you need to leave your feedback soon.

Most Venturers I’ve talked to want awards that look unique to Venturing — something nobody else has. No matter what ends up being used to represent the Venturing, Discovery, Pathfinder and Summit awards, the new requirements show me that these awards will help Venturers get even more out of an already awesome program.

The volunteer-led team behind the changes to Venturing is looking for constructive feedback based on the pictures I’ve posted below. As we learned in Wood Badge, feedback is a gift and will be treated as such.

The collection of sticky notes you see is from volunteers and professionals who left their feedback in person at the National Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tenn., this week. But you have a voice, too, so be heard by leaving a comment.

Time is of the essence here, so please share your feedback by Wednesday, May 28.

Medals

Important: The medals below are in first-draft form. The actual ones would look much nicer and have a loop on top, like the very unique-looking Powder Horn award.

In other words, use your imagination on these. The first three would be shiny and powder-coated, and the yellow would be the real Venturing yellow — which didn’t come out well in the prototype. The Summit award (far right) would be bright chrome with reflective black enamel.

As you look from left to right, you’ll see the Venturing, Discovery, Pathfinder and Summit awards.

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Patch Design A

Venturing awards - A

Patch Design B

From top: Pathfinder, Discovery, Venturing. The Summit Award would be a separate medal if this option is selected.

Venturing awards - B

Patch Design C

From top: Pathfinder, Discovery, Venturing. The Summit Award would be a separate medal if this option is selected.

Venturing awards - C

What do you think?

Do you like the medals? The patches? A combination? Share your comments.

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Bryan Wendell, an Eagle Scout, is the founder of Bryan on Scouting and a contributing writer.