Venturers do that? Here’s a list of every Venturing crew specialty from 2015

Think of pretty much anything teenagers enjoy, and there’s probably a Venturing crew that specializes in it.

Running? Check. Rock climbing? Yep. Dancing? Indeed.

While the most-popular Venturing crew specialities are the catch-all categories of “general interest,” “high adventure” and “camping/backpacking/hiking,” a look at the complete list reveals there’s more to Venturing than you might think. The list may even give you some ideas of ways to engage teenagers in your area who aren’t into hiking or camping.

That’s why Venturing rocks: It’s flexible. It can be customized to meet the interests of the young people in your crew.

Here’s the list of all 56 specialties, ordered alphabetically. Is your Venturing crew speciality on the list? If not, let me know in the comments section.

Every Venturing crew specialty

The info is current as of July 20, 2015.

  • Animal care/pets
  • Archery
  • Arts and hobbies
  • Athletic coach/manager/trainer
  • Band/drum and bugle corps/drill team
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling/BMX
  • Black-powder shooting
  • Camping/backpacking/hiking
  • Canoeing/rafting
  • Church worker
  • Clergyman/missionary
  • Dance (modern/tap/ballet/folk)
  • Ethnic cultural history
  • Fencing
  • Fishing/fly-tying
  • Football
  • General aquatics
  • General interest
  • Gun/marksmanship target
  • Ham radio/citizens band radio
  • High adventure
  • Horse training/riding
  • Horseback riding
  • Hunting
  • Ice hockey
  • Indian culture
  • Latter-day Saints (LDS)
  • Magic
  • Model aircraft/rockets
  • Model railroading
  • Music (instrumental/choral/vocal)
  • Orienteering/compass
  • Photography
  • Physical disabilities
  • Ranger (park/forest/camp)
  • Recreational boating
  • Religion
  • Rock climbing/rappelling
  • Rowing/sculling
  • Running/jogging
  • Safe rides program
  • Sailing/boating
  • Scoutreach
  • Scuba diving
  • Search and rescue
  • Ski patrol
  • Snow skiing/cross-country skiing
  • Soccer
  • Spelunking/cave exploring
  • Sports
  • Swimming/diving
  • Volleyball
  • Water skiing
  • Youth organization volunteering
  • Youth worker

Photo: Venturing Crew 1532 from Provo, Utah.