Venturing Workbooks and Checklists

  • The word processor versions of the workbooks and checklists have been prepared using the Microsoft Office 365 Suite (Word 2013) and are in the DOCX file format, which was introduced in 2007.  Consequently, in many cases they are NOT compatible with earlier versions on Microsoft Office or other word processors which do not support that file format. However, users of Microsoft Office XP, 2000 and 2003 can download a Compatibility Pack, by clicking here: By installing the Compatibility Pack you will be able to use Microsoft Office XP, 2000, or 2003 to open, edit, and save files using the file formats in newer versions of Word (DOCX), Excel (XLSX), and PowerPoint (PPTX) .
  • The PDF versions of the workbooks and checklists have been designed with form fields.  Scouts may download these files and then type their notes into the form fields, and save their work locally.  They have been tested successfully with the Adobe Acrobat Reader, the Foxit PDF Reader, and the Nuance PDF Reader.  Each of those programs are available as free downloads.

Please submit errors, omissions, comments or suggestions about the format of any of the WORKBOOKS to: Workbooks@USScouts.Org
Comments or suggestions for changes to the wording of the requirements should be sent to the BSA advancement team at: Advancement.Team@Scouting.Org

Copies of some of these workbooks (in PDF format only) are also available on the website. If you find copies on any other site, they have been placed there without our permission, and we would be grateful to be notified of those cases..  Please write us at  Workbooks@USScouts.Org with the website address.  

The workbooks are all Copyright - U.S. Scouting Service Project, Inc. - All Rights Reserved.
The requirements are all Copyright - Boy Scouts of America – and are used with permission.

 Venturing Awards

Requirements Workbooks
DOCX Format PDF Format
Venturing Award Word Format PDF Format
Discovery Award Word Format PDF Format
Pathfinder Award Word Format PDF Format
Summit Award Word Format PDF Format
Ranger Award Word Format PDF Format
Quest Award Word Format PDF Format
Trust Award Word Format PDF Format


Ranger Awards

Requirements Workbooks
DOCX Format PDF Format
Core Requirements Word Format PDF Format
Backpacking Word Format PDF Format
Cave Exploration Word Format PDF Format
Cycling/Mountain Biking Word Format PDF Format
Ecology Word Format PDF Format
Equestrian Word Format PDF Format
First Aid Word Format PDF Format
Fishing Word Format PDF Format
Hunting Word Format PDF Format
Lifesaving Word Format PDF Format
Mountaineering Word Format PDF Format
Outdoor Living History Word Format PDF Format
Physical Fitness Word Format PDF Format
Plants and Wildlife Word Format PDF Format
Project COPE Word Format PDF Format
Scuba Word Format PDF Format
Shooting Sports Word Format PDF Format
Watercraft Word Format PDF Format
Winter Sports Word Format PDF Format

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