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Be prepared to Climb Higher!

A great deal of planning and collaboration must go into a successful mountaineering expedition.

The same is true of your Venturer Company’s program. In order to make the most of your Venturer Scout adventures, make use of the resources you find posted to this page, or look to the Venturer Scouts Handbook and Venturer Company Handbook to guide your progress.

Program Quality Guide

Use the Program Quality guide to ensure your Company has a balanced and challenging program.

Program Quality Guide

Planning Guide

The Company Planning Guide

Climb higher!

Company Planning Guide

Solo Climb Planning

The Solo Climb planning template will help you to set and track goals for each program cycle.

Solo Climb Planning Template

Solo Climb

Smart Chart

Venturer Smart Chart

Amory Adventure Award

The Amory Award is given annually to the company which displays the most initiative in conceiving, planning and executing an outdoor adventure activity.

This award was first presented by the Rt. Hon. Viscount Amory, GCMG, one-time British High Commissioner to Canada. The award plaque has a reproduction of Jacques Cartier’s ship Grande Hermine and the Canadian space satellite Allouette mounted on it.

More Information


Venturer Scout meetings take a variety of forms. Some may take place around a campfire at a camp, on a hike through the woods or in a regular meeting location. The structure of the meeting is determined by the adventure.

Tips for Effective Meetings

Vocational Venturers

Vocational Venturer Companies are sponsored by local Emergency Services. The program is an opportunity for youth to learn about Emergency Medical Service, Policing, and Firefighting.

Medical Venturers

Medical Venturers—often called Medvents—are Companies sponsored by local Emergency Medical Services. Medvents receive increasingly advanced medical training over the course of the program. Their training is put to good use providing volunteer First Aid support at Scout camps and charitable events. is a site maintained by the 1st Downsview Group which provides more information on Medical Venturers.

Police Venturers

Police Venturing offers youth the opportunity to learn about what goes on behind the scenes in law enforcement, and to work with their local police department to assist in crime prevention initiatives and community events.

Fire Venturers

Fire Venturers are sponsored by their local departments. The program provides youth with the opportunity to receive training in firefighting procedures and equipment, and in medical first response.