Exploring and Venturing units are chartered by the Boy Scouts of America and provide co-ed activities for yout between 14 and 21 years old. Exploring is intended to be career oriented and many Explorer Posts are chahartered to Police and fire departments. Venturing is intended for fun and service. Many Venturing Crews are chartered to churches and Civic Organizations. Sea Scouts is a specialized type of unit mainly associated with water and boating.
Venturing and Sea Scouts allow foir advancement and awards.