In our troop, we have a relatively high percentage of older boys. We had our own program we call Senior Scouts. They or at least some wore the dark green explorer shirts.It was informal and we did what the boys liked.
Under my tenure, in addition to an expanded backpacking program, we went caving and rappelling. At other times, there was canoeing and hiking emphasis. There is also a very strong Order Of the Arrow component that involves a lot of special and leadership activities.
This is seamless within the troop. Today they have a venture group, orange epaulets, but it functons in a similat manner as it always has. Like me, there are one or two assistant scoutmasters with the responsibility for the older boys program
Thanks for your service to Scouting. If you have a high percentage of older boys, then you’ve been successful.
I was wrong. I've been back through the June 2012 revision of the Scouting Handbook for Church Units in the United States - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The unit registered for 16-18 year-old boys would be a Venturing Crew these days - although it wouldn't be a co-ed crew as designed in traditional Boy Scouting.