Inventions Scouts are units chartered either as an Explorer Post or a Venturing Crew. Explorer Posts are part of the Learning for Life Corporation, while Venturing Crews are part of the Boy Scouts of America. Both organizations are Co-Ed so, all young women and men aged 11-21 can join. Scouts at age 21 can become adult Advisors.
Crews are organized like a small business. The Crews are made up of Co-Ed Invention Teams. An Invention Team has 4 to 10 members. The Crew members elect their leadership. Crews meet once a month, Teams usually meet weekly.