Thanks to everyone who came out to make this year's Venturing Academy at the University of Scouting our best Academy yet!
This all-day skills program run by our Venturing Officers Association (seated, front row) for our Venturing youth focused on Mentoring Training, How to Lead a Brainstorming Session, Kodiak Challenge, Award and Training Opportunities, annual planning with a focus on the next two crew meetings, and games.
Venturing Rendezvous is a weekend of fun activities for co-ed youth ages 14 to 21 - including, Venturers, Sea Scouts, Explorers, Boy Scouts, and Girl Scouts. This event has been expanded and is open to units from other councils within Area 2.
Dates: Friday, March 31, 2017 – Sunday, April 2, 2017. Come for the day Saturday or camp for the weekend.
Location: Camp Wisdom ‐ 6400 W. Redbird Lane, Dallas, TX
Theme: Pirate Holiday (Aarrgh!) including a round‐robin camporee style event.
Price: $30 Early Bird / $40 Day of Event. Lunch and Dinner Saturday are included. T-shirts available for an extra (nominal) cost at registration.
Units can register at https://circle10.camp‐master.com. Units not associated with Circle Ten will need to contact us prior to being able to register.
Interested in making a difference within Venturing? Applications for the 2017-18 VOA President / Vice President positions are now open. Applications should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org and are due at by midnight, March 11, 2017. If you have any questions, please submit them to the above email address.
The Venturing Officers' Association works to promote and support the Venturing Program in the council. Its officers are Venturers invested in Venturing and Sea Scouts throughout the council.
The new online learning portal for Venturing has been released in the BSA Learn Center, and starting is as simple as firing up your web browser.
As an alternative to classroom training at the local council, this portal is the latest in a series of Scouting U updates, which allows volunteers to complete their leader specific training completely online.
The training content for Venturing comprises of 14 e-learning modules and are broken into three easy-to-follow learning plans: Before the First Meeting, First 30 Days, and Position Trained. Whether you are taking Venturing training for the first time or just need a refresher, you can explore specific topics such as how to plan an event, selecting officers, annual program planning, and even how to interact with young adults. All modules range from 6 to 17 minutes in length, allowing Venturing volunteers to be position specific trained in approximately 2 ½ hours!
To access the BSA Learn Center, login to my.scouting.org and click on the Position Specific Training graphic on right side of your screen. For assistance, please contact the Member Care Contact Center at (972)580-2489 or email@example.com.
Saturday, January 21, 2017
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