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2012-13 District Venturing Officers

VOA President
Megan Dennis

VP of Program

Austin Prince

VP of Administration

Danielle Prince

VP Communication

John Maddox

VOA Advisor
Dean Kohler


Venturing is a youth development program of the Boy Scouts of America for young men and women ages 14 through 20, or 13 years old and have completed the eighth grade.

Venturing's purpose is to provide positive experiences to help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults.

Venturing is based on a unique and dynamic relationship between youth, adult leaders, and organizations in their communities. Local community organizations establish a Venturing crew by matching their people and program resources to the interests of young people in the community. The result is a program of exciting and meaningful activities that helps youth pursue their special interests, grow, develop leadership skills, and become good citizens.

Venturing crews can specialize in a variety of avocation or hobby interests.

Ethics in Action

An important goal of Venturing is to help young adults be responsible and caring persons, both now and in the future. Venturing uses "ethical controversies" to help young adults develop the ability to make responsible choices that reflect their concern for what is a risk and how it will affect others involved. Because an ethical controversy is a problem-solving situation, leaders expect young adults to employ empathy, invention, and selection when they think through their position and work toward a solution.


If you are interested in joining an existing Venturing crew or you would like to know how to start your own crew, contact Zoran Lazic at or 314-256-3054.

Venturing Camporee - March 14th - 16th

River Trails hosted its first Venturing Camporee the weekend of March 14 – 16 at Beaumont Scout Reservation. The Survivor-Game-Show” type camp at Beaumont Scout Ranch had Crews competing against each other in challenges and competitions. Thank you to the everyone that came to this great event, and to the Venturing leadership for putting it together!


Venturing Roundtable

First Thursday of every month at 6:45 p.m.
Windsor Intermediate School, 6208 US Hwy 61-67, Imperial, MO 63052

Every first Thursday of the month, all Venturers, Venturing officers and advisers -- as well as people who would like to learn more about the Venturing program -- can attend a brief 15-minute meeting at Windsor Intermediate School. The meeting begins at 6:45 p.m., before the Boy Scout Roundtable. Come and hear about upcoming district and council Venturing events. 

2013-14 District Venturing Officers

President: Megan Dennis -

VP Program: Austin Prince -

VP Administration: Danielle Prince -

VP Communication: John Maddox -
VOA Advisor: Dean Kohler -