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Venturing


Venturing Officers Association Advisor:
Joshua Bollam
314-256-3062
joshua.bollam@scouting.org

WELCOME

 
Venturing is the co-ed high school and college aged program of the Boy Scouts of America, for youth aged 13 and completed the eighth grade, or 14 through 21. Every Venturing Crew or Sea Scout Ship is different, with different activities and program.
 

Council Wide Programs for 2013-2014

  • Scouting for Food Packaging -- November 16, 2013
  • Venturing Overnighter* -- January 18-19, 2014
  • Venturing Spring Activity* -- April 5, 2014
  • Venturing Celebration Dinner -- May 30, 2014

Details for these activities will be mailed out to all unit leaders at least 6 weeks before the activities.

 *Planning for these programs underway by the youth officers of the Venturing Officer Association.
 

 Venturing Website

 
For expanded information on Venturing and Venturing in the Greater Saint Louis Area Council, check out:
http://venturing.gslac.org
 

Venturing Summer Camp Dates Announced 

Every week of  Swift 2014 is a new adventure! In addition to our standard Swift program of climbing, rappelling, horses, skiing, tubing, and challenge course, each week holds a different adventure:

June 15-21 -​ Past, Present, Future 
June 22-28​ -
Sea Scouts vs. Pirates
July 6-12 -​ Are You Tough Enough? 
 
For more information, go to the following links

 

  

Introduction to LEADERSHIP SKILLS --- Crews

Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews is organized into three modules, each of which should take 60 to 90 minutes to complete, with additional optional games and challenges to enhance the leadership lessons (and fun) of the course.  Over the course of conducting the training through fun activities and interactive discussions the Crew will talk about Unit Organization, Tools of Being a Great Leader, as well as Leadership and Teamwork.

Here's the syllabus if you are interested: http://www.scouting.org/filestore/training/pdf/511-013WB.pdf

 
 
POWDER HORN (High Adventure!):
Training information for Venturing leaders:  www.powderhorn-bsa.org
Greater St. Louis Area Council Powder Horn: www.powderhornstlouis.org
 
 
CENTRAL REGION VENTURING NEWS
www.crventuring.org will provide news on Venturing around the 13-state area. 
 
VENTURING BASIC LEADER TRAINING 
Please go to your district's web page to find out when the next Venturing Basic Training is available.  You can also check the neighboring district's schedule if your district's dates are inconvenient.
 
 
President Dustin Readenour
VP of Administration Afton Hervey
VP of Program​ Christa Waterwiese
VP of Communication Joe Shaver
Advisor Jeff Abernathy
314-608-3444
abernajb@mac.com
Associate Advisor
  Training and Recognition
Michael Kost
 
Associate Advisor​
  Program
Chris Ford
cfordmo@gmail.com
Assistant Advisor
  Camping
Lisa Abernathy
mrslisaabernathy@gmail.com
Associate Advisor
  Communications
Eric Mircsov
emircsov@gmail.com
 


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