May 3, 2016
Venturing Forums are held three times a year, and are a great resource and fun opportunity for your entire Venturing crew. Each forum includes a chance to get to know fellow Venturers from across the council and features a program packed with ideas and opportunities for your crew to take advantage of and implement into its annual program plan. The council’s youth Venturing officers take the lead in driving this program and making it a great experience for both the youth and adults in the Venturing program. Bring the whole crew or ship – and prospective Venturers! Venturing Forums are held at the Cockrell Scout Center at 7:00 pm.
Venturing Advisor Position-Specific Training
May 21, 2016
Venturing Advisor Position-Specific Training provides participants with an introduction to the responsibilities, opportunities, and resources that will ensure a successful Venturing crew leadership experience. There is no charge for training. This course can now be taken online.
Register for May 21
Wilderness First Aid Training
April 30 - May 1, 2016 in Bastrop, TX
Wilderness First Aid (WFA) is the assessment of and treatment given to an ill or injured person in a remote environment where definitive care by a physician and/or rapid transport is not readily available. Participants will learn how to assess, treat, and (when possible) contain emergencies within the scope of their training. Course prerequisites: Minimum age 14; current certification in an adult CPR course; completion of AED training. The course is a 16-hour curriculum and is valid for two years.
This program is designed especially for Venture age youth training with their adult leaders. Fees include overnight accommodations and all meals beginning with Saturday lunch. We have an optional program Friday evening for our youth participants. Camping is available Friday night for those with long travel distances. Complete details will be provided with your registration packet. The cost is $95 and includes meals.
Venturing Program Changes
There were several updates made to the Venturing program effective January 1, 2015.
Venturers do that? Here’s a list of every Venturing crew specialty from 2015
Think of pretty much anything teenagers enjoy, and there’s probably a Venturing crew that specializes in it. Running? Check. Rock climbing? Yep. Dancing? Indeed.
While the most-popular Venturing crew specialities are the catch-all categories of “general interest,” “high adventure” and “camping/backpacking/hiking,” a look at the complete list reveals there’s more to Venturing than you might think. The list may even give you some ideas of ways to engage teenagers in your area who aren’t into hiking or camping.
That’s why Venturing rocks: It’s flexible. It can be customized to meet the interests of the young people in your crew. Check out the Scouting Magazine blog for a list of all 56 specialties.
Council Venturing Committee
The council has a great committee supporting the Venturing Officers Association (VOA). If you are interested in becoming more involved at the council level, consider joining one of our committee meetings. The committee typically meets in January, March and September. Check the calendar for specific dates.
BeAScout.org is a tool prospective families use to find units to join. BeAScout.org has a Google pin for every unit. Is your unit information up to date, or do you have the unit leader from three years ago as your contact? Unit leaders can update your unit information to make it EASY for new Scouting families to find your unit by logging into myscouting.org and looking under Unit Tools, selecting BeAScout, and then clicking on Unit Pin Management.
August 15, 2016
The Venturing Banquet is the annual awards banquet where Venturers and leadership will be presented with recognition for their work in the Venturing and Sea Scout programs. At the banquet the new Venturing Officer’s Association leadership will be announced.
If you are interested in a leadership position in the Venturing Officers Association (VOA), details will be provided soon. Elections will be held on Saturday for the offices of council venturing president, vice-president of program, and vice-president of administration. We will follow the procedures outlined in the VOA By-Laws. Be sure you bring your VOA nomination form (signed by your crew / ship Advisor).