May 7-9, 2021
The Venturing Challenge is a weekend campout for Venturers across the council. It is an opportunity for fun and fellowship and to bring prospective Venturers to a council-wide activity. The movie madness-themed weekend will be filled with games, crew against crew competitions, and a campfire program. Camp for the weekend with your crew or attend for the day. Activities start on Saturday at 9:45 am and the campfire will be held around 8:00 pm. The registration fee is $15 per Venturer and $5 per adult and includes a patch and a weekend of fun. Meals are not provided. Registration can be done individually or by the crew leader. The event is being held at Bovay Scout Ranch (3450 County Road 317, Navasota, TX 77868).
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April 20, 2021 | 7:00 - 8:00 pm
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. Invite the whole crew!
April 15-18, 2021 | Camp Strake
Powder Horn is an action-packed, hands-on course that helps Scouts and Scouters learn how to implement high adventure activities into their troop, crew or ship. Scouting leaders often face the dilemma of having a strong desire to provide challenging and fun outdoor programs to meet the needs of their older youth, while lacking the knowledge and/or resources to do so. Powder Horn responds to this quandary by exposing Scouts BSA and Venturing leaders to a wide range of outdoor/high adventure activities. More importantly, Powder Horn provides participants with valuable resources and contacts to assist them in delivering the promise of Scouting’s high adventure.
During Powder Horn, participants learn by doing with expert consultants who demonstrate the skills and explain where resources, such as equipment, facilities, guides, instructors, and certifications can be obtained. Learn how to expose Scouts in your troop, crew or ship to rock climbing, Dutch oven cooking, geocaching, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, paddle boarding, firefighting, search and rescue, trekking in different countries, snorkeling, mountain biking, fly fishing, canoeing, wilderness first aid, astronomy, shooting sports (e.g., rifle, shotgun, handgun, archery), equestrian, 1860 baseball, wilderness survival, National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT), Sea Scouts, the Kodiak Challenge, the BSA Distinguished Conservation Service Award, Messenger of Peace, living history, Leave No Trace, vendors, the National Scout Jamboree, event planning, scuba diving, and more. Adult leaders from all Scouting programs and young adults age 14 and older are eligible to attend.
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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.
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