Venturing Forum
Januar 24, 2017 
 
Get to know fellow Venturers from across the council and participate in a program packed with ideas and opportunities for your Crew to take advantage of and implement into its annual program plan. Bring the whole crew or ship – and prospective Venturers!  Venturing Forums start at 7:00 pm and is held at the Cockrell Scout center.

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National Scout Jamboree
July 19-28, 2017

The jamboree is a gathering of approximately 40,000 Scouts, leaders, and staff that showcases everything that is great about the BSA and its members. Held once every four years, Boy Scouts and Venturers come together for 10 days of adventure at the Summit Bechtel National Family Scout Reserve in West Virginia.

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Tellepsen Scout Camp

Troops, teams, and crews can make reservations for Tellepsen Scout Camp. Scouts can participate in canoeing, archery, rifle shooting, shot gun shooting and climbing.

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Venturing Advisor Position-Specific Training (P21)

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. The training takes about three and a half hours. This course can be taken online.

 

Date Time Host District Contact Cost Registration Link
11/12/16 9:00 am - 2:00 pm Texas Skies (Katy) James Yaklin $6.50 Register
12/10/16 8:00 am - 2:00 pm Council Lily Garrison $5.00 Register

Recharter 

Every December, all units are required to renew their affiliation with Scouting. Units are to complete the internet recharter and submit the signed paperwork by December roundtable. Some important things to remember:

  • Plan ahead to get recharter done early, as this time of the year is typically very busy. It takes time to gather information and collect fees and signatures
  • Ensure all registered leaders have taken Youth Protection Training (YPT) 
  • Ensure the top unit leader (i.e., Venturing Advisor) has completed BSA training for his or her position
  • Submit internet advancements and service hours by December 31st
  • Read the important information at www.shac.org/recharter

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Venturing Association Officers

Congratulation to the newly elected officers for 2016-2017. Learn more about our new officers.

  • Ally Milby - President
  • Megan Shultz - Vice President of Administration
  • Nathaniel York - Vice President of Program

 

 

 

 

 


Venturing Leadership Award

Congratulations to the 2016 recipients of the Venturing Leadership Award (VLA). These Venturers and leaders have shown exceptional dedication and given outstanding leadership and service to the Venturing program.

Sarah Lecheminant Ship 1659 
Andrew Austin Crew 2920
Ally Milby Crew 2920
Christopher Ramirez Crew 1333
Grace Martinez Crew 2020
Kayla Hilliard Ship 1996 
Adults:  
Susie Becvar   
Amy Taylor  
Ulf Lueders  

Venturing Forum

January 24, 2017

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. 


National Scout Jamboree

July 19-28, 2017 

Venturers can attend the National Scout Jamboree. Scouting’s flagship event is one-of-a-kind. It’s a gathering of approximately 40,000 Scouts, leaders, and staff that showcases everything that is great about the BSA and its members. Once every four years, the Boy Scouts of America comes together. The result is the national Scout jamboree. The jamboree will be held July 19-28, 2017. To keep up with the latest information, visit the Summit website.

Scouts and Scouters will explore all kinds of adventures—stadium shows, pioneer village, Garden Ground hikes, adventure sports, patch trading, and more—in the heart of one of nature’s greatest playgrounds. With 10,000 acres at the Summit to explore, there’s no shortage of opportunities to build Scouting memories. The cost to attend the 2017 National Scout Jamboree has been lowered for youth and adult council contingent members due to the fact that the contingent will no longer be traveling to Washington, D.C. before the Jamboree. The price is now more affordable and Scouts enjoy the best of Scouting rolled into 10 days of fun, friends, and adventure. You won’t want to miss out on this incredible Scouting experience.

   Register for Council Contingent      Register for Jamboree Staff      Register for Operation Arrow (Order of the Arrow)


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

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.