Fun With Son: Volunteers Needed
Support our Boys in Blue
October 14-16, 2016
Fun with Son is an overnight campout for newly registered Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Scouts and their adult partner and families at Bovay Scout Ranch (3450 County Rd 317, Navasota, TX 77868). Cub Scouts participate in BB guns, archery, sling shots, crafts, rockets, sports, campfire and more.
Crews (or individual Venturers) are needed to help run this event. Volunteers will provide service to the Cub Scouts for a five-hour shift.
This is a great leadership and service opportunity and would make a fun crew campout. Volunteers can camp for free and will receive free meals. Volunteers will receive a pass to the shooting range and the climbing tower to use after giving service. In addition, there will be an ice cream social and movie night, just for the volunteers. For questions, contact Colleen Austin.
More Information Volunteer Signup Fun with Son Website
Crew Committee Challenge Training
Crew Committee Challenge is intended to provide Venturing crew committee members with the basic information they need to help manage a crew. The training takes about two and a half hours to complete.
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.
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.
October 18, 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.
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 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.