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Venturing Forum

January 24, 2023 - cancelled due to weather

Battle of the Bands competition!

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. Join us for spooky fun, costume making and candy. Invite the whole crew!

Venturing Challenge

February 17-19, 2023

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. Venturers will be transported to a galaxy far, far away for a weekend 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 event is being held at Camp Strake (2020 Camp Strake Rd. Coldspring, Texas 77331). Registration opens soon

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Venturing Officer Association (VOA) Elections

Nomination Form Due August 1, 2023

Venturing Officer Association (VOA) elections will be held before the banquet for the offices of council Venturing president, vice-president of program, and vice-president of administration. Those Venturers that are interested in running for office, need to complete the nomination form, have it signed by their advisor and sent with a photo and a bio of no more than 200 words to the council office by August 1st. The earlier the nomination form is submitted, the longer candidates have to campaign and promote their candidacy on the social media site and have their bio posted on the Venturing website. Send nomination forms to

Nomination Form

Venturing Leadership Award

Nominations Due June 1, 2023

The Venturing Leadership Award (VLA) is presented by councils, areas, regions, and the BSA National Council to Venturers who have made exceptional contributions to Venturing and who exemplify the Venturing Code. Venturing Leadership Award candidates must be registered and involved in Venturing as a Venturer for at least one year. They must hold a leadership position or office on the unit, district, council, area, region or national level (as appropriate for the level of award presented). The candidate must show exceptional dedication and give outstanding leadership and service to Venturing and to Venturers on the level appropriate for the award. Send nomination forms to

VLA Nomination Form           Learn More



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. is a tool prospective families use to find units to join. 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 and looking under Unit Tools, selecting BeAScout, and then clicking on Unit Pin Management.