August 13, 2022 | 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Venturing Banquet is an opportunity to celebrate all of the Venturers in the Sam Houston Area Council. The fun-filled evening begins with the midway from 6:00 - 7:00 pm filled with new and exciting activities for Ventures and crews to enjoy throughout the year. The VOA elections will be held before dinner. After dinner, Venturers and advisors will be recognized for their outstanding work over the past year. This is an opportunity to honor those who have achieved the Summit Award and to recognize the Venturing Leadership Award recipients. Bring the whole crew or ship – and prospective Venturers! Tickets are $20 per Scout and Scouter. After 8/9/2022, tickets are $27. Pay using credit card or electronic check. The event is being held at Cockrell Scout Center (2225 N Loop W, Houston, Texas 77008).
Venturing Officer Association (VOA) Elections
Nomination Form Due August 1, 2022
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Venturing Leadership Award
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 email@example.com.
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October 11, 2022 | 7:00 pm | Cockrell Scout Center
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!
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.