Welcome to Venturing!
Venturing is a year-round program for young men and women who are 14 (or 13 and have completed the eighth grade) through 20 years of age to provide positive experiences through exciting and meaningful youth-run activities that help them pursue their special interests, grow by teaching others, and develop leadership skills. You may find our Venturing Newsletter, The Venturing Times, informative. You can view the Venturing Crews in your area by going to www.beascout.org, and clicking on the Venturing Tab.
Interested in helping as a staff member, please register here.
Venturing Officers Association (VOA) is looking for Officers
The purpose of the Venturing Officers Association (VOA) is to provide support and guidance to maintaining and growing the Venturing program within the Denver Area Council.
The DAC VOA is looking for Officers for the 2015 - 2016 year. If you are interested in serving as a VOA Officer, complete the VOA Application and return it to Dave Whitner.
Powder Horn registration is now open!!
The Powder Horn two-session training course is designed to expose all leaders to activities and resources necessary to operate a successful high adventure program. More information is provided in the brochure.
August 7, 8 & 9, 2015 – Tahosa High Adventure Base, 173 County Road #96, Ward, CO 80481. Check in from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Friday, August 7 – dinner will not be served on Friday evening
August 14, 15 & 16, 2015 – Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch, 22799 North Elbert Road, Elbert, CO 80106. Check in from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Friday, August 14 – dinner will not be served on Friday evening
The cost is $250 per participant, and a $50 deposit is required with your registration. Register here.
Venturing @ Camporee - How Cool is That!?!?
How would you and your Crew Mates like to have a Pool Party, a Scavenger Hunt (prizes included!), shoot Black Powder Revolvers, and much, much more - all in one fun packed weekend?
Join us at Camporee for Venturing fun! More information located here.
2016 Philmont Treks Planned
In 2016, the Denver Area Council will send three treks to Philmont, and one of them will be co-ed.
There is a 2016 Council Philmont Trek Meeting scheduled for Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the Colorado Adventure Point. More information will be available at the meeting.
Venturing Committee Meetings - both adults and youth are invited
The Venturing Program Committee meets once a month to discuss how to provide leadership and service to the Venturing Program by supporting and providing program for youth. All Venturing adults and youth are welcome to attend. Pizza is ordered - $5.00 per person.
Here is the 2015 Committee Meeting schedule:
- May 20 - begins at 6:30 p.m.
- June 17 - begins at 6:30 p.m.
- July 15 - begins at 6:30 p.m.
- August 19 - begins at 6:30 p.m.
- September 16 - begins at 6:30 p.m.
- October 21 - begins at 6:30 p.m.
- November 18 - begins at 6:30 p.m.
- December 16 - Holiday Potluck and Award Selection - starts at 6:00 p.m.
Location: Denver 1 Police Station
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Want to keep up with DAC Venturing? Here are a few ways to stay in touch with updates in between newsletters:
Venturing Times (Newsletter)
The Venturing Times is a quarterly newsletter designed to bring you up to speed on everything Venturing including stories or information on Venturing activities, program, training, etc. If you have any comments or questions regarding the newsletter, please email Becky Elzas.
Training opportunities, dates and times can be found on our Training Page.
You can view a short video, What Did YOU Do This Weekend? (give it a moment to load)
For monthly meetings and Roundtables, see our Calendar
Does a youth member of your crew need financial assistance to attend the 2013 Jamboree, X-Games, Snow Snake Rendezvous or another Venturing activity? There are a limited number of funds available in the John Kullman Scholarship - a scholarship fund set up to help Venturers make it to camping activities. Contact Dave Whitner for more information.
Want to see what's happening in Venturing? See our photo albums