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.
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. You do not need to be an Officer in your home unit to attend meetings or to serve as a VOA Officer.
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.
The next VOA Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 12 at 7:00 p.m. at Hamilton Scout Headquarters.
Venturing Award Nominations due by December 12
The Venturing Leadership Award is presented by councils, areas, regions, and the BSA National Council to Venturers who have made exceptional contributions to Venturing and who exemplify the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Here is the Venturing Leadership Award (VLA) nomination form.
The Denver Area Council (DAC) Venturing Exemplary Volunteer Leadership Award was created by the Venturing Committee to award adult volunteers who have made exceptional contributions to Venturing. Here is the DAC Venturing Exemplary Volunteer Leadership Award Nomination Form.
Both nomination forms are due to Jack Marble by the close of business on Friday, December 12, 2015.
Venturing-at-Large Events are Back!!!
iFly Indoor Skydiving on Saturday, December 12 from 1-4 pm
The December 12 (1 – 4 pm) Venturing-at-Large event will be iFly Indoor Skydiving located at Park Meadows Mall. The cost is $45.00 per person, payable at IFLY and it is limited to 20 people. You can view more here: https://denver.iflyworld.com/. Their waiver can be found here. You can register here.
If you have any ideas for future Venturing-at-Large Events, contact JT Thomas at 720.313.5369.
Pioneer Trails District Venturing Recruitment Night - Friday, November 13
All Venturing Crews are envouraged to attend this event! Please join us for an exciting evening of adrenaline pumping fun at K1 Speedway! This is an exciting opportunity for Venturers and their Crews to bring along their friends for great fellowship and an opportunity for them to join Venturing.
The cost is $49 per person, which gets you 2 races, a trophy and a T-shirt. Arrive at 7:30 to complete waiver forms (participants under the age of 18 will need parent consent). Pizza will be provided, and there will be arcade games and a pool table available. You can view more information here.
Contact Vincent Gabrielse at 303-621-6386 for more information.
Snow Snake Scheduled for January 8, 9 & 10, 2016. Save the Date!!!
The Annual Snow Snake Rendezvous has been scheduled, and it will once again be a great time! Save the date - more information will be coming out soon.
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. Contact Scott Elzas for more information about the conference call 'phone bridge'.
Here is the 2015 Committee Meeting schedule:
- November 18 - begins at 6:30 p.m.
- December 16 - Holiday Potluck and Award Selection - starts at 6:00 p.m.
Here is the 2016 Committee Meeting schedule (please add these dates to your calendar):
- January 20 - begins at 6:30 p.m.
- February 17 - begins at 6:30 p.m.
- March 16 - begins at 6:30 p.m.
- April 20 - begins at 6:30 p.m.
- May 18 - begins at 6:30 p.m.
- June 15 - begins at 6:30 p.m.
- July 20 - begins at 6:30 p.m.
- August 17 - begins at 6:30 p.m.
- September 21 - begins at 6:30 p.m.
- October 19 - begins at 6:30 p.m.
- November 16 - begins at 6:30 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