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.
Camporee, Venturing Style!!!
This year, Camporee will include extra special events just for Venturing! (And, perhaps for a Boy Scout or two!) Dates are September 18, 19 & 20, 2015 at Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch.
List of fun activities includes: Scavenger Hunt - with a twist!; Pool Party - including a cracker barrel, shirt tye-dying and lots of other fun activities; Ice Cream Social - and Boy Scouts who are 14 or older are invited!; Team Building - uh-uh, you'll find out more at the event!! and Geo Caching - what will YOU find??!?
Venturing also has our own Venturing Only Camp Site!
This is the direct link for Venture Crews to sign up: http://www.bsacoloradoadventure.org/event/2015-council-camporee-venturing/1706295
This is the link for general info: http://www.denverboyscouts.org/councilcamporee
Venturing-at-Large Events are Back!!!
Colorado Adventure Point High Adventure Activity on Saturday, September 12 from 1 – 4 pm
The September Venturing-at-Large Event will be held at the Colorado Adventure Point. The cost is tentatively $5.00 per person, which includes pizza at the end of the activity. Contact JT Thomas at 720-313-5369 to let JT know what adventures you want to do or for more information. Register online and pay at the door.
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.
If you have any ideas for future Venturing-at-Large Events, contact JT Thomas at 720.313.5369.
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:
- 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