Venturing Banquet

The Atlanta Area Council Venturing Officer’s Association (VOA) will be hosting our annual Venturing banquet Friday, January 9th at the Volunteer Service Center.

The event will run from 7:30 pm until 9:30 pm

The cost is $12.00, register online, by Wednesday, January 7th.

Highlights of the evening will include:

    • FUN
    • Meet and network with other Venturers and Sea Scouts in the AAC
    • Games
    • FOOD, tex mex style buffet
    • Social mixer
    • Recognition, the Council Venturing Leadership Award will be presented
    • An update by the The Venturing Officer's Association on the Venturing activities that took place in 2014 and what activities will be available in 2015.

PLEASE encourage the Venturing youth and adults in your Crew/Ship and District to attend.

There is much happening in Atlanta Area Council Venturing! Come celebrate the past year with fellow Venturers, meet new friends, and have a great time.



Questions? Contact; Harald Hagen, AAC Venturing Chairman,


Venturing Leadership Award

Venturing Leadership Award nominations are being accepted for Venturers and adult leaders who have shown exceptional service and dedication to the Venturing program in the Atlanta Area Council. Nominations will be accepted through December 31st. Complete the Council Venturing Leadership Nomination Form and forward it to Jon Ingram, at Nomination paperwork can also be dropped off at the AAC VSC program center directed to Jon’s attention.


  • Registered and involved with Venturing for at least one year.
  • Hold a leadership position at the Unit, District, or Council level
  • Show exceptional leadership, service, and dedication to Venturing and Venturers.

The 2014 Venturing Leadership Awards will be presented on Friday, January 9th during the Venturing Banquet to be held at the Volunteer Service Center.




Challenge Course
January 17th - 19th & February 14th - 16th

Accept the Challenge!

Kodiak Challenge is an adventure that pushes your boundaries as you learn and apply leadership skills. This is a hand-on skills course for advanced co-ed leadership training in a high adventure setting, stressing servant leadership and the practical application of leadership concepts.


Over 2 long weekends you will engage in high adventure activities that encourage you to try things that stretch your comfort zone. On the first weekend you will test your limits by exploring nature’s indoors in wild caves, rappelling, and bouldering in north Georgia/Alabama. On the second weekend you will explore nature's outdoors on a canoe trek on the scenic Suwannee River Wilderness Trail in north Florida. In addition, there is a mandatory pre-course meeting on Jan. 6th and a post-trek meeting on Feb. 22nd. These meetings are part of the course.

Leadership Skills

• Creating a Vision for Success
• Planning
• Effective Communication
• The Stages of Team Development
• Inclusiveness
• Values & Making Ethical Decisions
• Servant Leadership

Qualifications to Attend

• Be a registered Venturer, Boy Scout, Sea Scout, or Varsity Scout.
• Be at least 14 years old, and completed the 8th grade.
• Completed Intro to Leadership Skills (ILS) for Crews, Troops, Ships, or Teams.
• Completed Youth Protection Training (YP and Venturing YP)
• National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) and/or National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE) is a plus.
• Be approved by your unit leader to participate in Kodiak.

What You Need
Registration Fee of $230
Proof of training, BSA Medical Form, Parent/Guardian Permission Form
Online registration
or contact
Course Director: Dianna Peet - Email: – Phone: 770-448-1237



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