Annual Venturing Banquet
Friday, February 26, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
AAC Volunteer Service Center

The Atlanta Area Council Venturing Officer’s Association (VOA) will be hosting our annual Venturing banquet Friday, February 26th at the Volunteer Service Center. The price is $12.00 per person, register online,


Highlights of the evening will include:

• FOOD, Buffet style Tex-Mex dinner
• Social Gathering of adults and youth
• Venturing Leadership Award presentations
• VOA Officer's Annual Report
• 2016 Venturing plans for the Atlanta Area Council

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

Come join the fun as we celebrate our achievements, make new friends, and learn about everything happening with AAC Venturing.



Questions? Contact; Harald Hagen, AAC Venturing Chairman,

Council Venturing Leadership Award

Council Venturing Leadership Award Nominations are being accepted from now through February 22nd. Please take a moment to fill out the Venturing Leadership Award Nomination Form and return it to Jon Ingram, Venturing District Executive Paper nomination forms can also be turned in directly at the Atlanta Area Council Program Center.

The Atlanta Area Council will present up to 3 youth and 3 adults with the Venturing Leadership Award. The purpose of the award is to recognize people who have made a significant contribution to the Venturing program beyond the unit level. All nominations will be reviewed by the Council Venturing Committee. Nomination paperwork must be completely filled out and submitted before the deadline. Please contact Harald Hagen, Council Venturing Advisor at with any questions.

Remember, the deadline for submission is February 22nd. Awards will be presented at the Council Venturing Banquet on Friday, February 26h.

Yours in Venturing,

Harald Hagen
Venturing Advisor/Chair
Atlanta Area Council
SR Area 9
Associate Advisor for Program

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From the VOA President.......

Hey Atlanta Area Council!!

It is my honor to announce Paige Distler as the AAC VOA VP of Program for the 2015-2016 term. Below is her bio along with a picture. Congratulations Paige!

I'd like to thank Robert Fellerman for his service to Venturing during his time on the VOA.

My name is Paige Distler, and I’m the current AAC VOA Vice President of Program. I am also the president of my home unit, Crew 83. I have been a Venturer since I was in 8th grade. So far, I’ve received my Venturing Outdoors Bronze, Venturing Gold, the Venturing Award, and the Discovering award, as well as the AAC NYLT Servant Leadership award.

Scouting has given me the opportunity to learn and grow. Such experiences include leadership opportunities like the chance to staff multiple ILSC and NYLT courses, to attend NAYLE, and to be the upcoming SPL for AAC NYLT in 2016. I’ve also been able to staff a Duty to God camp out, Weblos Woods, and Staff as the SPL for Milton Cub Camp, and to participate in a Philmont trek.

Outside of Scouting, I am a full-time dual enrolled freshman in college. I enjoy art, photography, sleeping, stargazing, binge-watching a series on Netflix and then experiencing withdrawal when I finish it, and telling puns.

Welcome to Venturing in the Atlanta Area Council!

Venturing is a youth development program of the Boy Scouts of America for young men and women who are 14 (and have completed the eighth grade) through 20 years of age. Venturing provides positive experiences to help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults. Venturing provides the skills needed for young adults to make ethical choices, experience a fun program full of adventure and challenges, acquire leadership skills, and to take advantage of opportunities to advance their skills and knowledge in the areas of high adventure, sports, arts, hobbies, religious life, and Sea Scouting.

Venturing is a youth development program of the Boy Scouts of America for young men and women who are 14 (and have completed the eighth grade) through 20 years of age.Venturing's purpose is to provide positive experiences to help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults.

Venturing is based on a unique and dynamic relationship between youth, adult leaders, and organizations in their communities. Local community organizations establish a Venturing crew by matching their people and program resources to the interests of young people in the community. The result is a program of exciting and meaningful activities that helps youth pursue their special interests, grow, develop leadership skills, and become good citizens. Venturing crews can specialize in a variety of avocation or hobby interests.


Young adults involved in Venturing will:

  • Learn to make ethical choices over their lifetimes by instilling the values in the Venturing Oath and Code.
  • Experience a program that is fun and full of challenge and adventure.
  • Become a skilled training and program resource for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and other groups.
  • Acquire skills in the areas of high adventure, sports, arts and hobbies, religious life, or Sea Scouting.
  • Experience positive leadership from adult and youth leaders and be given opportunities to take on leadership roles.
  • Have a chance to learn and grow in a supportive, caring, and fun environment.

Ethics in Action

An important goal of Venturing is to help young adults be responsible and caring persons, both now and in the future. Venturing uses "ethical controversies" to help young adults develop the ability to make responsible choices that reflect their concern for what is a risk and how it will affect others involved. Because an ethical controversy is a problem-solving situation, leaders expect young adults to employ empathy, invention, and selection when they think through their position and work toward a solution.

Contact us

If you'd like to know more about Venturing in the Atlanta Area Council, contact the Venturing Officers Association President, Maria Hagen,

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