VENTURING IN THE ATLANTA AREA COUNCIL
ATLANTA, GEORGIA

2016-2017 Venturing Officers Association Application

All Venturers are given opportunities to learn and apply proven leadership skills. A Venturing crew is led by elected crew officers. The officers work closely with adult Advisors and other adult leaders. The Atlanta Area Council created its own Venturing Officer Association to help foster the development of those leaders.

One of the most significant (and least widely known) benefits of Venturing is the leadership experience that young men and women are able to get. It is almost impossible to get anywhere near the degree of leadership experience typical in Scouting outside of Scouting before adulthood.

As a Venturing Association Officer, you will be encouraged to take responsibility for many facets of Venturing operations in the Atlanta Area Council. Some areas of responsibility will be harder for you to master than other areas. But learning to take responsibility for others is part of the maturation process — part of growing up.

Your role as a Venturing Association Officer includes;

  • Fostering and developing an environment within Venturing that has a true sense of community, that encourages growth and responsibility to one another
  • Working in a spirit of partnership with the Venturing Officers Association (VOA ) advisors
  • Developing a program of fun and exciting activities for the Venturers of the Atlanta Area Council and helping to carry them out
  • Cultivating the capacity to enjoy life — to have fun and to explore as you lead

The Venturing Officer Association, or “VOA”, is a group open to all Venture crew youth officers and adult leaders. Its members help plan Venturing across the Atlanta Area Council.

So the question isn't why would you want to become a Venturing Association Officer? it's why wouldn't you?

Take a moment to review the Venturing Officer Association (VOA) Officer Position Description then submit your application.

2016 AAC Venturing Officer's Association (VOA) Application Form (pdf)

2016 AAC Venturing Officer's Association (VOA) Application Form (MS Word)

Please read the application carefully, since there are specific requests to be completed by the youth. This is a multipart application. The personal biography includes qualifications that the nominee is expected to discuss with parents, the unit leader, and the Crew Advisor

The deadline for submission is Friday, May 20th. The new officers will be announced prior to June 1st.

Please direct any questions to Harald Hagen, mrhhagen@yahoo.com

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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.

Goals

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, voapresident@aacventuring.org

Last Updated: 04/27/16
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