VENTURING IN THE ATLANTA AREA COUNCIL
ATLANTA, GEORGIA

2017 National Scout Jamboree

Space Available!
The Atlanta Area Council, 2017 National Scout Jamboree Contingent Crew has openings!
Go register NOW at the National Jamboree web site, http://www.summitbsa.org/events/jamboree/jamboree-registration
We are welcoming Venturers from neighboring Councils also.
We want to see at the Summit!

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Do You Have What It Takes to Lead The Adventure?

Are you a youth looking to make a big impact within the Venturing community? Do you want to further develop your leadership skills through amazing experiences and opportunities? If so, a position within the Venturing Officers’ Association (VOA) could be exactly what you’re looking for. The Venturing Officers’ Association of the Atlanta Area Council serves the purpose of running the Venturing program in the council. Run exclusively by youth, the meetings act as a forum for the youth officers of all the crews in the council to gather, discuss the program, plan for events, and receive training and other information to aid them in their home crews.

As an officer, you will have the privilege and responsibility of serving the Venturing community at a higher capacity, beyond your local unit. You will work with an amazing team of youth officers and adult advisors to suggest program changes, lead events, and host training sessions for the Venturing community. This opportunity provides you with the chance to not only give back to an amazing program, but also to leave your mark on our future generations of Venturers.

To take advantage of these amazing opportunities the first step is to fill out the VOA Officer Application.

Direct any questions to either Bobbi Carter or Harald Hagen.

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: 03/22/17
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