Wecolme to Baltimore Area Council Venturing!

  Program Update - New Award Names Announced

The four new awards replacing the current Bronze, Gold and Silver are: Venturing, Discovery, Pathfinder and Summit awards.

The new program—to be released in full at the National Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tenn., May 21–23, 2014—is built around progressive experiences in the focus areas of Adventure, Leadership, Service, and Personal Growth.

  • Bronze, Gold, Silver awards:
    - Venturers may continue working on them until Dec. 31, 2014.
    - Venturers must start working on the new awards beginning on Jan. 1, 2015.
  • Venturing, Discovery, Pathfinder and Summit awards:
    - All Venturers may begin working on them in May 2014.
    - Current Venturers would skip the Venturing Award and begin with working on theDiscovery Award (previously known by the temporary title Level II), regardless of whether they’ve earned the Bronze, Gold and/or Silver awards.
    - New Venturers would begin with the Venturing Award (previously known by the temporary title Level I).
    - All Venturers must begin using the new awards beginning on Jan. 1, 2015.

Read more about the new Award names. Click here.

More details on Venturing program changes are here.
















Council Venturing Awards Banquet & President Elections on April 11th 2014

Baltimore Area Council will host the Venturing Awards Banquet and VOA President Election on 11 April 2014 at Grace Episcopal Church Doors open at 6:00-8:30 PM.

Cost: $20 per person

Location: Grace Episcopal Church
6725 Montgomery Rd (Parish Hall),
Elkridge, MD 21075

The Banquet will be Catered by Famous Dave's and we will have Gluten Free / Vegetarian meals available. We will be Presenting the 2013 Venturing Leadership Awards, Recognizing outstanding youth & adults, and Recognize your Crew's achievements in our Venturing Community. We will also be voting on the BAC VOA 2014-2015 President Election, Every BAC Registered Venturing youth receives a ballot.

If you are interested in being the 2013-2015 President please fill out this application

To register for the Banquet click here

  V-Week Aug 3-9 2014

Hey Ventures!!! Looking for something fun to do this summer with your Crew? V-Week is for you and your crew, this is a a week designed with the freedom of Venturing in mind. This year V-Week is offering specifically tailored programs for all interests, from the Venturing Crew sticking together for a week of bonding and fellowship to the Lone Venturer looking to survive in the wilds of Broad Creek.

For more information on V-Week check out this flyer.

To register for V-Week click here.

  Training Opportunities

Baltimore Area Council is always running training oppurtunities for venturing youth and adults throughout the year, such as; Trainers Edge, National Youth Leadership Training(NYLT), Eagle's Nest, Powderhorn, Intro to Leadership Skills for Crews(ILSC).

Check the Training page to see upcoming training an get more details

  University of Scouting March 15, 2014

This year University of Scouting(UoS) has a Venturing Youth Track, yes that's RIGHT!!!! Youth can now attend UoS. The fee for the youth track is $25 which includes a full day of training and lunch. You will make the selection under Session 1, which will schedule your entire day.

There is also a Mental Health First Aid Training(No UoS credits for this all-day class) the fee is $35, which includes a full day of training, materials, and lunch. You will make the selection under Session 1, which will schedule your entire day.

For more information about UoS visit our training link.

If you have a question, comment, or suggestion, please e-mail: Taademeka Kennedy

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