Wecolme to Baltimore Area Council Venturing!


The site was just updated so that we now have our CVC agenda's and minutes posted. To get to the Agenda's and Minute's all you have to do is click the Communications tab and they will be right there on that page. If there is anything that needs to be changed or modified on the document please email Shannon Ryan at shannon.m.ryan16@gmail.com to get the change made.

University of Scouting March 14, 2015

This year University of Scouting is being held on Saturday, March 14. There are both Venturing Science Program Classes and a Venturing Youth Program so there really is something for everyone!  

January 15th is the last day to get the early bird discount of $30. After that day the price goes up to $35 and these prices include materials, food, fees, etc. This price will end on March 2 and after that boxed lunches are not guaranteed. So sign up before the deadline to get all of the awesome benefits!! 

If you find out the day of that you have time to attend you can still sign up and attend just get to Carroll Community College and sign up as a walk-in. The cost for being a walk-in is $50 and no boxed lunch. 

Also the National Vice President of Venturing will be at our University of Scouting to talk about some of the programs changes! 

For more information about UoS and to sign up visit here.

 Powderhorn Training Oppurtunity, April 16th-19th, 2015

In Scouting, Powder Horn is the vessel to sustain the spirit of the outdoors in our youth today.  Along with the spirit of the outdoors, you will also gather knowledge to share, motivate and direct youth.  Powder Horn will give you the necessary skills to oversee a high adventure program.  It will also help you identify local resources for your group's program.

The program fee is $205 for adults and $185 for youth participants. If you follow this link you can not only access more information about the program but also sign up!

Council Venturing Awards Banquet on May 3rd, 2015

Baltimore Area Council will host the Venturing Awards Banquet on Sunday, May 3rd, 2015 at Grace Episcopal Church Doors open at 5pm and program will start at 6pm. There will be an adult reception before the banquet to recognize all adult leaders who recieved awards during the past year. There will also be a Silent Auction and we will announce and swear in the new Council VOA officers.

Cost: TBD

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

  V-Week Aug 2-8, 2015

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.

The registration is up and open!! Come register your crews for an absolutely amazing weel of fun, adventure and friendship! Click here to sign up! 

Lone venture's can also sign up as well! So if you don't have anything to do this summer or just want to spend an awesome week at camp sign on up!!

Prices for V-Week have been posted!! The adult price is $125.00. The youth prices fluctated depending on when you sign up so here is the break down!

Before April 1st: $340;

After April 1st and Before May 14th: $365

After May 14th: $405

Stay tuned for more information about this phenomenal oppurtunity!!

   Program Update- Summit Workbook is OUT!

The Summit Workbook has officially come out! It looks very similar to the Eagle Scout Project Workbook but it has been tailored to the Venturing program. You can see the workbook here.

There will be an online training for advancement chairs to explain the difference between the Eagle Scout Workbook and Summit Workbook, so be on the lookout for it! We will post it here when it comes out! There will also be a guide to doing the Board of Review for the Summit Award online soon as well!

Also one of the biggest difference between the Eagle Scout Workbook and Summit Workbook is that most of the approval is at the crew level and the final signature is from a youth member of the crew as designated by the Crew President. Keep this in mind as Venture's work towards getting their Summit awards!

   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.

If you have a question, comment, or suggestion, please e-mail: Brandon Gething

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