Council Wide Venturing Events

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Haunted Trails

Release your inner ghost, ghoul, zombie, or tortured soul on the trails at Naish.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Park at Bonner Springs High School: 100 McDonald Street, Bonner Springs, KS

**Participants will park at Bonner Springs High School and shuttle into camp**

*Please arrive at the parking lot 30 minutes prior to your tour time*

Cost: $8 per person, $4 children 4 and under

The fee includes a light meal, shuttle service, and patch. Come in costume! The event is family friendly!

Lock-In for Venturers Saturday night!

Registeration Extended! Register as participants by October 27 by clicking here

Register as staff (Venturers, Explorers, Boy Scouts) by October 15 by clicking here. Staff will park at Naish.


2016 - 2017 VOA Officers and Advisors

President - Bonnie Miller                                                    VOA Advisors - Jim and Ann Salisbury

Vice President of Program - Haley Finstad                       Associate Advisor of Program - Brent Lathrom

Vice President of Communication - Laura Phillips          Associate Advisor of Communication - Max Miller         

Vice President of Administration - Cassidy Lathrom      AssociateAdvisor of Administration - Karen Miller


Congratulations to our 2015 VLA RECIPIENTS

Youth:  Max Erickson - Crew 2165

Adult:  Ann Salisbury - Crew 2264


Venturing Leader Specific Training 

This is required for all Venturing Advisors, Associate Advisors and Venturing Committee Members.

Now available online! Access the 14-module training online at on the training dashboard.

All registered Venturing adults are encouraged to complete this training within 90 days of their registration.


VOA Meetings

The VOA quarterly in August, November, February, and May from 7:00-8:00pm at the Council Service Center.  One of their key responsibilities is to plan and execute activities throughout the year to provide Venturing Crews throughout the Heart of America Council some activities to supplement the program already planned as a Venturing Crew. Those events include the VOA Winter Event, VOA Awards Banquet, and the VOA Haunted Trails.  Ideally, at least one Officer from every Crew in the Council would be in attendance to every VOA meeting. 

Next Meeting:

November 17, 2016 7pm

HOAC Office - 10210 Holmes Rd, Kansas City, MO

If you want to learn more about the VOA, or want to volunteer to help run one of these events, or have an idea for an event of which you would like to lead the planning, promoting and delivery, please contact the members of the VOA by emailing Elisa Corry, VOA and Venturing Staff Adviser, at

VOA Meetings can found on the council calendar by clicking here. VOA Meetings are held at the Heart of America Council Office, 10210 Holmes Rd, KC MO.


Area 5 VOA Information

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Crew Events

Crews are holding events all the time, and many of you are looking for additional ways to promote your events. The VOA wants to help you by providing information about your crew event on the council website. All you have to do is provide a flyer with your crews event info (event name, who, what, when, where, why, how, costs, contacts, etc) to the VOA at at least 6 weeks in advance of your event and we will post it to this page of the council website to help you promote your event.

More Information

If you are aware of an item that is scheduled but not listed above, you need more information, or if you have questions about Venturing activities throughout the council, please contact the VOA at

If you have questions about starting a Crew or joining a Crew, please click here to contact the District Executive in your community or contact Elisa Corry at 816-569-4966.