Council Wide Venturing Events

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Congrats again to our 2014 VLA RECIPIENTS!!!!

Youth:  Clara Martin - Crew 2286 & David Smiros - Crew 2888

Adult:  Michelle Legg - Crew 2085 & James Salisbury - Crew 2264


Council-wide Venturing Leader Specific Training-TBA

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

Date:      Late June 

Time:       6:30 PM-8:30 PM

Where:     HOAC Service Center

                   10210 Holmes Road KC MO 64131

Cost:           No Cost (I will provide light snacks, but bring more (individual or shared) if you like!)

Contact:    Stephanie-Professional Staff-Venturing/VOA Adviser  (816-896-6689) or email at


2015 Venturing and VOA Upcoming Events

Wednesday, June 3-Venturing Fireside Chat, 6-8PM, Google Fiber Lounge-Westport

Thursday, June 11-VOA Meeting, 7PM, HOAC Service Center

Thursday, July 9-VOA Meeting, 7PM, HOAC Service Center

July 10-12-VOA Float Trip (camping and canoeing) REGISTRATION COMING SOON!

August 7-8-Varsity Triathlon!

Thursday,  13-VOA Meeting, 7PM, HOAC Service Center

VOA Meetings

The VOA meets on a monthly basis on the second Thursday of every month from 7-8:30pm 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, VOA Float Trip, and the VOA Haunted Trails.  Ideally, at least one Officer from every Crew in the Council would be in attendance to every VOA meeting.  The upcoming meetings are as follows:

CANCELED-May 14, 2015

June 11, 2015

July 9, 2015

August 13, 2015

September 10, 2015

October 8, 2015

November 12, 2015

December 10, 2015

January 14, 2016

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 Stephanie Regalia, 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.

Recent Age Requirement Changes Took Effect March 1

Remember that all new Venturer youth over the age of 18 must fill out an Adult Application, with Consent for Criminal Background Check, rather than the Youth Application.  They must also take Venturing Youth Protection Training at  Please see page 7 of the guidelines listed in this site for all details.      

2014 Venturing Program Update

The BSA has made some updates to the Venturing Program.  Click here to download the file from the national office detailing much of the new program.

FYI-Awards Information

Effective immediately, Venturers working toward the Venturing Pathfinder Award will not have to complete the Project Management Training as stated in requirement 2.


Beginning June 1, the Project Management Training requirement will be reinstated as a requirement for the Venturing Pathfinder Award. This training will be available at


The Venturing Summit Awards application will be available February 9 at

Area 5 VOA Information

<----- Click this logo to go to the Central Region Area 5 website for all the latest on Venturing in our area.


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 Stephanie Regalia at 816-896-6689.