Council Wide Venturing Events

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VOA Annual Banquet

Join us as we recognize our Venturing Excellence in 2016 and present the 2016 Venturing Leadership Awards.

Please send photos of your favorite Venturing memories from 2016 to Ann Salisbury at for our slideshow.

Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 6:00pm

Camp Naish Central Dining Hall 1100 Martinek Ln, Kansas City, KS 66111

Cost: $15

Register online before February 24 clicking here.


Adventure Trek 2017

Join us for a 15 mile trek on the Osage Wilderness Trail!

Friday-Sunday, March 17-19, 2017

Meet at 5:30pm, Friday, March 17. Return by 12:00pm, Sunday, March 19

Meet at HOAC Office - 10210 Holmes Rd Kansas City, MO

Cost: $25 per Person

Register by March 14 by clicking here.

Click here for the packing list and participant guide/schedule.


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

Apply to be a VOA Officer by clicking here.

Congratulations to our 2015 Venturing Leadership Award RECIPIENTS

Youth:  Max Erickson - Crew 2165

Adult:  Ann Salisbury - Crew 2264

Nominate someone for the Council VLA by clicking here.

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:

May 18, 2017

7:00pm - HOAC Office

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.