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Venturing Officers Association Meetings: at H.O.A.C. Office


 May 17, 2018  Thursday  7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

The VOA meet 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. 

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 Nathan Rackers or Tanner Fuson, VOA and Venturing Staff Adviser, at or

Venturing Annual Banquet and Court of Honor

Join us as we recognize our Venturing Excellence in 2017 and present the 2017 Venturing Leadership Awards.

VOA Banquet will be Sunday April 15th 2018 at 2:00 pm. We will be at Camp Naish in the South Camp Dining Hall.

Please send photos of your favorite Venturing memories from 2017 to Ann Salisbury at for our slideshow.

Also, please let us know what your Venturing Crew has done this year and any Awards and accomplishments your Venturers have accomplished.

To Sign up for the Annual VOA Banquet, please click HERE.

To nominate someone for a Venturing Leadership Award please click HERE

All Venturing Leadership Awards and VOA Officer and Advisor Forms are due by March 15th.

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

Cost: $20


2017 - 2018 VOA Officers and Advisors

President - Haley Finstad                                                   VOA Advisors - Jim and Ann Salisbury

Vice President of Program - Bonnie Miller                      Associate Advisor of Program - Max Miller

Vice President of Communication - Cassidy Lathrom          Associate Advisor of Communication - John Milam       

Vice President of Administration - Samantha Koch     AssociateAdvisor of Administration - Brent Lathrom

 At Large/ Special Program- Trenity Ralston


Apply to be a VOA Officer by clicking here.

Congratulations to our 2016 Venturing Leadership Award RECIPIENTS

Jessica R. Christensen- Crew 2149

Bonnie Miller- Crew 2052

Cassidy Lathrom- Crew 2052

Laura Phillips- Crew 2052

Haley Finstad- Crew 2052

Peter Houston- Crew 2052

Max Miller- Crew 2052

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.


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 or

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 Tanner Fuson at 816-569-4926.