Venturing Officers Association Meetings: at H.O.A.C. Office
August 17, 2017 Thursday 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Agenda: Sign up and planning Haunted Trails; Discussion about Scouting 500; Plan February/January event date & location
November 16, 2017 Thursday 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
February 2018 at an event
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 Katie Dalton or Tanner Fuson, VOA and Venturing Staff Adviser, at katie.Dalton@scouting.org or tanner.fuson@Scouting.org
Venturing Conference & University of Scouting
November 4, 2017 Saturday all day
Area 5 VOA Conference
Annex Building near
Metropolitan Community College, Business & Technology Campus, 1775 Universal Ave, Kansas City, MO 64120
To sign up for the Area 5 VOA Conference please click HERE
Attendees who sign up for the overnight can Come to the First Christian Church of KC starting at 3:00pm on the 3rd of Nov.
2018 Gentry St.
North Kansas City MO 64116
It is a 15 minute drive from the event.
Breakfast is included
Camp Naish Saturday October 28, 2017 and Lock-In for Venturing Crew afterwards in the Dining Hall Oct 28-29.
To sign up for Haunted Trails Please click HERE
VOA Winter Event
The VOA will host our winter event on February 24th 2018. More details to come!
VOA Annual Banquet
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 email@example.com for our slideshow.
Camp Naish South Dining Hall 1100 Martinek Ln, Kansas City, KS 66111
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 my.scouting.org 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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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.