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Welcome to Venturing!

Venturing is a year-round program for young men and women who are 14 (or 13 and have completed the eighth grade) through 20 years of age to provide positive experiences through exciting and meaningful youth-run activities that help them pursue their special interests, grow by teaching others, and develop leadership skills. You may find our Venturing Newsletter, The Venturing Times, informative.  You can view the Venturing Crews in your area by going to www.beascout.org, and clicking on the Venturing Tab.

Interested in helping as a staff member, please register here.

Western Region Extravaganza and X-Games!!  Only a few more days to register . . . don't miss out!

Are you tougher than a Venturing Scout? Join us and find out!

The Western Region Extravaganza and X-Games are scheduled for August 29 - 31 at Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch.

X-Games is a late night event where the youth split into 4 - 6 person teams and use their orienteering skills to go from station to station. Each station is a fun, scored event, and at the end of the evening the scores are totaled and the team with the highest score wins the coveted 'Traveling Trophy'.

This is a great place to meet other Venturers and put your skills to the test. Learn more about the the Venturing Program. There will be a banquet and lots of open activites, tentatively including: climbing, repelling, scuba, mountain biking, rifle, pistol, shotgun, muzzle loading, archery and disk golf.

Download Western Region Extravaganza Participant Schedule

Download Western Region Extravaganza Participant Guide

Download Western Region Extravaganza and X-Games flyer for distribution.

2014 Venturing Program Schedule

The Venturing Program Committee has scheduled many fun activities for 2014. Please pass these dates on to your fellow crew members:

Event 2014 Date
1st Quarter Venturing Roundtable March 12
Venturing Spring Shooting Sports Day May 18
2nd Quarter Venturing @ Large Roundtable June 11
Equestrian Day at Peaceful Valley June 21
Powderhorn Training August 15, 16 & 17 (Peaceful Valley) and August 22, 23 & 24 (Tahosa)
Venturing Western Region Extravaganza & X-games August 29, 30, 31 & September 1
3rd Quarter Venturing Roundtable September 10
Venturing Fall Shooting Sports Weekend
October 10, 11 & 12
4th Quarter Venturing Roundtable December 10
Venturing Committee Meeting/Potluck & Award Selection December 17

Our 2014 Schedule

Venturing Spring Shooting Sports Day – Sunday, May 18, 2014
This is one of Venturing’s most popular events! We are working on the place and times, but pencil this date on your calendar. Shotgun, Rifle, Muzzle loading, Pistols and others will be available. Price, times and place TBD.
 
Equestrian Day at Peaceful Valley – Saturday, June 21, 2014
Do you like horses? This is the day for you!!! You will complete the Equestrian Requirement, and learn more about horses than you thought you would. There will be class time, as well as riding and cleaning time. Price and time TBD.
 
Powder Horn Training – August 15, 16, 17 and August 22, 23 & 24, 2014
The Powder Horn Course uses the requirements of the Venturing Ranger Award as the basis for the program. These areas will be addressed with as much hands-on experience as possible. The areas that will be addressed are: Ranger Core Requirements: First Aid, Communications, Cooking, Emergency Preparedness, Land Navigation, Leave No Trace, Wilderness Survival and Conservation: Planned Ranger Elective Requirements: Backpacking, Cycling/Mountain Biking, Ecology, Fishing, Hunting, Lifesaving, Mountaineering, Outdoor Living History, Physical Fitness, Plants and Wildlife, Project COPE, Scuba, Shooting Sports, Water Sports, Horsemanship and Winter Sports: Other Topics: Safe Swim Defense, Safety Afloat, Working with Teens, Goal Setting, Expedition Planning, BSA National High Adventure Programs and National Venturing Programs and awards. And, of course – FUN! Expert Consultants will present topics from both within and outside the Boy Scouts of America community. Each will have a thorough practical knowledge of the activity and resources available to assist you. Cost: $250 per participant ($50 non-refundable deposit is required with your application.) Registration is now open!!
 
Venturing Fall Shooting Sports Weekend – October 10, 11 & 12, 2014
This weekend event will be held at Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch and will encompass the whole weekend. Again, Venturers will enjoy a weekend of shooting activities. Price and times TBD.
 
Venturing Awards Due – Friday, December 12, 2014
The Venturing Leadership Award (youth award) and the Venturing Exemplary Volunteer Award (adult award) are due to Scout Headquarters on Friday, December 12, 2014. Elections will be held the following Wednesday at the Committee Meeting/Holiday Potluck.
 
Venturing Committee Meeting/Holiday Potluck – Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Break out those Potluck Recipes and join us at the Venturing Committee Meeting/Holiday Potluck! You can learn more about Venturing, enjoy the food and company, and help select the 2014 winners! The cost is only one item for the potluck! This is the ONLY Committee Meeting that will start at 6:00 p.m.   

Venturing Committee Meetings - both adults and youth are invited

The Venturing Program Committee meets once a month to discuss how to provide leadership and service to the Venturing Program by supporting and providing program for youth. All Venturing adults and youth are welcome to attend. Pizza is ordered - $5.00 per person.

Here is the 2014 schedule: 

  • April 16 - begins at 6:30 p.m.
  • May 21 - begins at 6:30 p.m.
  • June 18 - begins at 6:30 p.m.
  • July 16 - begins at 6:30 p.m.
  • August 20 - begins at 6:30 p.m.
  • September 17 - begins at 6:30 p.m.
  • October 15 - begins at 6:30 p.m.
  • November 19 - begins at 6:30 p.m.
  • December 17 - Holiday Potluck and Award Selection - starts at 6:00 p.m.

Location: Denver 1 Police Station

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Want to keep up with DAC Venturing? Here are a few ways to stay in touch with updates in between newsletters:

Venturing Times (Newsletter)

The Venturing Times is a quarterly newsletter designed to bring you up to speed on everything Venturing including stories or information on Venturing activities, program, training, etc. If you have any comments or questions regarding the newsletter, please email Becky Elzas.

Training opportunities, dates and times can be found on our Training Page.

You can view a short video, What Did YOU Do This Weekend? (give it a moment to load)

For monthly meetings and Roundtables, see our Calendar

Kullman Scholarship

Does a youth member of your crew need financial assistance to attend the 2013 Jamboree,  X-Games, Snow Snake Rendezvous or another Venturing activity? There are a limited number of funds available in the John Kullman Scholarship - a scholarship fund set up to help Venturers make it to camping activities. Contact Josh Atherton for more information.

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