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.
Venturing Spring Shooting Sports Day
We are excited to announce the 2013 Venturing Spring Shooting Sports Day at the Skyline Hunting & Fishing Club (near Chatfield State Park). This is open to all Venturing youth who would like to spend a day shooting .22 rifle, shotgun, muzzleloading, and .22 pistols. No experience or gear needed! Cost includes firearms and ammunition (only for .22 pistols, muzzles, shotgun, and .22 rifle)! .38 Special, 9mm, and .45 ACP center-fire firearms are available, but ammunition for these firearms is NOT included in registration fee. You may bring you own ammunition or ammunition will be available for purchase.
When: May 19, 2013
Cost: $25 (bring your own lunch)
Venturing is now on Facebook and Twitter!
We are happy to announce that Denver Area Council Venturing can now be found on Facebook and Twitter! We understand that our youth and parents are using social media as a communications means and we are excited to jump in! Follow us at www.facebook.com/VenturingDAC or @VenturingDAC on Twitter.
Venturing Officers Association Is Looking for Youth to Lead.
The Venturing Officer's Association, or VOA, is a group of youth officers at Council level. We are looking for youth to lead the VOA.
One of the VOA's purpose is to help council Venturing Advisors and professionals to get the perspective of the youth in the council. It allows the youth to develop leadership skills and gives the VOA Advisor and council professionals a resource to build the council's Venturing Program. Previous or current leadership in a Venturing Crew or Sea Scout Ship is not required.
In the DAC, there are four VOA officer positions:
VOA Vice President of Program
VOA Vice President of Administration
VOA Vice President of Communications (also known as secretary)
If you are interested in serving as a VOA Officer, you'll need to complete the Denver Area Council Venturing Officers Association Application. Send completed applications to: Josh Atherton, Team Leader, 10455 West 6th Avenue, Suite 100, Denver, CO 80215 or you can e-mail to Josh Atherton.
Contact Scott Elzas if you have any questions about the Venturing Officer's Association.
Venturing Times (Newsletter)
The Venturing Times is a monthly 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)
You can now join the Facebook Group and keep up with the District at Venturing in DAC.
If you want more information on what Venturing is doing, you can join the E-List. You can use the E-List to send info out to everyone, or receive e-mails with Venturing information. Join Now! For the official BSA-Venturing E-List, set up a profile for yourself on the "E-List" on the left-hand column of this page. This list will allow you to get links and attachments direct from the Council.
For monthly meetings and Roundtables, see our Calendar
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.
Want to see what's happening in Venturing? See our photo albums