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Venturing Officer Association (VOA) News

The purpose of the Venturing Officers Association is to provide support and guidance to maintaining and growing the Venturing Program within the Denver Area Council. Any current venturer in the council is encouraged to attend VOA meeting to halp shape the councils Venturing Program.

You do not need to be an Officer in your home unit to attend meetings or to serve as a VOA Officer.

Upcoming Meeting Dates (If you would still like to participate in the meetings, please contace us and we will tell you how to call into the meeting):

  • April 13
  • May 11
  • June 8
  • July 13
  • August 10
  • September 10
  • October 12
  • November 9
  • December 14

All meetings will be held at Hamilton Scout Headquarters and begin at 7:00 p.m.

Questions??? Contact the Venturing Officers Association:
Dean Stephens, VOA Adult Advisor, 303.564.2086
Colton Spomer, VOA President, 720.441.2511

VOA Meeting Minutes:

Denver Area Council VOA Bylaws


Venturing Officers Association (VOA) is looking for Officers for 2017/2018

The purpose of the Venturing Officers Association (VOA) is to provide support and guidance to maintaining and growing the Venturing program within the Denver Area Council. The VOA is looking for Officers to serve for 2017/2018.  You can complete the VOA Application and send it to Dave Whitner, DAC Team Leader by June 1, 2017. The address is on the application.

You do not need to be an Officer in your home unit to attend meetings or to serve as a VOA Officer.

We encourage all Venturing Youth to attend this meeting, if possible. This is the place to voice your ideas and become involved in the Council Venturing activities, events, ideas, etc.

The VOA meets the second Thursday of every month at 7:00 p.m. at Hamilton Scout Headquarters.

Questions? Contact Venturing Officer Association Advisor Dean Stephens, 303.564.2086.


Powder Horn Registration is now open! Yes, Venturing Youth can attend Powder Horn Training!

Powder Horn is a training opportunity designed to expose the Venturing, Varsity leaders or youth, or the Boy Scout Leader to activities and resources necessary to operate a successful High Adventure Program in several ways:

  • Help Venturing Leaders and Scouters to safely conduct outdoor activities of a fun and challenging nature. 
  • Provides an introduction to the resources necessary to successfully lead their Venturers and older Boy Scouts through a program of high adventure.
  • Familiarizes the Advisor with the Ranger program so that he or she can help the Venturer to meet the requirements of the Ranger Award.
  • This course is based on the Venturing Ranger requirements giving participants an exposure to outdoor/high adventure activities.

This is NOT a total training or certifying course. It is meant to give the participants an opportunity to try the activity and learn how to provide it in your own program.

Cost: $250.00 per person - a $50.00 non-refundable deposit is required at registration.

Plan on attending both weekends: August 11, 12 & 13 at Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch and August 18, 19 & 20 at Tahosa High Adventure Base, as this is a six day course. There will be snacks available on Friday evenings.

You can register here.

Contact Toby Williams, 2017 Powder Horn Course Director, with any questions.


Venturing X-Games is scheduled for August 4, 5 & 6, 2017!

X-Games is a fantastic opportunity for your Venturing Crew to compete with other Crews in a scored event that goes from 6:00 p.m. on Friday to 6:00 a.m. on Saturday.

Events may include: Archery, Repelling/climbing, leadership challenges, first aid diagnosis, mountain biking, black powder, GPS/landnav, walk the plank, canoeing - you never know what you'll be doing!

This event runs from August 4, 5 & 6 at Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch, and the cost is $28.00 per person.

Registration will be open soon, so share this flyer with your crew and make your plans to attend!