Powhatan District Venturing has been continuing to grow and we are working together to do more district-wide activities (social, service, training, you name it!). Come check us out!
Venturing Position-Specific Training
At our last training workshop, half a dozen Venturing leaders received their official “Trained” strip for their uniform. If anyone else needs to get trained in the new program (new and refreshers welcome), join us for our next Powhatan District training for Advisor-Specific (P21) and Crew Committee Challenge (WS21) workshop. As always, feel free to look through the ncacbsa.org website calendars to find training dates that may better fit your schedule if needed.
– Contact Dawn Zacherl to request a workshop near you.
Network with other Venturing leaders at Roundtable!
At monthly “Roundtable” meetings, we join scout leaders of all levels in our District every 2nd Thursday of the month — check our District Calendar to verify the address. Each Crew sends their Crew President and Advisor (or delegated representatives) to (1) pick up your Crew’s “mail” from your district file folder, (2) meet for our All Hands announcements/handouts, and then (3) head to the nearby breakout room to discuss that month’s Venturing-specific program (training, service project, forums, etc.)
– Contact Jim Emery for more information.
2017 VENTURING EVENTS
Every 2nd Thursday, 8pm: Venturing Roundtable (free)
This networking and training is held monthly starting at 8pm, usually at 2727 Centreville Road in Herndon (verify on our calendar). Each Crew in Powhatan District is encouraged to bring their President and Advisor (or other representation). (POC Jim Emery)
— TIP: If you have the green and grey uniform, wear it — it not, come anyway; you won’t be turned away
18 February 2017: “University of Scouting” training day
Sessions run all day at Hayfield Secondary School (7630 Telegraph Road in Alexandria), on topics ranging all levels in scouting. Lunch is included — arrive early for coffee and breakfast! Earn a scouting “Masters” or “Doctorate” certificate in “Adventure Scouting” for Venturing classes!
— TIP: Preregister using the University of Scouting webpage to get your first picks for classes!
11 March 2017: Venturing Scavenger Hunt, Washington DC (free) **WEATHER & ROAD CLOSURE UPDATE!!
Bring a group or find a team there! Crews meet at its start, get the list of sites to photograph, and are off to race each other to see who can finish first! This event is hosted by Council’s Venturing Officers (youth), who will meet you there rain or shine!! Consider planning a lunch with your group before you start, or a dinner upon completion, for some additional team time! (POC Council Venturing Officers)
— TIP: Wear walking shoes, this usually takes 4 hours to complete!
7-9 April 2017: Area-Level Venturing Phenomenon!
Join Venturers in your District, Council, and Area for a weekend of Venturing fun! The theme is “Pirates of the Carabiner” and it will be held at Camp Saffran in Maryland. (See Phenom 2k17 on Facebook)
26-29 May 2017: Goshen 50 anniversary event!
Join scouts of all levels in our NCAC council this Memorial Day — activities run Friday night through Monday mid-day to include shooting sports, aquatics, COPE, unit competitions, handicrafts, an arena show, fireworks, and much more! (See Goshen 50 webpage)
3-5 November: Council-Wide Venturing Camporee!
Join Venturers from the entire NCAC council for training, program/fun, and networking! Location is Camp Snyder, theme is Star Wars, more details coming soon!
- An extensive Venturing Resources List is maintained on Scouting.org
- Log into my.scouting.org for Online Training like Youth Protection (note your BSA ID)
- Join Powhatan Venturing on Facebook
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