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Glacier’s Edge Venturing April 2013 Newsletter

Upcoming Activities in the Area
April 22 — Rock River Regatta, Harlem Junior High School , Loves Park
            1 day competitive event, competition will include events for knots, compass, swimming,  drilling, first aid, and several other activities.  Dance and dinner are included in $18 fee per scout.  Host by Blackhawk Area Council.  More information at:              www.blackhawkscouting.org/Wanchanagi/Events/WAN-RockRiverRegata2013
Apr. 26-28 – Glacier’s Edge Backpack Camporee, Woodman Center , Richland Center
            Join us in filling the valley with scouts from the Glacier Edge Council where the             Woodman Center will host the sixth annual Glacier’s Edge Council-wide Backpack   Camporee. This camporee will give scouts a chance to learn basic to advanced          backpacking skills (water filtration, light weight stove usage and backpack food   demonstration), Basic to ultra light equipment demonstrations, Leave No Trace camping,Wilderness First aid and Geocaching. All 7 geocaches will be in new locations this year!   We will have the “Boulders” climbing wall again this year!  There will be adult training and       High Adventure information regarding preparation/ planning and conditioning. We encourage sharing your crew’s adventures with other scouts.  More information at:             http://glaciersedge.org/2012/12/backpack-camporee-april-26-28-2013/
May 3-5 – Glacial Trails Backpacking, Dundee , Wisconsin    
            This event starts Friday at the Old Wade house in Greenbush.  Camp at the group camp  ground at Greenbush and begin the hike to Long Lake State Park on Saturday morning.  Camp in Long Lake State Park Saturday night and begin the final leg to Mauthe Lake on Sunday.  A perfect hike to practice, teach or tune backpack skills.  The hike is      approximately 18 miles in total length.  More information available at:    http://www.badqertrails.org
May 11 – Scout Day at Illinois Railway Museum , Elgin , Start 9:15am
            Come help Venture Crew 991 celebrate Railway Museum ’s 60th Anniversary. 
More details and registration forms can be found at:  www.freewebs.com/scoutdayatirm
May 11 – Area 7 Venturing conference, Marcus Gurnee Cinema, Gurnee , IL
            Day of training and exciting program.  Network with other Venturers from the area and find out all the latest news on Venturing in the Area. More information to follow.   
May 17-19 – Baraboo Circus Heritage, Sauk County Fairgrounds , Baraboo , WI    
            Starts Friday night and ends Sunday morning.  Dances, Stage shows, blacksmith,        Frisbee golf, funnel cake eating contest, STEM & renewable energy exhibits, scouting     museum, CMJ motocross races, Circus World Museum, Geocaching trail, Bosworth          family lumberjack show, dutch oven desert bakeoff,  and Buffalo Bill Wild West show are     available.  More information at: http://glaciersedge.org/2012/12/2013-baraboo-circus-heritage/
May 19, Sunday: Des Plaines Canoe & Kayak Marathon . (18.5 miles)
This is a non scouting event that many scouts go to. It is a race as much as you want it to         be. Many different classes to be in.  Several short portages and sometimes dam jumping    if the water is high enough. This is a lot of fun. Contact for more information        
www.canoemarathon.com  or 847-604-2445      
June 1-2 – Scouting the Zoo Show, Milwaukee County Zoo, Milwaukee
            Saturday morning parade, hot dog cookout, Saturday evening program, Sunday             breakfast, and more activities.    More information available at:  https://www.doubleknot.com/boy-scouts/council-activities/scouting-the-zoo-for-boy-scouts/46863
June 8 – Scout Fishing Derby , Rockton , IL        
            Fish along the Rock River Race in Rockton , IL .  All age divisions for both BSA & GSUSA.  Fee includes patch, and a chance at trophies; attendance prizes. Contact Louise        Glon  (815) 988-9515 or antiquerocks@yahoo.com
June 25 – Scout Night with Mallards, Madison , Start at 7:05pm
            Tickets are $10 for Reserved Field Box Seats and includes a Mallard hat
            More details at: http://glaciersedge.org/2013/02/scout-nights-with-the-mallards/
July 12-14 — Bay Jammer, Marinette, WI & Menominee , MI
Longest running competition 65 years! Events include lip sync contest & street dance on Friday; swimming, boating, compass, log rolling, log sawing, drilling, etc. on Saturday    plus dinner and semi-formal dance; tug-of-war, triathlon, and volleyball on Sunday. More      informationhttp://www.bayjammer.htmlplanet.com/
July 22 – Brewers Scout Day, Miller Stadium, Milwaukee
            Come out to Miller Park on Monday, July 22, 2013 when the Milwaukee Brewers salute the Scouting program before Jonathan Lucroy and the Brewers take on the San Diego Padres. Once again, every pack and troop in attendance will be able to have their        members’ parade around the warning track in uniform and have their unit listed on the scoreboard. All Scouts and their families can score big savings on ticket prices.  Ticketsare reserved on a first come, first served basis until sold out. Deadline for ticket orders is    Monday, July 8!  For more information:
July 28 – Scout Night with Mallards, Madison , Start at 7:05pm
            Madison Mallards are inviting scouts to the Duckponds.  Tickets are $10 for Reserved    Field Box Seats and includes a Mallard hat
            More details at: http://glaciersedge.org/2013/02/scout-nights-with-the-mallards/
July 28th-– Blackhawk Area Regatta, Rockford , IL
One-day competition running for over 50 years, including obstacle course, archery,       canoeing, line toss, swimming, dinner, and a dance. Contact Andy Murray   amurray@bsa.org or (815) 397-0210      
August 9-11 – Makahiki, Warsaw , IN
Hawaiian themed weekend competition running for over 40 years. Includes talent         competition & bonfire on Friday night; knots, volleyball, tug-of-war, boating, obstacle course, drilling, canoe swamp, etc. plus Hawaiian dress parade, luau, and dance on Saturday; swimming on Sunday. More information http://www.awac.org   
Sept 27-29 – All Council Camporee, Old World Wisconsin , Eagle, WI 
            More info at:  http://glaciersedge.org/2012/10/all-council-camporee-at-old-world-  wisconsin-september-27-29-2013/
Oct 4-6 – Devil’s Lake Hike , Devil’s Lake State Park , Baraboo
            Devil’s Lake Anniversary hike is an organized event in Devil’s Lake State Park .  Badger  Trails reserves campsites in the Park and neighboring private campground Nordic Pines  for all groups that register with us for the hike.  Weather and trail conditions permitting, the hike will include both East and West bluffs of the park.  Organizations registering with Badger Trails will receive the following for the registration fees:  Campsite(s), commemorative patch, record spin for youths 13 and younger and a chaperoned dance for participants 14 and older.   More information available at:   http://www.badqertrails.org
Venturing Resources
Central Region Venturing Web Site
With thousands of links, articles, and events, www.crventuring.org is the place for you to find every resource you need to start or grow a crew or VOA.  If you haven’t checked out the site before (or even recently), join the 100,000+ visitors who come to crventuring.org every year to find helpful tips, news, and lessons learned that make the Venturing program more successful.  If you have an idea for additional content on our crventuring.org, please send your suggestions to www.communications_coordinator@ crventuring.org.
Venturing Terminology
One of the first rules about “Venturing-speak” is that the name of the program is Venturing (not Venture Scouting).
• Therefore, a crew is a Venturing crew, not a Venture crew of a Venture Scout crew.
• A youth is called a Venturer, not a Venture Scout.
• Advisors and other leaders are Venturing Advisors, not Venture leaders or Venture Scout leaders.
• Venturing leaders take Venturing training, not Venture training or Venturer training.
Where to Go Venturing
Does your crew go to the same place every time that you go camping? Want to find some neat places that are close or even across the country?
Then check out the Where to Go Venturing database at
This resource has 4000 high adventure locations and lots of different search criteria that will help you find the perfect place for your crew’s next adventure.
If you have a favorite place that you feel that others should know about or see a mistake, contact us at
Ranger Resources
Have you been in that situation where you just need one more requirement to finish and elective or even to finish your Ranger?
Where can I get a 3-D cave map? What is a Swiss seat?
Well, there is a place that can help. On the Central Region Venturing Web site, there is a section that is titled Ranger Resources.  This page has each Core and Elective requirement that you can do for your Ranger Award. By clicking on one of these requirements, it takes you to a new screen. On each of these screens, it has everything broken down to make it easier to find and will help you with what you are looking for.
For help on all your requirements, just follow this link:
Discussion Lists
You may sign up for the many Yahoo Groups and Discussion Lists dedicated to Venturing and Sea Scouting. Information on these groups can be found by searching Yahoo Groups for Venturing, clicking on “Discussion Groups” at www.seascout.org, or by clicking on the links below.
• Venturing Yahoo Group: This group shares information with Venturers and Advisors from across the nation:
• Central Region Venturing Yahoo Group: This group is used to share resources and ideas, and to ask questions about Venturing in the Central Region:
• Sea Scouting Discussion List: This group shares information with Sea Scouts and Sea Scout leaders across the nation:
• Central Region Sea Scouting Discussion List: This group is used to share resources and ideas, and to ask questions about Sea Scouting in the Central Region:
• Central Region Sea Scouting Discussion List: This group is used to share resources and ideas, and to ask questions about Sea Scouting in the Central Region:
• Facebook Discussion Lists:
Central Region – Area 7 Venturing:
Glacier’s Edge Venturing:  http://www.facebook.com/groups/24369249032/
Venturing Events and Links
More information on all of the events and links to the Area 7 councils can be found on www.crventuring.org.
Submit your events to the calendar to this address:
Venturing Joining Requirements
The minimum age requirements to join Venturing are 14 years of age or 13 years of age and completion of the eighth grade. The maximum age for participation remains under 21 years of age.   
Venturing Chairman’s message
I am putting together a newsletter with activities that are in the area that are geared towards Venturers or that Venturers may be interested in participating in.  If you hear of any activities that other Ventures may be interested in attending, please let me know.
I will also put information in the newsletter that may be of interest to you.
Does anyone know of someone that may be interested in attending the National Jamboree at the Summit this summer?  There are still 2 openings.  Is there anyone interested in a week of zip lines, moto cross bikes, rock climbing, canoeing, kayaking, pistol shooting, rifle shooting, shotgun shooting, whitewater rafting, and more are available at the jamobree this summer.  Please contact me or the scout office if there is any interest or if you know of anyone that may be interested.  These openings are open to male or females Venturers that are over the age of 14.
Bob Hornby  bhmhth@yahoo.com   608-295-7257

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