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Venturing June 2013 Newsletter

Upcoming Activities in the Area
June 25Scout Night with Mallards, Madison , Start at 7:05pm
Tickets are $10 for Reserved Field Box Seats and includes a Mallard hat
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 information http://www.bayjammer.htmlplanet.com
July 22Brewers 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. Tickets are reserved on a first come, first served basis until sold out. Deadline for ticket orders is Monday, July 8! For more information:
July 27-– 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. Cost $14 per youth and $10 per leader. Contact Jason Downing downing.jasonh@gmail.com or (815) 494-3345
July 27Scout Night with Beloit Snappers, Beloit, Start at 7:00pm
Beloit Snappers are inviting scouts to attend the game. Tickets are $2.25 for General admission.
July 28Scout Night with Mallards, Madison , Start at 7:05pm
Madison Mallards are inviting scouts to the Duckpond. Tickets are $10 for Reserved Field Box Seats and includes a Mallard hat
July 31 – Aug 12 – Camp Ammon, Wisconsin State Fair Park
Co-ed scout camp that only operates during the Wisconsin State Fair to provide service. Camp sponsored by Three Harbors Council. Campers usher at Grandstand shows, serve as guides and messengers, greeters, lead children events, serve as Color Guard for daily Parade. Cost $55 which includes uniform shirt, cap, and all meals. Participants are housed in large circus tents. Limited to 100 participants. More information available at: https://www.doubleknot.com/openrosters/ViewOrgPageLink.aspx?LinkKey=46939&orgkey=2686
August 8 – Super Roundtable, Glacier’s Edge Council
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/
Aug 14 – Super Roundtable, Glacier’s Edge Council
Aug 24 – Rock Rage vs Dane County Hawks Semi-Pro Football Game, 6pm, Carl Anderson Field, Milton, WI, Ticket prices: Adult $6, Scout $4. More information available at: http://glaciersedge.org/wp-content/uploads/RageScout-Night.pdf
Aug 28, Sept 7-8 – Hunter Safety Course, Camp Indian Trails, Allen Hall, Janesville, WI
Cost $10. Contact Bob Hornby, cell 608-295-7257, for more information
Sept 27-29All 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/
Sept 27-29 – Fall Fun Rally, Beaumont Scout Reservation, High Ridge, MO,
For more information, http://www.fallfunrally.org/
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.badgertrails.org
Oct 5 – 3rd Annual Area 7 Extravaganza, Rainbow Scout Reservation Camp, Morris, IL
High Cope, Climbing, Pistol Shooting, Zip-lining, Shotgun, Archery, Dutch Oven, Stay tuned for more details, and make sure to check the Facebook page for more information!
Nov 1st -3rd – Rock the Castle
Hold the date. More information coming.
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:
(Currently under construction)
CentralRegion SeaScouting Discussion List: This group is used to share resources and ideas, and to ask questions about Sea Scouting in the Central Region:
CentralRegion SeaScouting 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:
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.
Who is interested in helping with the council venturing committee to help with the venturing activities?

Did your Crew go on a high adventure trip or big trip?  Where did you go?  Let me know and I will share with other Crews in the council.

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