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Apr 2014 Venturing Newsletter

Venturing Advisor’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.
Crews that attended the Lock-In at UW-Whitewater in March had a great time swimming, playing video games, playing raquetball, playing volleyball, playing basketball, making new friends, and having plenty to eat.  Crews from Fort Atkinson, Madison, Stoughton, Janesville, Edgerton, and Milton attended and hope to see more crews attend next year.
Upcoming fun activity is Baraboo Circus Heritage at Baraboo on May 16th-18th.
Next roundtable meeting will be Apr. 8th at 6:30pm at Newville.  Please send you applications in for council officer positions.  Come find out about the upcoming changes to Venturing.
Bob Hornby
Council Venturing Advisor
Upcoming Activities in the Area
Apr. 8th – Venture Roundtable meeting, Culver’s, Newville, 6:30pm.

Apr 11-13, May 2-4  – Powderhorn, Camp Lowden, Oregon, IL
Exciting training opportunity designed as an action-packed, hands-on outdoor course to expose adult leaders and youth to the resources necessary to operate a successful unit level high adventure program.  Cost $275 includes lodging, meals, and program materials.  More information:  http://storage.blackhawkscouting.org/event/docs/692/ph2014_tri_fold_application.pdf

Apr 12 – 13 – Wilderness First Aid training, Glacier’s Edge Council office, Janesville, WI. Cost $35 includes books and certificate.  Bring sack lunch.  Register with Madison scout office.

Apr 12 – Rock River Regatta, Harlem Middle School, Loves Park, IL
Pool and land events, tug-o-war, volleyball, dinner, and dance.  Starts at 8:45am until 11:30pm.  Cost $18 per youth and $10 for adults.  More information at,
http://storage.blackhawkscouting.org/event/docs/771/rrr_2014_brochure_rev_1.pdf

Apr 25-27 – 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 seventh 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 Geo-caching.   More information available at a later date.

May 2-4 – 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 17 – Scout Day at Illinois Railway Museum, Elgin, Start 9:15am
Come help Venture Crew 991 celebrate Railway Museum’s 61st Anniversary.
More information available at a later date.

May 16-18 – Central Region Rendezvous, Camp Illenek near Springfield, IL
Activities include sailing sunfish sailboats, swamped and paddle-less canoe races, rain gutter regatta, hiking, fishing, bonfire.  Cost is $30 per person which includes 4 meals and t-shirt.  More information:   http://crventuring-bsa.net/cal_popup.php?ID=1058

May 16-18 – 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, Geo-caching trail, Bosworth family lumberjack show, dutch oven desert bake-off,  and Buffalo Bill Wild West show are available.  More information available at later date.

June 7th – Scout Fishing Derby Rockton IL            Illinois Free Fishing Weekend
Fish along the Rock River Race. All age divisions for both BSA & GSUSA.    $3. Fee includes patch, chance at trophies, and attendance prizes, and fun fishing!!!    21 years at the same place.  Contact Louise Glon antiquerocks@yahoo.com  (815) 988-9515

June 13-15 – Tour de Blackhawk, Monticello park, Monticello, WI
Bike focused camporee lets you choose the distance and trails you want to ride throughout the weekend.  Saturday and Sunday breakfasts and Saturday dinner will be served.  Cost is $25 before May 1st.  Camp at Monticello park.  Contact Kevin Olson (608) 778-1950.   More information: http://www.crventuring.org/cal_popup.php?ID=1043

June 21st. – Blackhawk Area Regatta Rockford IL
One-day competition running for over 50 years, including obstacle course, archery, canoeing, line toss, tugs, swimming, plus dinner and a dance.
Contact Bob Muraski  Ship508@comcast.net

June 22 – 28 – National Youth Leadership Training, Camp Indian Trails, Janesville
Course is an exciting, action-packed program designed to provide all youth members with the  leadership skills and experience they can use in their home units and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others. The course is open to Crew members who have completed Venture Leadership Skills Course.  First 96 units to register will be guaranteed a spot for 1 Scout if fee paid in full by Apr. 18th.  Cost is $190.  For more information, see https://scoutingevent.com/?gec_nylt

June 24 – Scout Night at Duck Pond  Madison Mallards, Warner Park, Madison
Cost $12 includes ticket for game, Mallard hat, Mallard patch.  Game starts at 7:05pm.  For more information, check
http://www.glaciersedge.org/wp-content/uploads/Mallards-2014-Flyer.pdf

July 18th-20th – Bay Jammer  Marinette, WI & Menominee MI
Longest running competition 66 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 27 – Scout Night at Duck Pond  Madison Mallards, Warner Park, Madison
Cost $12 includes ticket for game, Mallard hat, Mallard patch.  Game starts at 7:05pm.  For more information, check
http://www.glaciersedge.org/wp-content/uploads/Mallards-2014-Flyer.pdf

July 28 – Aug 2  National Youth Leadership Training, Camp Indian Trails, Janesville
Course is an exciting, action-packed program designed to provide all youth members with the  leadership skills and experience they can use in their home units and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others. The course is open to Crew members who have completed Venture Leadership Skills Course.  First 96 units to register will be guaranteed a spot for 1 Scout if fee paid in full by Apr. 18th.  Cost is $190.  For more information, see https://scoutingevent.com/?gec_nylt

Oct 4 – Annual Area 7 Extravaganza, Rainbow Scout Reservation Camp, Morris, IL
High Cope, Climbing, Pistol Shooting, Zip-lining, Shotgun, Archery, Dutch Oven.  Registration 8am.  Program starts at 9am.  Stay tuned for more details, and make sure to check the Facebook page for more information!
https://www.facebook.com/events/433929166710335/

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
http://www. crventuring.org/Other/Where_To_Go_Venturing.
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
www.communications_coordinator@crventuring.org.

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: http://crventuring.org/Resources/Ranger_Award_Links/

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:
www.groups.yahoo.com/group/venturinglist/
Central Region Venturing Yahoo Group: This group is used to share resources and ideas, and to ask questions about Venturing in the Central Region:
www.groups.yahoo.com/group/venturing/
Sea Scouting Discussion List: This group shares information with Sea Scouts and Sea Scout leaders across the nation:
www.listserv.seascout.org/cgi-bin/wa?AO=SEASCOUT-Net
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:
www.groups.yahoo.com/group/crseascouting/?ygyud
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:
www.groups.yahoo.com/group/crseascouting/?ygyud
Facebook Discussion Lists:
Central Region Venturing: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Central-Region-Venturing/5584419563
Central Region  Area 7 Venturing:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Central-Region-Venturing/5584419563#!/groups/CRV.Area7/?fref=ts
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:
www.crventuring.org/event_submission.php

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.

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