VOA/Venturing Roundtable

VOA – Venturing Officers Association

A Venturing Officers’ Association, or VOA, consists of a team of youth officers who are supported by advisers. It provides leadership opportunities that prepare young people for their respective futures and gives them a voice to help strengthen the Venturing program. The purpose of VOA is to provide fun and informative program opportunities for Venturers. In many ways, the VOA serves as a forum for planning and carrying out great program. The VOA officers and advisers know they have done their job well when they see that the efforts of the VOA have served to strengthen the Venturing program in their area of operation.

Venturing Officers Association Meeting &
Older Youth Scouting Forum with Special Guest
Western Region Venturing President Tyler Grey!

When: August 20th- 7:30 pm-8:30 pm
Where: SVMBC Service Center, 970 W Julian st. San Jose, CA 95126
Who: Crew members, Advisers, Anyone interested in starting a crew, Anyone interested in Venturing.

VOA Purpose:  To develop and strengthen Venturing crews in the council by:

  • Demonstrating effective unit operations at meetings
  • Providing personal growth opportunities for Crew Officers
  • Developing tools for crews to recruit and train members
  • Providing opportunities for units to share resources, ideas, and opportunities

The VOA is organized like a crew:

  • Members of the VOA are the representatives of every crew in the council
  • Officers are elected annually by members
  • The Committee of the VOA is the council Venturing committee
  • Advisers are appointed annually by the committee
  • Activity Chairs are appointed as required by the officers

Older Youth Scouting Forum

The forum is for both youth and adults to participate and discuss ideas on how to make scouting successful for older scouts in their units. All branches of scouting are encouraged to participate. Anyone looking for ideas to engage their older youth in their unit programming should attend. Meeting dates coming soon!

VOA Advisors:
Annaliese Parker – VOA Advisor
Alex Parks – Associate Advisor
Michael Conover – Associate Advisor

To reach the VOA Advisors email venturing@svmbc.org.

If you have any questions, please contact Dawna Wolfson, Venturing Staff Advisor at dawna.wolfson@scouting.org or 408.638.8358.

VOA/Venturing Roundtable
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