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You love exploring your passions, making new friends, and discovering the world. You’re always looking for an adventure. Rappelling a cliff. Perfecting your shot. Designing a robot. Kayaking into the sunset. Exploring your faith. Volunteering at an animal shelter. The choice is yours! Each activity provides an opportunity to shine and learn more about yourself and the world around you. Venturing is youth-led and youth-inspired. You’ll acquire life skills and gain experiences that will prove to be valuable regardless of where your future takes you, all while having a blast: leadership, event-planning, organization, communication, responsibility – the list goes on!

Venturing is an inclusive program through the Boy Scouts of America for males and females aged 14-21 (or 13 and completed the 8th grade). It’s operated through Venturing Crews, units of youth and advisors that meet on set schedules and plan activities and events for youth like you!  Find a crew near you and join the fun!

Venturing participants, leaders and parents.  We’d love your feedback.  Please take the following short survey so we can better help serve your Crews.

Full Venturing Calendar

MCC Venturing Officers Association

Upcoming Events

What: GLD-VOA Venturing Celebration
When: July 21, 2024
Where: Multi-Lakes Conservation Assoc.

What: Venturing Kickback Weekend
When: Feb 21-23, 2025
Where: Gerber

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Upcoming VOA Meetings

President Ford Division (PFD) VOA Meetings

Join us for our monthly Venturing Officers Association (VOA) virtual meetings.  All meetings begin at 2pm.  Registration is required; use the button to the right.

Date / Time
2024 Dates coming soon

Great Lakes Division (GLD) VOA Meetings

Join us for our monthly Venturing Officers Association (VOA) virtual meetings.  All meetings begin at 6pm.  Registration is required; use the button to the right.

Date / Time
January 21, 2024 6pm
February 18, 2024 6pm
March 17, 2024 6pm
April 21, 2024 6pm
May 19, 2024 6pm
June 16, 2024 6pm

Resources

Personal Safety Awareness Meeting Guide (Venturing Program)
Video Facilitator Guides. A sample letter to parents and guardians as well as English and Spanish meeting guides for facilitators’ use when showing the age-appropriate sexual abuse prevention video.

Contacts

Position Name Email
East Division – Youth voa@michiganscouting.org
West Division – Youth voa@michiganscouting.org
East Division – Adult Advisor Connie Knie voa@michiganscouting.org
West Division – Adult Advisor Kim Mast voa@michiganscouting.org
Venturing Committee Chair Jeff Geralds jwgeralds@aol.com
Venturing Officers Association – Staff Advisor Gregory Zdan gregory.zdan@scouting.org