Strengthen your Venturing crew this summer at Philmont, Summit Bechtel Reserve

To paraphrase Will Rogers, the only problem with Venturers is there aren’t enough of them.

This summer, do your part to expand Venturing’s reach by attending one of several youth and adult Venturing conferences held this summer at the Philmont Training Center and the John D. Tickle National Training and Leadership Center at the Summit Bechtel Reserve.

Or if you’re not in the training mood, sign up to attend VenturingFest, the first national gathering of Venturers at the Summit Bechtel Reserve.

Either way, you’ll be doing your part to amplify the terrific older-youth program known as Venturing.

Here are your training options.

Growing Venturing in Your Crew and Council

Where: Philmont Training Center in New Mexico

What: The Venturing A-L-P-S program model builds on success from the past and provides a framework for a dynamic program of adventure, leadership, personal growth, and service; grounded in a flexible program of continuous, youth-led adventure with the new recognition system providing Venturers with benchmarks of progress. Using this program model as a framework for supporting your crew’s program and for establishing council support for crew program needs forms the heart of this conference.

Who: This conference is designed for crew advisors, crew committee members, crew officers, VOA officers, VOA advisors, council Venturing committee members and Venturing Commissioners.

When: Offered three times this summer.

  • Week 1: June 5-11
  • Week 8: July 24-30
  • Week 10: August 7-13

How much: $530 for adult conference participants

Learn more and register: Here

Venturing Blast!

Where: Philmont Training Center in New Mexico

What: Inviting all key Area youth leaders and adult advisors to a new training experience! Participants will be able to join with other leaders from across their region to network, build friendships, discover more of the ALPS program model, and develop skills to help Areas support an explosive Venturing program that will recruit and retain youth in their Councils! But, this isn’t your typical classroom course. Ditch the projector and immerse yourself in the beauty of PTC while enjoying some exciting adventures at Philmont.

Who: All key Area youth leaders and adult advisors.

When: Offered twice this summer.

  • Week 6: July 10-16
  • Week 7: July 17-23

How much: $530 for adults, $395 for youth

Learn more and register: Here

Dynamic Venturing Programming

Where: John D. Tickle National Training & Leadership Center at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia

What: If you are involved in Venturing, come and learn firsthand how you can take on the challenge and fun of strengthening your Venturing program. Develop skills to help support an explosive Venturing program that will recruit and retain youth in local councils!

Who: All Venturing leaders at the unit, district, or council level.

When:  July 11 to 15

How much: $475

Learn more and register: Here

VenturingFest

Finally, don’t forget about VenturingFest, the big Venturing party at the Summit Bechtel Reserve. Read more in my blog post from February.