As Venturing crews across the country are rappelling off cliffs, designing robots and kayaking into the sunset, the national Venturing officers’ association (VOA) is working behind the scenes to provide support for membership, resource sharing and events to make it all happen.
All Venturing crews focus on building adventure, whether it’s backpacking, whitewater rafting, an epic bike trek or all of the above. For Venturing Crew 3111 in Minneapolis, however, the adventure is conservation.
According to official BSA accounts, the importance of retaining older youth was discussed as early as the organization’s first ever National Executive Board meeting. More than a century later, the passion for Sea Scouts, Exploring and Venturing has not waned.