The Venturing Officers’ Association of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Council serves the purpose of running the Venturing program in the council. Run exclusively by youth, the meetings act as a forum for the youth officers of all the crews in the council to gather, discuss the program, plan for events, and receive training and other information to aid them in their home crews.
The VOA is responsible for running/ promoting 5 events every year: Venturing Week at Goose Pond Scout Reservation, a summer camp program geared towards Venturers; the Insomniacs Revenge, a weekend long event with 36 hours of program for Venturers from all over the area; the Holiday Lock- In, an all night gathering of Venturers in the council during the holiday season in the spirit of fellowship; the Winter Olympics, a daylong gathering of Venturers in the winter which includes athletic competitions and opportunities to earn requirements for the Sports Bronze Award; and the Venturing Rendezvous, the area conclave held in mid May. The VOA also plans and conducts a training every year to teach Venturers how to conduct an ILSC on the crew level.
The VOA is also responsible to providing service to the council camps. In addition to aiding with events held at the camps such as Harvest Fest, the VOA also plans and carries out service projects with the goal of providing significant improvements to the camps and the programs they run.
So, if you are a crew officer interested in having a say in how your program is run, you can get in touch with us on the Contact Us page to find out how to join. See you soon!