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      NCAC Venturing E-News

      National Capital Area Council’s Venturing Officer’s Association
      Next meeting March 5, 2013
      Marriott Scout Service Center
      9190 Rockville Pike
      Bethesda MD 20814-3897
      CVOA PICNIC JUNE 1, 2013
      June first will be the first annual NCAC-VOA Venturing picnic. This will be an opportunity for Venturers from across the council to come together for fun and fellowship. More details to come.
      National Capital Area Council Venturing Officers' Association
      is on Facebook.  http://www.doubleknot.com/openrosters/ShowPage.aspx?3238383239387L373839303134
      Bull Run District Merit Badge University and Venture-All Event
      When: Saturday, February 16, 2013 (No Snow Date)
      Two Venturing courses are also being offered:
      - Venturing Leader Specific Training: All day session. Cost: $12.
      - CPR/AED First Aid: AM and PM sessions offered. Cost: $ 55 per session.

      Where: Stonewall Jackson Middle School
      10100 Lomond Drive Manassas, VA 20
      Time: Doors Open at 7:45 AM  Registration at 8:00 AM
      Session 1 Instruction: 9:00 AM to 11:30 am
      Lunch Noon to 12:55 PM
      Session 2 Instruction: 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM

      Preregistration for out of district unit: First set up an account - go to top left of the home page.
      Leave No Trace Courses
      Leave No Trace Trainer Course
      May 10 (7 pm) -12 (9 am), 2013
      Broad Creek Memorial Scout Reservation

      Leave No Trace Master Educator Course
      April 12 (7 pm)-14 (2 pm) &
      May 2 (5:30 pm) -5 (2 pm), 2013
      Broad Creek Memorial Scout Reservation

      For additional information please email Thomas Willis or call 410.599.8840.

      NCAC Presents Leave No Trace Trainer Course
      (Required for the Eagle LNT Leadership Position)
      This course is designed to enhance your understanding of Leave No Trace practices and ethics and to increase your level of expertise and confidence in teaching Leave No Trace skills. Through focused activities, hands-on field experience and both formal and informal discussions, you will be introduced to concepts and methods that will advance your knowledge of Leave No Trace issues, expand your repertoire of low-impact skills and increase your effectiveness in teaching these important skills to others.
      On completion of this course, participants will be registered as Leave No Trace Trainers with the national Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics and will receive a certificate of course completion as well as their Leave No Trace Trainer lapel pin.
      Friday evening through Sunday morning, March 15-17 – Outdoor Instruction - Camp Snyder – Overnight camping – Short hikes.
      Price - $ 46.00 (non-refundable) includes all camping fees, course materials, and meals. Registration is via the NCAC website.
       Class sizes are limited, so register early!
      For more information please contact Victor Bieniek at vbieniek@... or 703-855-8428.
      Pre-registration is required. Participants must be at least 14 years old.
      National Memorial Day Parade in Washington – May 27
      The 2013 National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, DC, is currently accepting applications for the 9th annual parade, scheduled for 2:00 PM on Monday, May 27, 2013. This parade has grown to be a significant event in Washington, DC, and will be televised in select markets nationally. Scouts ages 11 and up are needed to help carry parade identification banners in the parade line up. The registration deadline is March 30.
      Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
      Founded in 1956 in the UK by Her Majesty The Queen's husband, HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, the international Duke of Edinburgh's Award is a non-competitive, self-development program for youth ages 14 to 25. Dedicated to achievement in community service, physical fitness, special skills, and adventurous journey, the Award aims to build self-esteem and promote character development within every participant. The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is an exciting, non-competitive experience that cultivates and instills confidence and self-worth within every participant. Through its proven and trusted quality framework, participants enjoy an unparalleled experience that hones their talents and skills and instills within them a crucial sense of belonging and achievement.
      NCAC is one of the first Councils to participate in this effort in the United States. For more information click here or contact Debbie Marino
      2013 National Scout Jamboree STAFF NEEDED!
      There are still many STAFF positions available for the 2013 National Scout Jamboree
      2013 Jamboree staffing needs Key areas include: Canopy Tour/Challenge Course and Zip Line; Shooting Sports; Extreme Sports (BMX, Skateboarding, Mountain Biking); and Aquatics.

      High adventure like you've never seen. Whitewater, climbing, zip lines, mountain biking, and much, much more. (Not to mention all of the things you've grown to love about the jamboree: patch trading, SCUBA, stadium shows, Technology Quest ... who could ask for more?)History created by you. This will be the first jamboree at its new permanent home - The Summit, in beautiful West Virginia - and you'll be there for the grand opening…July 15 - July 24, 2013. It's going to be big. It's going to be wild.

      Did you know that during the National Jamboree the Summit will become the second largest city in West Virginia? There's still time to be part of the excitement! Currently NCAC is sending 9 troops and 1 crew.

      To sign up for your spot please go to http://www.doubleknot.com/openrosters/ShowPage.aspx?3238383330367L373839303134
       Come join us for the NCAC 2013 Powder Horn Training course!  Our four-day course is designed to help the troop, team, or crew by exposing older Scouts, Venturers, and adult leaders to safely conducted outdoor/high-adventure activities of a fun and challenging nature. The course provides an introduction to the resources needed to successfully lead youth through a program of outdoor adventure and is based upon giving participants an exposure to some outdoor/high-adventure activities. The course presenters are expert consultants in each outdoor high adventure activity. It is not a certification event. It is for any youth or adult interested in experiencing a unit-level, high-adventure program.
      The date for the 2013 course is August 22-25, 2013  to be held at Camp Snyder in Haymarket, Virginia. Details for registration and cost will be forthcoming.
      If you have any questions please contact: Steve Wolf .
      Venturing at Goshen
      This summer Goshen Scout Reservation will become the only camp in the country where crew members are able work on Outdoor Bronze requirements all summer long! Reserve your crew’s spot today and be part of the adventure!

      Please read through the material here and call or email me with any questions you might have. The best email to use is that of Goshen’s Director, Gary Carroll . By phone, you may reach us at (301)214-9195.  In addition, we are constantly updating and adding new information that is specific to the Venturing program on our website.

      We look forward to seeing you next summer at Goshen Scout Reservation!
      On behalf of the Camp Directors
      Yours in Scouting,
      Gary Carroll
      Director of Goshen Scout Reservation
      Sea Scouts Aboard Tall Ship Coast Guard Barque Eagle -Applications Accepted Now
      Do you want the adventure of a lifetime?  Apply now to sail aboard the tall ship Coast Guard Barque Eagle!  The Eagle is a three-masted barque-rigged ship used to train cadets and officer candidates in the U.S.. Coast Guard.  The Eagle was built in Germany in 1936 and was taken as a war reparation by the USA after World War II. Since then the Eagle has been home ported in New London, Connecticut, the location of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.
      The National Sea Scout Support Committee has again made special arrangements with the US Coast Guard Academy for select Sea Scouts to join as crew aboard the Eagle during its 2013 summer cadet cruise.  This opportunity is available to all Sea Scouts who desire fun, adventure, and a summer cruise to remember - you don't want to miss this chance.  This year's Sunday-to-Saturday cruises are off the New England Coast and will embark on July 28 (at Boston, MA), and August 4 (at a port-of-call to be determined).
      The ideal candidate is an active Sea Scout who is at least Able rank, a leader in his/her Ship, a SEAL graduate, 16 or 17 years old, in the 10th or 11th grade at the time of application, with an interest in the Coast Guard or other military or maritime career.  Remember though, many prior successful applicants have not had all of these attributes. So who should apply?  Any Sea Scout who is interested!
      Get your USCG Barque Eagle Cruise App in by the deadline – March 31, 2013
      New Sea Scout Century Uniform
      The National Sea Scout Support Committee is please to introduce the New Century Universal Sea Scout Uniform ("NCUSSU").  The NCUSSU is an alternate uniform to the current adult and youth dress and work uniforms. It is intended to make it easy for members of newly formed Sea Scout Ships to outfit themselves in a Sea Scout uniform and may be chosen by any unit new or existing. When chosen by the unit, this universal uniform is worn by all youth and adult Ship members and may serve as both a dress uniform and a work uniform. The New Century Universal Sea Scout Uniform will be included in the next edition of the Sea Scout Manual, No. 33239.
      Visit here to learn more about this exciting new option!
      BSA National Contingent to 14th World Scout Moot
      In order to join the BSA contingent, all interested individuals must be nominated by your Council International Representative and approved by Council Scout Executive.  Participant age: 18-25 (Venturers, young registered adults) International Service Team age: 26 and above
      What? A World Scout Moot is similar to a World Scout Jamboree, but for the next older age group. Participants in a World Scout Moot are 18 through 25 years old. Moot participants will be formed into international patrols in April, 2013, and will participate in the moot in these international patrols.
      Where? The 14th World Scout Moot will take place in Canada from August 8 to 18, 2013, with activities in both Quebec and Ontario. The BSA contingent will meet in Ottawa on August 7.
      Who? The BSA contingent to the World Scout Moot will consist of registered Venturers, Advisors, Associate Advisors, Scoutmasters, and Assistant Scoutmasters who were born between August 9, 1987 and August 7, 1995. This will be the first time 21-25 year old leaders have ever been part of a BSA contingent to a World Scout Moot.
      What will it cost? The BSA fee of $1100 per person covers the World Scout Moot fee for lodging, food, transportation, and activities from the time you arrive at the Moot until the time you depart plus BSA badges, bags, and support.  BSA contingent members will be responsible for their own transportation to and from Ottawa.
      How to apply? You must request that your council International Representative nominate you. BSA expects that all qualified nominees will be accepted.  Application forms are here.  Send your application to:
      Marriott Scout Service Center
      9190 Rockville Pike
      Bethesda MD 20814-3897
      301-530-9360 • 301-564-9513 FAX
      When to apply? The nomination deadline is March 31, 2013. Nominees will be notified of their acceptance soon after their nomination is received.
      For much more information and links to a number of World Scout Moot videos? Go to http://www.doubleknot.com/openrosters/ShowPage.aspx?3238383331357L373839303134 (To be nominated, you must contact your own council’s International Representative, not one listed there.)
      For further information and promotional material, see the Moot website
      Area 6 Venturing Phenomenon 2013
      Every year, the Northeast Region Area 6 Venturing Officers Association (VOA) co-hosts an area-wide event with the assistance of a Council’s VOA at that council’s camp. This event features fun activities, a lot of good food and awesome fellowship. It’s a time for you to kick back and have fun, meet new people and try new and challenging activities.
      When- April 26-28, 2013
      Where: Sinoquipe Scout Reservation
      Mason-Dixon Council
      677 Boy Scout Road
      Fort Littleton, PA 17223
      - Venturers - 13 years of age and have completed the eighth grade to 20 years of age (inclusive).
      - Advisors - 21 years old or up.
      All participants must to come with a crew to this event.
      $45.00 per Advisor with personal tent
      $55.00 per Advisor without Tent
      $45.00 per Venturer with Tent
      $55.00 per Venturer without Tent
      Cost covers all meals, entertainment, campsite (for your crew’s tents) or camp tent accommodations, showers, flush toilets, patch and Phenomenon wristband
      The Annual Sea Scout Regatta will be held on May 24 to 27, 2013  at Camp Maria Retreat Center in Leonardtown, Md.   It will be attended by about 200 Sea Scouts from all over the Eastern Seaboard.   The week-end will be full of competitive events and social activities.
      All Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts are invited to visit or attend.   Those attending who are between the age of 14 and 21 may compete in all events.   Scouts of other ages may take part in all events except the scored events.   Some of the scored events include races in canoeing, rowing, pulling boat, sailboats, also swimming, knot tying, First Aid, Mariner Quiz, drill, heaving line, boatswain’s
      chair lift, and much more.
      Day visitors are welcome, bring a lunch.   Those attending for the week-end must register and pay all fees.  Contact Regatta Chair Doug Yeckley   for a Regatta Boarding Book.
      For further information call Doug Yeckley at 410-326-4291 or e-mail .

      Aquatics Courses
      BSA Safe Swim Defense (SSD) and Safety Afloat (SA) training is required for any BSA unit conducting swimming or boating activities. Adult leaders supervising a swimming/boating activity must have completed Safe Swim Defense/Safety Afloat training within the previous two years.
      SSD and SA training is available online at scouting.org. In-person training consists of viewing the SSD or SA DVD and answering the interactive questions that are part of the training. The advantage to in-person training is that questions can be asked of the facilitator.  Contact the NCAC Aquatics Committee Chair Mike Meenehan  to arrange in-person training for your Unit.
      NCAC also offers this training at Pow Wow and University of Scouting. This training must be presented by qualified trainers.

      Swimming and Water Rescue and Paddle Craft Safety March 30, 2013

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