Central Region Area 3 - 2013 Venturing Conference
- Greetings and Happy Holidays from the Central Region Area 3 Venturing Officers,
While you and your families are enjoying the holidays, don't forget that the Fourth Annual Central Region Area 3 Venturing Conference is coming up on January 11-12, 2013. We are less than a month away and classes are halfway full, so get those registrations in now by going to http://www.crventuring.org/document.php?ID=881&NUM=2
The Conference will be held at Calvary United Methodist Church in Normal, Illinois. The main conference will be happening on Saturday with a few training courses (ILSC/ILSS and Venturing Adult Leader Basic Training) on Friday night. The cost for the 2013 conference will be $18 until January 1, 2013 and $20 from January 2nd up until the conference date. This will cover all materials and conference costs. Lunch will be provided. If you or your unit is participating on Friday night, the check-in on January 11th will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the Saturday check-in will be at 7:45 a.m. on January 12th.
The conference is designed to provide your crew, district, and council with the building blocks for the success of your Venturing program. This one-day conference is designed to help you get Venturing "Out of the Box and Over the Top". Whether you are just starting to grow your crew or Venturing Officers' Association structure or you are already on the path to success and you just want to learn more information about how others have succeeded, then this conference is for you. This conference is for professional Scouters, Venturing adult leaders, and Venturers ready to take the next step up in Venturing.
This year there will be 5 treks running during the conference. The 1st trek is designed to help youth in the crews, districts, and council leadership positions. The 2nd trek will be on how to make your district and council Venturing program not just a dream, but reality. The 3rd trek for those that have a successful unit, district, or council program going and want to step it up one more level. The 4th trek is for Professionals that are involved in helping Venturing in their councils. Finally, the 5th trek will be a Course Director Conference on the new Kodiak Challenge training. In addition, on Friday evening, January 13th, there will be two training courses offered: Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews (ILSC/ILSS); and Adult Venturing Leader Basic Training. To attend on Friday is an additionally $10.
This conference is for the 11 councils in Area 3 of the Central Region, but others from around the nation are certainly welcomed. Let's make 2013 all the more memorable for the youth in Venturing by giving them the opportunity to grow in leadership skills and have a great time doing it.
Here are just some of the things the conference will be covering:
How to build a successful Crew
Recruitment (how to find the right youth to lead your crew or your council's Venturing Officer Association)
Venturing Officer Association Job Descriptions and Bylaws
Crew Program Ideas
Leadership in Your Crew/Your First 3 Months as an Officer
Scout Trainings - It is all about developing leaders!
Outdoor High Adventure Ideas
Venturing Awards / the trail to Silver
Roles of the Adults, Councils, and Youth in a VOA
Marketing Your Events
A Venturing roundtable and much more
The Conference Staff: Our Area 3 Venturing President, Emily Mausshardt, and her Area 3 Officers will be spearheading the conference's staff. Past Area 3 Venturing Presidents that have gone on to serve at Regional and National levels in Venturing will be on the staff. Current and past National and Regional Venturing Presidents are also on the staff. The Area 3 Venturing Committee is on the staff to support the youth officers in their presentations as well.
Make the commitment now to attend the Area 3 Venturing Conference. Space is limited.
Check out the Central Region Area 3 Website for full course session descriptions, and for the Conference Registration. Registrations are already coming in, so register quickly so you don't miss out on this opportunity!
Remind, the cost is $18 before January 1st and $20 from January 2nd up until the conference date. The Friday night training courses are an additional $10 each for participants and Kodiak Challenge Course Director Conference is an additional $15.
If you have any questions feel free to contact Bob Vogt, the Central Region Area 3 Venturing Advisor at (636) 394-6809 or revogt1@... or Rick McIlvoy on the Kodiak Challenge at 636-394-5728 or rmcilvoy@...
Emily Mausshardt, the Central Region Area 3 Venturing President talks about why you should attend the Area 3 Venturing Conference in her recent video on the Area 3 YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lhip038ERNs&feature=share&list=PLD618517A8816B1FA
Remember to PASS IT ON to all those involved in Venturing and also to others in Scouting so that we can share our story about this fantastic program.
Yours in Venturing,
Area 3 Venturing President
Area 3 Vice President of Communications