National Capital Area Council Venturing and Sea Scouting
National Capital Area Council supports an active Venturing and Sea Scout program by providing district adult and youth leadership with a foundation of Council sponsored events, training, membership, and adventure programs.
News and Announcements
NCAC Venturing E-News
The mission of this online newsletter, Venturing E-news, will be to deliver timely, accurate, and useful information to Venturing volunteers as situations may dictate Subscribe/Unsubscribe Here
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About Our Web Site
The NCAC Venturing web pages provide a overview of the Venturing and Sea Scouting programs sponsored by the Council and specific information about current events and news. The most frequently updated webpages provide current information about Venturing and Sea Scouting including the News, Resources, and Calendar web pages with links to specific event information, registration forms, and other useful on-line resources supporting the Venturing programs of your Crews, Ships, and Districts. There are also several pages that provide general information about the various NCAC programs and leadership activities including Adventures, CVOA Facebook Page, Calendar, Training, Awards,, Venturing Roundtables/Forums, Sea Scout Wardroom, Resources and Recruiting Materials pages.
Venturers, Crews, Sea Scouts, and Ships are invited to contribute news items, articles, and photographs of interest to Venturing and Sea Scouting for possible publication on our webpages and The Scouter Digest. Contact Carol Cass, NCAC Venturing Communications Chair.
NCAC Venturing Officer’s Association Update
The mission of the National Capital Area Council’s Venturing Officers’ Association is to provide youth leadership opportunities to promote and support our Venturing program.
National Capital Area Council’s Venturing Officers’ Association is an integral part of the NCAC volunteer structure.The full briefing given during the youth NCAC-VOA formation meeting is available here. NCAC-VOA questions should be sent to Steve Wolf, Advisor.
National Capital Area Council’s Venturing Officers’ Association Facebook Page:
National Capital Area Council Venturing Officer Association
Next Meeting May 7, 2013
The next meeting of the NCAC-VOA will be on Tuesday May 7, 2013
at 7:30 P.M...
Location:Marriott Scout Service Center
9190 Rockville Pike
Bethesda MD 20814-3897
NCAC-VOA Awards PICNIC JUNE 1, 2013
Get ready for the NCAC-VOA's first Awards Picnic! On June 1st, the council VOA will be holding a picnic to recognize Venturing Leadership Award recipients, along with other council-own awards.
The event will be held at Burke Lake Park, Fairfax VA which has many activities including volleyball, hiking, disc golf and many more! We will be holding competitions such as tug-o-war, photo scavenger hunts and other field games.
Program starts at 3 PM, and dinner will begin at 6. We will be having a potluck style picnic, and crews are encouraged to bring a dish to share. Registration will soon be available online at $10 per person. Camping is available through Burke Lake but must be done individually.
Please join me in congratulating Lauren Brown on being selected as the 2013-2014 National Capital Area Council Venturing President!
Lauren is from Aquia District in Stafford, VA. She has held Unit, District and Council level positions in the past, and was recently selected as the NER Area 6 VOA Vice President of Administration. She has earned the Hornaday Award, Outdoor Bronze Award, Gold Award, and will be receiving her Silver Award and Ranger Award this spring. Lauren currently attends George Mason University, and is studying Environmental Science and Conservation. She will also be working this summer as staff at Camp Olmsted, Goshen Scout Reservation, where she will be running the First Year Camper program. She is very excited to be a part of the Council VOA, and hopes to strengthen DVOA's and provide a great program for NCAC Venturers for the 2013-2014 term.
NCAC POWDER HORN 2013
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
If you have any questions please contact: Steve Wolf
Effective April 1, 2011, the following policies for all NCAC Scouters regarding required training and reflect a NCAC philosophy of “Get Trained, Then Lead” are located here.
More High Adventure News- Here
PROGRAM CHANGES AND NOTICES
New Tour Plan ( formerly Tour Permits) FAQ and details here.
Latest Eagle Advancement and Recognition info. Click here.
Venturing Standard Operating Procedures Updated January 28, 2013
Provides some structure and directives for the organization of Venturing Officer Associations at all levels. The National Venturing Youth Cabinet is now supported by the Program Impact department and the Youth Development team at the national level. In concert with providing leadership to this youth group across all four regions national BSA led a process through the National Venturing Youth cabinet to create a minimum set of standards for operating as a Venturing Officers Association (VOA), resulting in the Venturing Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s).
New Guide to Safe Scouting PDF Version Online Version
Youth Protection requirements have changed. Youth Protection MUST be taken every two( 2) years. On line course available here. Click on Venturing Youth Protection Training on the right.
Youth Protection Policy Changes. Click here for details.