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The Venturing District is proud to provide many opportunities for fun and excitement for all Venturers across the Council.

Denver After Dark

October 14-15, 2011. Hosted by our friends in the Exploring District, this event is open to Venturers to spend Friday night to Saturday morning travelling to various work sites that are open outside of the "normal" 9-5 hours. Past tours have included the county jails, fire stations, Bonfils Blood Center, Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital, Denver Health (see the emergency room), the 911 communications center and others. More details and sign up here.

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  • Venturing Officers Association Meeting (10455 W. 6th Avenue, Ste. 150, Denver, CO 80215, US): 6/14/2018 7 PM - 9 PM

    Venturing Officers Association (VOA) Meetings Scheduled

    The purpose of the Venturing Officers Association (VOA) is to provide support and guidance to maintaining and growing the Venturing program within the Denver Area Council.  You do not need to be an Officer in your home unit to attend meetings or to serve as a VOA Officer.

    The DAC VOA meets the second Thursday of every month starting at 6:00 p.m., with a fun activity planned at Colorado Adventure Point from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

    Questions? Contact Venturing Officer Association Advisor Scott Elzas, 303-868-2774 or Colton, Denver Area Council Venturing Officer Association President, 720-441-2511.


  • Venturing Committee Meeting (1311 W. 46th Avenue, Denver, CO 80211, US): 6/20/2018 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    Venturing Committee Meetings

    Both Adults and Youth Are Invited

    The Venturing Program Committee meets once a month to discuss how to provide leadership and service to the Venturing Program by supporting and providing program for youth. All Venturing adults and youth are welcome to attend. Pizza is ordered - $5.00 per person.

    Meetings are held at Denver Policie Departement's District One Police Station.


  • Venturing Officers Association Meeting (10455 W. 6th Avenue, Ste. 150, Denver, CO 80215, US): 7/12/2018 7 PM - 9 PM

    Venturing Officers Association (VOA) Meetings Scheduled

    The purpose of the Venturing Officers Association (VOA) is to provide support and guidance to maintaining and growing the Venturing program within the Denver Area Council.  You do not need to be an Officer in your home unit to attend meetings or to serve as a VOA Officer.

    The DAC VOA meets the second Thursday of every month starting at 6:00 p.m., with a fun activity planned at Colorado Adventure Point from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

    Questions? Contact Venturing Officer Association Advisor Scott Elzas, 303-868-2774 or Colton, Denver Area Council Venturing Officer Association President, 720-441-2511.


  • Venturing Committee Meeting (1311 W. 46th Avenue, Denver, CO 80211, US): 7/18/2018 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    Venturing Committee Meetings

    Both Adults and Youth Are Invited

    The Venturing Program Committee meets once a month to discuss how to provide leadership and service to the Venturing Program by supporting and providing program for youth. All Venturing adults and youth are welcome to attend. Pizza is ordered - $5.00 per person.

    Meetings are held at Denver Policie Departement's District One Police Station.


  • Venturing Officers Association Meeting (10455 W. 6th Avenue, Ste. 150, Denver, CO 80215, US): 8/9/2018 7 PM - 9 PM

    Venturing Officers Association (VOA) Meetings Scheduled

    The purpose of the Venturing Officers Association (VOA) is to provide support and guidance to maintaining and growing the Venturing program within the Denver Area Council.  You do not need to be an Officer in your home unit to attend meetings or to serve as a VOA Officer.

    The DAC VOA meets the second Thursday of every month starting at 6:00 p.m., with a fun activity planned at Colorado Adventure Point from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

    Questions? Contact Venturing Officer Association Advisor Scott Elzas, 303-868-2774 or Colton, Denver Area Council Venturing Officer Association President, 720-441-2511.


  • 2018 Powder Horn Training (7175 Colorado River Road, Gypsum, CO 81637, US): 8/10/2018 6 PM - 8/12/2018 5 PM

    2018 Powder Horn Training for Venturing 

    2018 Powder Horn Training for Venturing, Boy Scouts and Scout Leaders of all ages (youth and adults)

    Venturing Outdoor Skills Resource Course

    You must attend both sessions:

    Session 1

    August 10-12, 2018
    SOAR (Spirit of Adventure Ranch)
    7175 Colorado River Road
    Gypsum, CO  81637

    Check in from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, August 10, 2018 if you want to drive yourself.
    Transportation will be provided to SOAR from Hamilton Scout Headquarters and will leave no later than 5:30 pm to go to SOAR. We will not be able to wait for late arrivals.

    Session 2

    August 17-19, 2018
    Tahosa High Adventure Base
    173 County Road #96
    Ward, CO 80481

    Check in from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, August 17, 2018. This will accommodate participants coming from the Western Slope.
    Transportation will be provided to Tahosa from Hamilton Scout Headquarters if needed and will leave no later than 5:30 pm to go to Tahosa. We will not be able to wait for late arrivals.

    Please note: Dinner will not be served on Friday evenings.

    Cost: $250 per participant ($50 non-refundable deposit is required with your application.)

    • All fees must be paid in full by August 6, 2018
    • The fees include all meals, training materials, demonstration items, camping fees and all other fees associated with providing this course.

    The Powder Horn Course is designed to expose all leaders to activities and resources necessary to operate a successful high adventure program. It also familiarizes the Advisor with the Ranger program so that they can help Venturers meet the requirements of the Ranger Award.

    The Powder Horn course is designed to help all leaders involved in the unit to safely conduct activities of a fun and challenging nature. It provides an introduction to the resources needed to successfully lead their Venturers -Scouts through a program of outdoor adventure. This course is based upon the Ranger requirements giving participants an exposure to some outdoor/high adventure activities and is not a certification event.

    This course is not a total training program, which enables the Venturing or Boy Scout leader to be an expert or even self-sufficient in any aspect of outdoor skills. The adult leader will most likely still need knowledgeable, trained and certified individuals (consultants) to help provide a safe and correct outdoor/high adventure program.

    After completing this course, participants would have sufficient introductory information which will provide the following outcomes:

    • Detailed knowledge of the Ranger Award
    • Knowledge of the health and safety requirements of the BSA as they apply to outdoor programs
    • Knowledge of the rules and regulations of the BSA as they apply to outdoor programs
    • Knowledge of how to identify local resources and consultants for Ranger Award activities

    Who may attend Powder Horn training?

    To attend a Powder Horn course, participants must:

    • Be registered members of the BSA, (there are no minimum tenure requirements)
    • Have completed the basic training courses for their Scouting position
      •      Fast Start Training
      •      Leader Specific training for one or more of the following
        •      Troop committee members
        •      Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters
        •      Varsity Scout Coaches and Assistant Coaches
        •      Venturing Specific Leader Training
      •      Previous versions of leader training courses are acceptable prerequisites
    • Be capable of functioning safely in an outdoor environment 
    • Successful completion of the BSA Annual Health and Medical Record Physical Form.  All parts, (A, B and C) need to be filled out. This is a requirement and due for all participants by August 1, 2018.

    Check out the flyer!


  • Venturing Committee Meeting (1311 W. 46th Avenue, Denver, CO 80211, US): 8/15/2018 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    Venturing Committee Meetings

    Both Adults and Youth Are Invited

    The Venturing Program Committee meets once a month to discuss how to provide leadership and service to the Venturing Program by supporting and providing program for youth. All Venturing adults and youth are welcome to attend. Pizza is ordered - $5.00 per person.

    Meetings are held at Denver Policie Departement's District One Police Station.


  • Venturing Officers Association Meeting (10455 W. 6th Avenue, Ste. 150, Denver, CO 80215, US): 9/13/2018 7 PM - 9 PM

    Venturing Officers Association (VOA) Meetings Scheduled

    The purpose of the Venturing Officers Association (VOA) is to provide support and guidance to maintaining and growing the Venturing program within the Denver Area Council.  You do not need to be an Officer in your home unit to attend meetings or to serve as a VOA Officer.

    The DAC VOA meets the second Thursday of every month starting at 6:00 p.m., with a fun activity planned at Colorado Adventure Point from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

    Questions? Contact Venturing Officer Association Advisor Scott Elzas, 303-868-2774 or Colton, Denver Area Council Venturing Officer Association President, 720-441-2511.


  • Venturing Committee Meeting (1311 W. 46th Avenue, Denver, CO 80211, US): 9/19/2018 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    Venturing Committee Meetings

    Both Adults and Youth Are Invited

    The Venturing Program Committee meets once a month to discuss how to provide leadership and service to the Venturing Program by supporting and providing program for youth. All Venturing adults and youth are welcome to attend. Pizza is ordered - $5.00 per person.

    Meetings are held at Denver Policie Departement's District One Police Station.