Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Off to the BSA National Annual Meeting

Silver Antelope
Kimberly and I are heading to Nashville for the first time.  We will be staying in the Gaylord Opryland hotel with all of the other participants at the BSA National Annual Meetings. We are excited of course since this is the first time we have been to a National Annual Meeting. What got us to attend was two things. First our good friend and great scouter from the Great Trail Council and current Area 4 Membership VP, David Weyrick, is receiving the Silver Antelope
Venturing, BSA
and we are honored to be there with him for that. Secondly, the announcements of all the changes in the Venturing Program are being announced Friday Morning and we wanted to be there for that.

In the mean time I am trying to keep all of the changes posted for our Area 4 Central Region Venturing Councils at our Resources for Councils page.  Much has been released already and more will be forthcoming.  For our purposes in supporting the Area (me) and the Great Trail Council (Kimberly) we want to have a good one stop place as we try to understand and then report and train on these changes.

Here is what is on the Resources for Council page so far. I won't update the below, so check the link.

What's New in Venturing?

The Venturing Announcement will be made at the Venturing Spark Session of the BSA Annual Meeting Friday morning May 23, 2014 in Nashville, TN

Changes will be announced at 

New ALPS (Adventure, Leadership, Personal Growth, Service) Program Model and Requirements
Books - Drafts of books seen at the National Annual Meeting 
  • Handbook for Venturers
  • Venturing Advisor Guidebook
  • Venturing Awards and Requirement Book

    New Adult Training Materials: 

    Here are the documents from the 2013 New Program Announcement at

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