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October 2014

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 Top Seven Reasons to Attend VOA Meetings

1.  Participate in planning the year of venturing

2.  Free food

3.  Meet new friends and see old friends

4. Pick the VOA weekend theme

5. There is nothing else to do on the first Monday of every month!

6. Learn how to make your Crew/Ship more fun

7. Get ideas for exciting trips



The September VOA meeting focused on planning for the Spring Weekend.  We brainstormed themes and how to relate them to fun activities.  We'll choose an idea and begin detailed planning at an upcoming meeting.  In addition, we elected a vice president for administration, Jessica Hamilton, from crew 32.  


Join us for our next meeting on Monday, October 6th, 7:00 PM, at Valley Forge Scout Headquarters.


Upcoming events of interest include:


Wood Badge (October 18th - 20th, contact Janet Hunter for more information)

APEX (November 8th or 9th, contact John Bickel for more information )


September 8th and the First Mondays 

Please plan to attend our VOA/Roundtable Nights.  From 7:00 - 8:30 PM in the basement of our council office, the VOA meet to plan the upcoming year.  There will be fun and food!  Become involved in helping our council's program be beneficial to your crew.  At the same time, the advisors will have a roundtable to discuss pertinent topics.  






October 6th - VOA/Roundtable

November 3rd - VOA Roundtable

December 1st - Bowling at Devon Lanes, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, $10 per person includes two hours of bowling, shoes, and food

December 27th - ILSC Training 

January 5 - VOA/Roundtable - The New Venturing Program

February 2 - Powderhorn

March 2 - VOA/Roundtable - weekend prep

April 6 - Bonfire and elections

April 24, 25, 26 VOA Weekend

June 1 - BBQ



2014-2015 Officers 

President - Bridget Wilby

Vice President (Program) - Peter Mazzanobile

Vice President (Communications) - William Michael


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Yours in Venturing,


The VOA Officers

Venturing Resources Available to YOU!
We have recently ordered new Venturing recruiting materials like flyers, pamphlets, and recruitment guides. We would love to help your crew have the best recruitment possible, so please reach out to us so we can help you! Contact your District Executive for these materials



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