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November 2014

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Leave No Trace/ plus fun and FOOD!


  That's right, next meting on November 3rd we will be on the topic of Leave no Trace for the Adult Roundtable. Join us for our next meeting (VOA and adult roundtable) on Monday, November 3rd, 7:00 PM, at Valley Forge Scout Headquarters



All crew Advisors are asked to attend and bring the Crew leadership and President.  There will be fun and food!  Become involved in helping our council's program be beneficial to your crew.  



Charters- If you are having difficulty or just want it checked over, feel free to bring your charter to the meeting for review. 


The October adult roundtable featured Frank Yeung, the council chairman of the International Committee.  Frank presented information on the opportunities for world wide scouting including the upcoming World Jamboree.  For more information on the Jamboree contact Frank at  Our next meeting will feature Jack Munera and Leave No Trace.


Please note-


Nominations for the Council's Venturing Leadership Award are due by Dec 15th.




 Upcoming dates- 


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



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


2015 Orienteering Competition

Camp Lavigne, Benton PA

March 20 - 22,2015

Register now on-line at


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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