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Meet your 2015 Area 6 Youth Officers!!

Hello, my name is Amber Richter and I am the Area 6 Venturing President. I am from Dan Beard Council and a resident of Cincinnati, Ohio. I have also, recently graduated from Colerain High School. I have been involved with Scouting since the age of 15 and I am a member of Crew 150, chartered by St. Paul’s United Church of Christ. I have served as the President, Vice President of Communications, and Vice President of Program of Crew 420. I have also served as the Vice President of Administration for both Crew 420 and Crew 150. I have also earned the Venturing Award. Outside of Scouting, I am involved in Business Professionals of America (BPA) and Navy Junior Recruiting Officer Training Corps (NJROTC), where I have served as a Supply Officer. My goals for my term include improving organization and exploring new ideas to reach out to the Venturers of Area 6! Thank you for reading!! Yours in Venturing, Amber Richter

Hi, my name is Sydney Roscoe and I am the Area 6 Vice President of Communications. I started in Venturing a little over a year ago, due to watching my brother having fun in Boy Scouts. I looked into many organizations and after many different suggestions, I found a small Venturing Crew (Venturing Crew 457) this is In Erie Shores Council in Toledo, Ohio. I do enjoy other activities as well as Venturing. I have participated in musicals, marching band, concert band, and I am a Season ticket holder for Toledo Walleye Hockey. I am going into My Sophomore year at Whiteford Agricultural Schools in the Small town of Ottawa Lake, Michigan. By the end of my term I hope to increase the amount of Communication in our area, and have lots of experience to share with fellow Scouters. Thank you for reading!!!! :) Yours in Venturing, Sydney Roscoe

My name is Billy Campbell. I started Venturing “officially� in April 2013. Due to two older brothers, I have unofficially been scouting since I was born. I earned my arrow of light in Cub Scouting, my Silver in Venturing and am currently working towards my Eagle in Boy Scouting. I am currently President of Crew 2111 in Anthony Wayne Area Council and your new VP of Administration for Area 6.

Hello, my name is Olivia Stacey and I am the Area 6 Vice President of Program! I started Venturing in October of 2013, now I am part of a Venturing Crew in Dan Beard Council this is in North Collage Hill, Ohio (Venturing Crew 150).

Outside of scouting I have completed 8 years of 4-H and I enjoy playing football. I enjoy playing video games on my PS4 and hanging out with friends. I am entering my Junior year at Central Noble High School and will be attending a vocational program to learn about auto body repair through Impact Institute.

I enjoy other things as well For example, Peer tutoring children with special needs, juggling my seven siblings, and being a Councilor in training (CIT) at Camp Joy. I am going into my senior year at Campbell County High School in Alexandria, Kentucky.

According to my peers on the Area 6 VOA, my goal is to become more outgoing over this next year. I would also like to see Venturing grow in Area 6.

By the end of my term I want to increase the number of Venturers and spirit in our area. Thank you for reading! c:

Yours in Venturing, Billy Campbell

Yours in Venturing, Olivia Stacey

Meet the Area 6 Advisors!

Serving as our Area 6 Venturing Advisor, Carla has been a Scouter with the Crossroads of America Council for more than 10 years, in pack, troop, crew, district, and council positions. Always interested in making a volunteer's job easier through training, she has served as Pack and District trainer, and staffed both Pow Wows and the University of Scouting for several years. She served as CAC Advancement Chairman from 2006-2010 and is currently on the National Advancement Advisory Council. She and her husband Rich started a Crew in 2008 when their youngest daughter turned 14 and could finally join her brothers in Boy Scouting, and Crew 1121 has consistently been a strong, active Crew with at least 15 youth members. Carla is Wood Badge-trained and has helped deliver Kodiak and Kodiak X, and has been trained as a Kodiak Challenge Course Director as well. She has received the Council Venturing Leadership Award and has attended Philmont Training Center twice.

Anne Zimmer serves as the Area 6 Associate Advisor for Administration. Anne is part of the Dan Beard Council. She holds many positions within her district and council. She is currently Cub master to Pack 150, Committee Chairman to Troop 150, and Advisor to Crew 150. She is also Program Manager for the Dan Beard Council’s Scout REACH program. Anne has been involved in Scouting for over 23 years, and has been a part of Venturing since 2008. She has taken Powderhorn and loved that experience. She has been to Philmont with both her Troop and Crew and Sea Base with her Crew. She has been a Cub Day Camp Director and a Wood Badge Course Director in 2013.

Searle Roscoe is an Area Associate Advisor for Area 6. Everyone knows him as Si. Si has been in Scouting a long time. His grandfather was in Scouts, his father was a Scoutmaster, and he was a Scout brat beginning @ age 3-4 going on campouts with his dad. He started Cub scouts in 1973 & Crossed over to Boy Scouts. He also Joined Law Enforcement Exploring in 1983, was awarded Explorer of the year 1986 and 1987,and in 1989 Became Advisor for Explorer post until 1999. Si is a Buyer for a Transportation Company and a Police Officer. He is married to Jennifer Roscoe who is an RN /NP, they have 2 children, Daughter Sydney Roscoe age 15 who is Crew President of Crew 457 , Son John Roscoe age 14 Eagle Scout in Troop 263 and new member of Crew 457. He was out of Scouting for a few years till his son joined Cub Scouts in 2007 and I became a Den Leader / Webelos Leader. He then Crossed over to Boy Scouts and became an Assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 263 with his Son. His daughter tried Girl Scouts and went as far as she could but wanted to Join Boy Scouts because they did the Cool stuff. So he got Voluntold to join a Venture Crew as an Associate Advisor with his daughter Sydney. He will soon became the Advisor of Crew 457 and his son John now has joined the Crew also. As a family they have set a goal to build up Venturing in Erie Shores Council and create a Strong Venturing presence in our area. If he is not doing seven or eight things all at once then he is bored. As they Say “Lead the Adventure “

Serving as our Area 6 Associate Advisor of Program, Steve first joined the BSA in 1996 when he became a Wolf den leader for his oldest son. Since then he has been Wolf/Bear den leader, Webelo's den leader, and Cub master. In late 1999 at the request of his District Executive he became Scoutmaster of Troop 372. In the summer of 2005 he became an Advisor for Crew 2372. He currently still holds both of these positions along with being the Venturing Roundtable Commissioner in his district. He is also a brotherhood member of the OA. His involvement also includes running the district pinewood derby race for 6 years, running the bb range at Cub Scout day camp for 8 years, starting and running for 4 years the Fall into Scouting event within his district, in 2004 was on staff for the councils NYLT course, in 2005 he was 1st asst. scoutmaster for Sagamore Council's National Jamboree contingent and in 2010 was scoutmaster for the Jamboree contingent. Steve has received the Den Leader, Webelo Den Leader, Cub master, Cub scouter and Boy Scout Training, Venturing Training Knots, Scoutmaster Key and Venturing Advisor Key. He has also been honored with the District Award of Merit, the district Hall of Fame and the Area Venturing Leadership Award. In his current position as Associate Advisor of Program he is looking forward to helping build a better Venturing Program within Central region Area 6 and within Sagamore Council.

The Area 6 Associate Advisor of Communications is Tamara Campbell, but all her friends call her Tammy. She is married to the love of her life, Dave Campbell. Together they have a vast experience in Scouting. They have had three boys go through the program, two of which have attained Eagle and the third is in the works. Over the years, they have been highly involved in the Cub Scouting program, Boy Scout program and more recently (beginning in 2006) they began diving into the Venturing and Sea Scout (2008) Programs. Tammy is on her council and district training staff. She has taken Wood Badge, where she is a proud Antelope, as well as Sea Badge. She has served on several Wood Badge Staffs, working on staffing an upcoming Sea Badge as well as recently taking on the Area 6 Vice Commodore of Training for Sea Scouts and now the Associate Advisor for Communications in Area 6. Tammy has earned her Council Patch, a district level award called Pewter Skunk (for training), the District Award of Merit, the Silver Beaver award, and most recently the VLA from our council. She is humbled by each of these awards as she never expected any of them. She loves the program and what it offers our youth to teach them skills for success in the world today. Scouting keeps her pretty busy. Outside of Scouting, her three boys are her world. Her oldest, recently married his High School Sweetheart (and co-Venturer) and they are building their new life together. Her middle son, is her over-achiever who sets goals and doesn’t give up until he reaches them and he was recently chosen as the 2015-2016 National Sea Scout Boatswain. Her youngest, a bit shy, but has recently accepted the position of Area 6 VP of Admin. WHEN they have “free time” they work on 4-H projects, maintain their flowers and a small garden as well as occasionally hunt and fish. Tammy loves to scrap book (but never have time), sit around the campfire and meet new people.

Recent Events The Venturing Fun Weekend: Zombie Apocalypse This very adventurous weekend was hosted by Venturing Crew 457 of Erie Shores Council. A very enthusiastic group of Venturers showed up to see if they could survive the Zombie Apocalypse. This event was held at the beautiful Pioneer Scout Reservation (PSR). The weekend started off with the campers being made-up like the undead and eating many different zombie themed treats. After this they took a walk out into the woods to a bonfire where they discussed different fun zombie questions. On Saturday Morning, Many Venturers enjoyed the High C.O.P.E. and zip-line, while others played Gaga Ball or explored the BMX course. After lunch, the shooting sports opened. These included: Rifle, Shotgun, Archery, Paintball, and Hand gun. After shooting sports closed, we headed down to the lake front and enjoyed Beach volleyball, Open swim, boating, letting the Bluegill nibble on our toes, and a cook out on the beach. Two hours later, the Zombie Luau started. This included the following competitions: Hula-hooping, Hula, Limbo, and Zombie Brain Feud. Later, we headed back to our campsite where everyone visited and had fun around the campfire.

On Sunday, we got up went to breakfast and talked of ideas for next year! Hopefully see you next year! Sydney Roscoe

Makahiki Weekend Makahiki was held in Warsaw, Indiana on the weekend of July 31August 2, 2015. It was a gorgeous weekend and boatloads of fun were had by everyone. There was canoe swamping, HUKIHUKI (TUG-O-WAR), swimming relays, water balloon volleyball, and many other land and water based events. A Luau was enjoyed by attendees and later a dance. There seemed to be fun for all ages and smiles all around. This is definitely an event that you don’t want to miss! -Tammy Campbell

Up Coming Events

 September 11-13, 2015 - Wood badge C6-438-15 Dan Beard Council (Loveland, Ohio)  September 23-25, 2015- Central Region Board Meetings (Omaha, NE)  June 29, 2016- Seabase Scuba Adventure Florida Seabase  August 5-7, 2016 – Summers Last Bash Central Region Event (Springfield, IL)

Venturing Recruitment Kit

Want to start Recruiting? Need help? The National Venturing Cabinet has put together a customizable Recruiting tool-kit that can help you in your efforts in expanding your Venturing crew. I It’s Free Too! C Check out the awesome fliers and recruitment materials on the national website!

Peer to Peer Recruiting Link: I

Council Facebook Pages Many of the councils in our area have Facebook pages, here are the links if you want to I join them!!

 Tecumseh Council :

 Anthony Wayne Council :  Sagamore Council :  Erie Shores Council :  Black Swamp Area Council:  Buffalo Trace Council:  Miami Valley Council:  LaSalle Council :  Hoosier Trails Council:  Crossroads of America Council:  Dan Beard Council:

Scouting Comic

Hey Readers!!!

Do you have a funny scouting memes or jokes for the next issue? If so, send it to‌.. We will look at all the applicants and pick the best one for the next issue! Good luck!! The Area 6 VOA

Officer Emails


Amber Richter – President:

Billy Campbell- Vice President of Administration:

Olivia Stacey- Vice President of Program:

Sydney Roscoe-Vice President of Communications: If you have any questions please Email Us!

Add Your Activities Did your Venturing crew partake in a really cool activity? We want to hear about it!! Just describe your event in at least one paragraph and include pictures (Pictures Optional), then send it to Sydney Roscoe, our VP of Communications at: !!

Camping Recipe Dutch Oven Monkey Bread Ingredients:     

2 rolls of Pillsbury biscuit 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 3 Tbsp. cinnamon 1 stick butter Instructions:  Tear biscuits into quarters.  Mix sugar and cinnamon in plastic bag.  Drop each quarter into bag and shake to coat well.  Place in Dutch oven.  Melt butter and pour over biscuits.  Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes. Serves 6 to 8. May want to line oven with foil to catch melted sugar.

Thank you for Reading!!!

Central Region Venturing Area 6 Newsletter - August 2015  

Area 6 is in the states of Illinois, Indiana and Ohio.

Central Region Venturing Area 6 Newsletter - August 2015  

Area 6 is in the states of Illinois, Indiana and Ohio.