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The Venturing Voyager September 2016

Jennifer Bullock A Area 6 President

Olivia Stacey VP of Administration

Sydney Roscoe VP of Communications

Nicole Whittle VP of Program

Billy Campbell VP of Training

Recent Events Venturing Fest 2016 This event was held at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in Glen Jean, West Virginia from July 31st to August 6th. Venturing Fest was attended by venturers all over the nation and we even had a Venturing crew come from Canada too! There was plenty to do including: whitewater rafting, zip lining, shooting sports, Ranger classes, BMX biking, Mountain biking, service projects and many other options. Venturing Fest is a great event and I encourage everyone to go to the next one on the 20th anniversary of Venturing in 2018 (July 1st -6th)!!!

GTC Venturing Luau and Pool Party On August 20th the Great Trail Council Venturing Officers Association of Area 4 hosted a pool party and luau at Camp Manatoc in the Cuyahoga National Park. This year we enjoyed a fiesta at the luau with festive sombreros and plenty of Mexican food too! The youth enjoyed swimming, water polo, basketball, giant jenga, corn hole and other fun summer activities. After the pool had closed we gathered in the dining hall for s’mores and a really awesome game of charades!! Next year’s dates have not been announced but you can go follow the Great Trails Council VOA on Facebook!!

Makahiki 2016 August 5-7, 2016 brought great fun to Warsaw, Indiana for participants of Makahiki. Events included, the Hungry Hawaiian, Hand Paddle Canoe Race, Tacky Tourist Relay, Minute to Win-It Games, Canoe Swamp and the list goes on. Units from as far away as Wisconsin joined in on the festivities and enjoyed the Dance Friday night, the Luau Saturday and the closing ceremonies on Sunday. Ali Nui King and Queen were crowned as part of the Luau festivities. Crew 2111 and Ship 5111 were represented and fared quite well during the events! Next year is the 50th anniversary for Makahiki and we would love to make it a banner year. Mark your calendars now for this amazing event! August 4-6, 2017, we hope to see you there!

Presidents Corner Hey Area 6! Thanks for reading our newsletter! With everyone heading into another school year, we know you're going to be leading lots of adventures this year! We're always wanting to hear about the awesome adventures our Venturers here in Area 6 are leading, so make sure you email those to me at or to Sydney, our VP Communications, at Stay awesome, Venturers!


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 POPCORN Servings: 4

Preparation Time: 30 minutes Challenge Level: Moderate What You’ll Need: 1/4 cup vegetable oil 3/4 cup popcorn kernels Salt and softened butter to taste

12-inch camp Dutch oven Large serving bowl

What You’ll Do: Coat bottom of Dutch oven with oil, then warm over 25 coals. Cover bottom of oven with popcorn kernels. Replace lid.

Cook the corn, rotating oven a quarter-turn per minute to avoid hot spots. Remove oven from coals once corn popping begins to slow. Don’t wait too long on this step; otherwise, popcorn will burn. Carefully pour popcorn into a large serving bowl. Add softened butter to the warm popcorn, if desired, then salt or season to taste.

Council Sites Erie Shores: Black Swamp: Dan Beard: Crossroads of America: Sagamore: Anthony Wayne: Hoosier Trails: LaSalle:

Miami Valley: Buffalo Trace: Tecumseh:

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. It’s Free Too! Check out the awesome fliers and recruitment materials on the national website!

Peer to Peer Recruiting Link:

Officer and Advisor Contacts Jennifer Bullock – President: Billy Campbell- Vice President of Training: Olivia Stacey- Vice President of Administration: Sydney Roscoe-Vice President of Communications: Nicole Whittle- Vice President of Program: Anne Zimmer- Area 6 Advisor Steve Truex – Advisor of Program

Si Roscoe – Advisor of Administration Tammy Campbell – Advisor of Communications

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us!

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

Thank you for Reading!!

Central Region Venturing Area 6 Newsletter - September 2016  

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

Central Region Venturing Area 6 Newsletter - September 2016  

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