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Southern Region

Halloween edition October 2018

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Backed Eyeball casserole Ingredients: --1jar (24 ounces) PregoÂŽ Italian Sausage & Garlic Italian Sauce --1container (15 ounces) reduced fat (part skim) ricotta cheese --3/4cup Parmesan cheese --16ounces (1 package) farfalle (bow tie) pasta, cooked and drained --1container (8 ounces) small fresh part skim mozzarella cheeseballs (about 1-inch) --2tablespoons sliced black olives

Step 1 Spray a 13 x 9 x 2-inch shallow baking dish with vegetable cooking spray. Step 2 Mix 1 1/2 cups of the sauce, ricotta cheese, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese and pasta in the prepared dish. Spread the remaining sauce over the pasta mixture. Sprinkle with the remaining Parmesan cheese and cover the dish with foil. Step 3 Bake at 400°F. for 25 minutes or until hot and bubbling. Arrange the cheese balls randomly over the pasta mixture. Place a sliced olive on each cheese ball. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Don’t let recruiting be

How to Explain Venturing to a Non-Scouter Recently, my roommate and I had a heart-to-heart, standing in our shared kitchen while she ate peanut butter straight from the jar. I explained to her how stressed I have been lately between school, work, and scouting. Genuinely, she asked me:

“Why do you still do scouts? Do you just feel like you need to give back?” First of all, of course I do. Venturing has given me unimaginable knowledge and experiences. I have traveled to several different states I would have never have otherwise. I have gained skills and knowledge through experience that has guided me through both college and my career. There are scouts out there who will read this and nod in understanding, as they reflect on their own experiences and think on how scouting has enriched both their lives and the lives of their kids. I didn’t try and explain that to my roommate, because, honestly, I don’t do scouting because of a deep emotional debt to the program. I do scouting because what we offer is like no other youth program.

We Offer Real Leadership Experience Don’t get me wrong: most youth programs offer leadership roles. In marching band, a select few students receive the opportunity to lead their section and they gain the confidence and knowledge to lead future projects through that. But in Venturing, every single youth is given the reigns to make the program what they want it to be. You want to go to New Mexico next summer? Alright, high-schoolers, what will it take to get you there? I have not seen a single other youth program offer high school students not only the opportunity, but the responsibility, to plan a trip from start to finish, to market, to budget, and to lead their peers to new and exciting places of their choosing. Crews are not in competition. We run like churches, working together to spread our experiences like a wildfire so 14 to 21 year-olds across the country have the opportunity to lead. That’s why I spend every weekend and every dollar driving and planning, budgeting and stressing. Yes, it’s about giving back, but it’s really about being able to give youth the reigns and letting them run with it way past my 21st birthday.

-Sarah Kisner Area 4 President

NOVEMBER 2-4 AREA 4 VENTURING TRAINING WEEKEND SCOUT ME IN to this authentic outdoor experience Reignite your inner scout at this wilderness-themed training event in Sebastian, FL. Activities include canoeing, swimming, games, and awards progression.

Meet ventures in Florida. Canoe, Hike, Swim Progress towards your Summit award Certified “gator free� swimming hole $30 Registration Camp Oklawahah 8598 Potomac Ave Sebastian, Florida 32958 November 2-4

SR: Area 7

October is the month of SERVICE #challengeaccepted #monthofservice #werSR Two Scout Reservations in Area 7 were directly impacted by Hurricane Florence: Occoneechee (Durant/Reeves), and more directly Cape Fear (Bowers/McNeill). Both need help recovering from the storm damage. Occoneechee has set a workday for Durant Nov 17 and Cape Fear has one set for Oct. 13th. Contact the camps directly for work details and how you can help.

THANKS to everyone that attended FrightFest at Salmen Scout Reservation October 5-7.. Please check our ! from facebook page for more pictures our awesome weekend.

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March 22-24 Area 2 Venturing Rendezvous @ Camp Wisdom

Nov. 9-11, Highland Games Camp Tahuaya in Belton Dessert Social by Crew 445 SHAC -- Venturing Forum October 16th it is Halloween themed. Venturing Challenge Feb. 22-24th Area 3 and SHAC

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August 10-12, Area 2 VOA Orientation @Camp Wisdom in the Circle Ten Council September, Powderhorn Capitol Area and Longhorn @Camp Tahuaya

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September/October, Powderhorn Alamo Area Council

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Aug10-12, 17-18,Area Area25VOA Orientation August Orientation Wisdom in the Circle Ten Council Legacy is the annual@Camp gathering of Venturers in SR5! Legacy 6 will be held at Camp Old Indian outside of Greenville, SC from Sep 21-23. September, Powderhorn October ThisArea year's is Wild Wild West! Capitol andtheme Longhorn @Camp Tahuaya

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September/October, April 12th-14th: Venturing Olympics Powderhorn 2019 September 8th- Fall Leadership Conference (options to camp the whole weekend) Alamo Area Council @Woodruff Scout Reservation! area9venturing


WINTERFEST February 8-10


Gatlinburg TN Winterfest is taking place in Gatlinburg February 8 – 10, 2019. Your unit will experience an exciting weekend of competition unmatched by any other event in the United States! Sign up to be notified of Event Guide Updates as they are published! Winterfest Updates Notification Signup This service is through Remind and you can sign up with either your email address or a phone number if you prefer a text message. We will also send out a notification when registration opens. We intentionally “over program” Winterfest so your youth cannot do everything that is offered. This keeps the interest level high among youth across multiple years – our goal is for your youth to participate several years in a row!

For more info message srvvpprogram@gmail.com


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Southern Region

Please join our Southern Region Officers for a Facebook FAQ Event on October 10th at 7pm CST. We will be discussing Venturing Awards. Bring your questions and lets CHAT.

Trevor Rees-Jones Scout Camp Area 2: Circle 10 Council Winter Camp at Trevor Rees-Jones Scout Camp in Athens, Texas, is a fourday, four-night jamboree-style camping event. It is Circle Ten Council's single largest camping event and is staffed by Circle Ten's Mikanakawa Lodge of the Order of the Arrow. Many units consider it the highlight of their yearly camping program. Historically only for Boy Scout troops, this year we will be including Venturing Crews and Sea Scout Ships. Units camp jamboree-style with multiple units in a single campsite. The chance to make new friends from outside your immediate Scouting circle is one of the key rewards. Food is prepared by each unit in their campsites. Each morning, Scouts can work on merit badges or take part in special living history programs in the Mountain Man, Indian Village, and Lumberjack areas. Afternoons offer a wide-range of activities including competitive games, shooting sports, climbing, activities in the living history areas, horseback riding, wood-turning, and more! Evenings include special events like a Native American Pow Wow, Cowboy Action Shoot competition, Star Watch parties, or just relaxing in the campsite around the campfire. We guarantee there is something for everyone in your troop. We look forward to seeing you at Winter Camp! http://circleten.org/winter-camp https://www.facebook.com/wintercamp.c10

Advisors Corner As a Tennessean , “Volunteer” is not just a mascot for University of Tennessee. The history of the “Volunteer State” goes back to the War of 1812 during the Battle of New Orleans where the role the volunteer soldiers who were willing to help. Volunteering and service when others most need assistance is not just a Tennessee tradition but a Southern one as well. During the recent hurricane, it was difficult to watch the newscast and see the destruction that our Area 5 and Area 7 families were facing due to Florence destruction. In Georgia and Tennessee, Council camps were opened to anyone who needed shelter from the evacuation. The Summit Bechtel Reserve also stepped up to help with relocation as well. Scouts are resilient and strong and we are a family. So, when a member of our community is affected, it touches us all and we take action with courage, confidence, and character, determined to make the world a better place. In the days since Hurricane Florence, we’ve learned of members and staff experiencing loss or damage of their homes and vehicles, inability to work, and challenges coping with the devastation. We’ve also seen first-hand that when disaster strikes, Boy Scouts of America are among the first to respond. With messages of support and offers to help, members from across the country and members of our own Southern Region have reached out, ready to help. So now that the storm has passed and the news reports have moved on to another story, I know the question is still “What can we do to help? What can we do to help our fellow Venturing families?” In the Southern Region, our Regional Venturing Officer’s Association has designated October to be the month of SERVICE. Within the next 30 days, we challenge your Crew to brainstorm various ways to assist our Regional family. As the Carolinas work to rebuild, our hearts and prayers go out to our members, communities, and partners affected by the recent hurricane. If your Council, Crew or family has a specific need for assistance, please let our SRVOA know so that we can all be “ Volunteers”. Please send any requests needed to mcgugin6@gmail.com

Yours in Venturing, Sherry McGugin Southern Region Advisor

Presidents Corner We have officially reached the closing of our first Trimester of the 2018-2019 Scouting year! What does that mean? Well it means that the Region and Area Venturing Teams have been working to make sure that you, a Venturer in the Southern Region, has the resources you need to start, maintain, and grow your Venturing Crew, District VOA, Council VOA, and yourself as leader. Keep an eye out on social media and your emails for a survey that we will be releasing so we can hear from you on how we can improve as a Region and Area VOA! Thank you to you and your Venturing communities for everything you do for the program and being the base of this program. Telling us how we can help you is how we maintain the Venturing program for another 20 years! Yours in Venturing, Ryan Davis Southern Region Venturing President

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Southern Region President: Ryan Davis sr.venturing@scouting.org

Southern Region Advisor: Sherry McGugin mcgugin6@gmail.com

Southern Region VP Communications: Kynzee Ganz KynzeeGanz@gmail.com Southern Region Associate Advisor of Communications: Todd Graczyk t.graczyk@nfcbsa.org ___________________________________________ Newsletter Designed and compiled by Kynzee Ganz

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