Scout Oath
On my honor I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.

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Venturing Officers Association

What Does A VOA Do?

Here are some functions, ideas, and activities performed by successful VOAs.  Have more ideas?  Please contact

  • Successfully carry out 4 activities/events every year.
  • Have established district VOAs.
  • Hold a yearly officer training for the newly elected officers.
  • Publish a newsletter (quarterly/bimonthly/etc.)
  • Plan an event for crews to share their ideas and get new ones.
  • Host a "bring a friend" event for recruitment.
  • Plan and organize events (WOAH or Weekend of Awesome Happenings, horseback riding, Climbing, Road to Ranger Camp, etc).
  • Delegate communication to the level below (area to council, council to district, etc.).
  • Network with other youth and create new friendships.
  • Provide assistance and knowledge to other Venturers to create a better program.
  • State that the main objective to the Venturing Officers Association is to promote the character and basis of values based throughout the branches of the Boy Scouts of America (example of SOP for the CR Article 2 section 1).
  • Promote the importance that Venturing is a youth sponsored, lead, and ran program but does need the assistance of advisors and counselors to support any decisions made (example of SOP for the CR Article 10 section 1).
  • Work with the Central Region Youth Cabinet to have regular communication by email or phone conference calls monthly.
  • Maintain an Area VOA representative which stays in close communicative contact with Area President and Area advisor.
  • Participate in council, district, and Area events alongside the Area president as another Area representative.
  • Dress appropriately and in full uniform when needed in order to represent the VOA.