Get Your Head in the GAME!

Get ready for another amazing event! This April at Camp Parsons the VOA will be holding the annual General Assembly Meeting Experience is a great way to relax with your friends and have an awesome weekend! Some of the possible events being held include:

  • Shooting Sports
  • Sea Scout Activities
  • Climbing Wall
  • Canoeing
  • Obstacle Course
  • Triathlon
  • Geocaching
  • Ball Dance
  • Human Rubber Band
  • Capture the Flag
  • Recognition
  • Dutch Oven Cook Off
  • And much, much more!


Excited yet? Register now!

Venturing Winter Challenge Recap!

This weekend the VOA (Venturing Officer's Association hosted the annual Venturing Winter Challenge! VWC was extremely successful!

Over the weekend there were many activities for Venturers to attend. One of the most popular events was Horizontal Bungee Jumping, an activity that required a person not only to test their physical strength, but also their mental strength.Not only did the youth test themselves against the bungee, so did many of the adults/advisors. Another activity, just over the snow hill, would be the bowling. Not just any bowling, frozen turkey bowling and frozen chicken curling, to be exact. You accomplished this game by using a large frozen turkey to bowl down pins on a bed of ice. Sounds easy right? Numerous Venturers throughout the day had loads of fun knocking down pins and competing to see who could get a triple strike, or better known as a turkey (pun intended).

Right by the turkey bowling was the chicken curling. A game where you use cornish game hens (a smaller, bonier version of a standard chicken) to propel them, as if a hockey puck, into a bull's-eye. The challenger who had closest shot to the bull’s-eye won. Many attempts were made to win the day and become the victor of the Fowl games!

A few steps away from the fowl games was the Dutch-oven cook-off. There were many a brave Venturer that day, who battled with the snow to create a culinary sensation. After finishing their dishes they were brought to a panel of Judges whom decided their fate upon three things: 1) Is it good trail food? 2) Is it cooked through? 3) Does it taste good? the results were: 1st place, coconut-cherry-pineapple cake. 2nd place, a big pot of hot Shepard’s pie. 3rd place, a chocolate s’mores cake.

Following lunch was a game of Capture the flag. The island (still in Ensign Ranch) was the base. There was two teams, two captains, who were both trying to seize the day and take the flag. On one side there was the Spartans, and the opposers were the Foreigners. After a long, brutal, snow fight, the Foreigners succeeded.

Not too far off was Shooting sports. Which was, by far, the most popular of the events held during the challenge. There was a wide selection guns for the Venturers to choose from. Some of which were: Rifles, Pistols, and Muzzle loading and more! Not only did they have unlimited ammo, but as much help as they wanted from the experts. There was a special item to get to the shooting range: snow-shoes! Traveling almost a mile to the range, snow-shoes definitely were not only fun, but also helpful.

Saturday night the event all of the girls were waiting for: the dance. The DJ played some great songs on his mixes! From Gangnam style, to Kiss the Girl (from The Little Mermaid). The dancing started around 7:00 p.m. and kept on going till' 11:00 p.m. If you didn't like to shake it, there was a separate room to watch Despicable me 2 or other selections. There was also many games to play if you weren't interested in the movies either. Many people had fun with pool tables, ping pong, foosball, and more!

Now for the most important part. The food! That's what everyone came for anyway, right? All weekend there was amazing food! Starting the weekend up with a nacho-bar, and ending with Sunday breakfast sandwiches. As for the Can 4 Can drive, thanks to the crews whom donated soup cans, the VOA was able to donate 65+ cans of soup to a local food-bank, and 65+ for lunch! Having over 150 registered people, the camp was a huge success.

Brand New Venturing Scarves!

The Chief Seattle Council VOA will be selling brand new, one-of-a-kind Venturing Scarves! These will be 59 inches long and 7 inches wide! They're perfect for staying warm in the chilly Washington weather while showing your Venturing spirit.

They are being sold for $20 each for pre-orders. Prices will go up after VWC, so order soon!

Purchase Online!

An Opportunity to Design our Council's Venturing Shoulder Patch!


Want to design our Council Shoulder Patch? Here's your opportunity! We are holding a contest to design the official Chief Seattle Council Venturing and Sea Scout shoulder patches! All submissions must be emailed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by December 15th, 2013 for voting.

- Must include the text "Chief Seattle Council BSA"
- No more than 9 total colors
- Make it creative and something you'd want to wear
- Small, intricate details may not be able to be transferred onto the patches
- Must contain Fleur-De-Lis
- Patches should be oriented to the program they are representing: Venturing = High Adventure and Sea Scouts = Nautical Adventure (Ocean)

Download the Template Here!

Register NOW: VOA Annual Winter Challenge

Our annual Venturing Winter Challenge will be February 7th-9th! Saturday-Only passes are also available so you can enjoy all the events without spending the night!

Join us on February 7th-9th for a weekend full of thrilling events and activities!

Possible activities include:
- Giant Colored Snowball Fight
- Frozen Turkey Bowling
- Chicken Curling
- Search and Rescue
- Shooting Sports
- Dutch Oven Cook Off
- Snow Tubing
- Snowmobiling
- Horizontal Bungee Jumping
...and many more!

Saturday day passes are also available! Bring all your crew members and friends!

Join the event on Facebook for up-to-date information: events/165012720360988/

Register NOW and Save $5!


Join us at the R.A.V.E!

The R.A.V.E (Really Awesome Venturing Experience) is coming up quick! It'll be taking the place of our fall event this year! It'll be in Oregon and will include COPE, Aquatics (Water Park), Training, Ball Dance, Social Gathering, possible Shooting Range, and much more! Join us from November 1-3rd!

Register now!

More Articles...

Page 1 of 9



Sign up to receive Venturing updates!

Upcoming Events

Fri Apr 25 @ 6:00PM - 12:00PM
GAME: General Assembly Meeting Experience
Tue May 20 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
General VOA Meeting
Tue Jun 17 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
General VOA Meeting