Introducing Your 2014-2015 VOA Cabinet

Kiera Spear - President

Kiera Spear was introduced to Scouting by watching her two older brothers on their Scouting adventures. She then began working as a staff member at Cub Scout Day Camp when she was ten. After staffing day camp, and helping her brothers earn money to go to National Jamboree in 2010, she decided it was her turn and joined Venturing. She recruited her friends and other day camp staff and formed a Venturing Crew, and has just stepped down as president. Kiera attended National Jamboree in 2013, the first year that Venture Crews were allowed to go. Currently she is the vice-president of program for Chief Seattle Counsel’s VOA. Kiera’s other hobbies include riding horses, anything outside, and dancing on pointe in ballet.

 

Sara Brimley - Vice President of Program

Sara Brimley was always jealous of scouts because they got to do fun campouts, learn to build fires, and cool stuff like that. She never wanted to be a Girl Scout because they are too girly, she much rather be catching bumble bees in plastic bags…..not a very good idea. Sara was first introduced to venturing by her friend Kiera and she is now president of her crew. Apart from her awesome venturing activities she also enjoys reading books, riding horses, sunlight, and being weirdly awesome with her friends.

 

Brandon Chavez - Vice President of Administration

Brandon Chavez has been in scouts since Tiger Cub and has continued his involvement. He is a life scout and is currently VP of Admin in his own crew based out of Bremerton. He moved here to Washington, 3 years ago and has been active in venturing ever since. Brandon loves backpacking, running, and anything that’s awesome. He answers mainly to Chavez, because of his widely known name throughout school. He is funny, on point, and very resourceful when getting tasks done.

 

 

 

 

Riley Beavers - Vice President of Communications

Riley Beavers was first introduced to Scouting through her brothers, watching as they proceeded through the ranks of Cub Scouts and onto Boy Scouts. She finally got her shot at Scouting at the age of 13 (Finished with the eighth grade), and started the adventure of her teens. Since then Riley has enjoyed staffing many events, as well as attending them. She looks forward to staffing NYLT 2014, as well as Cub Scout Day Camp. When not at a Scouting event or meeting, Riley enjoys swimming on a competitive swim team, and camping with her family.

2015 World Jamboree in Japan!

EXCITING OPPORTUNITY! There's an exciting opportunity for a few Venturers in Chief Seattle Council who want to attend the 2015 World Jamboree in Kirara-hama, Japan!

http://www.23wsj.jp/

Get Your Head in the GAME!

 

GAME HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO THE WEEKEND OF OCTOBER 31ST. PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFORMATION IN THE FOLLOWING WEEKS!

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!  http://bit.ly/VOAGAME

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.

Guidelines:
- 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!

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