The Five Rivers Council offers several events throughout the year for the Venturing Program. We encourage adults and youth to a "Challenge By Choice" at every event! Learn more about what venturing is on our Venturing Crews page!
The Council's annual Venturing Biathlon, which takes place in January, was featured in Scouting, a nationally distributed magazine. As described in the article and accompanying photos, the Venturing Biathlon is a series of outdoor shooting and skiing events. After completing a required NRA and BSA gun safety course, participants are exposed to a variety of pistols, rifles, and shotguns where they enjoy hands-on experience in a controlled shooting range. Venturers are given a lesson on skiing and snowshoeing, and weather permitting, can use them in the competition. The Scouting Magazine article emphasizes the importance of staying fit in winter months and maintaining safety procedures as well as the dedication of local volunteer educators. While the event brought in participants from all over the Northeast region, Venturers and leaders are featured from Athens, PA and Corning, Elmira and Dundee, NY. The article can be found in the 2014 January-February issue of Scouting Magazine or read online here.
Area 3 VOA eVENT
On May 9-11, 2014, our council will host the Area 3 VOA eVENT, the Hillbilly Hootenany! You can check out the eVENT by downloading the eVENT information packet here or online from the Area 3 VOA Facebook page.
2014 Powder Horn
Join us for the 2014 Powder Horn on August 22-24 AND September 12-14 within the Five Rivers Council (Location for each date to be determined). The purpose of Powder Horn is to introduce leaders and youth to a variety of exciting high adventure program possibilities for their Troop or Crew. It is important to understand that Powder Horn is not a personal development course or certification course. It’s designed to educate the Scout leaders and youth about specific high adventure skills, through hands-on experiences and to connect them to resources in order to use the skills, and ultimately to get them excited about delivering those skills in a challenging way to older youth. You can click on the brochure and info sheet for more details!