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Venturing Activities in the Viking Council

Venturing is a youth development program of the Boy Scouts of America for young men and women who are 14 (and have completed the eighth grade) through 20 years of age.

Venturing Caving Weekend – Following the theme “Bringing High Adventure to a New Low”, the adventure in Karst studies will take place at Spring Valley Caves near Rochester.  You will fulfill many of your Cave Exploration requirements for the Ranger Award and Outdoor Bronze Award

Halloween Dance Cruise – An evening of rockin’ and rollin’ on the Mississippi.  Tickets include a 3-hour scenic paddleboat ride, a DJ or dancing on the boat and door prizes.

Orienteering Day – At Camp Stearns you will learn how to navigate using a map and compass.  Sponsored by Crew 180, this event will help you complete the Land Navigation requirements of the Ranger Award and Outdoor Bronze Award.

Winter Event – At Camp Stearns.  Participants will learn a variety of new winter outdoor skills such as snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, biathlon, sliding and a medallion hunt.  Activities start a 9:00 a.m.  A warming building will be available.

Winter Camping - OKPIK – You’ve heard the hype, though you’d like to try it, but you don’t have the equipment.  Now is your chance to learn the skills, cold weather camping equipment is provided.  This event will take place at the Charles Sommers High Adventure Base in Ely, Minnesota.  You will be able to work toward the Wilderness Survival requirement of the Ranger and Outdoor Bronze Awards.

Twin Cities After Dark  - Don’t miss the all night traveling party.  Activities include cosmic bowling, laser tag, Cinema Café Movies and a whole lot more!  Transportation is provided.  Guaranteed fun!

The Getaway Camp – Loads of outdoor high adventure fun!  Activities will include canoeing and kayaking, COPE, climbing tower, mountain biking, horseback riding and much more!

Crew Meeting – A time when the crew comes together to plan future activities.

Crew Activities – a crew specializes around one area such as hobbies, sports, youth ministries, outdoors and sailing.

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