Future Forums

The Venturing Forums start with a shared Roundtable for some important information and announcements for the district, then breaks into youth and adult forums led correspondingly by youth and adults.  
Venturing Forum meetings are generally on the 3rd Tuesday of the month @ 7 pm at the Orange County Council office 1211 East Dyer Road, Santa Ana, CA 92705 | Tel: (714) 546-4990
October 21

Charters (adults) 
Leadership (youth)







Annual planning 

February: How to budget your crew activities March: Train Leadership (adults and youth) 
April May June


Explore the trouble money can buy with this ethical dilemma

FEW ISSUES RAISE more ethical and moral questions than money. While money might not be the root of all evil, it’s certainly the source of plenty of mischief. The federal government loses billions of dollars a year to tax cheating and evasion, and that doesn’t even account for money lost to the creative, but legal, accounting practices that often make the news around tax time. 

Most Scouts and Venturers don’t earn enough money to have to pay income tax, but money can still raise ethical and moral questions for youth. The fictional dilemma described here lets you and your Scouts or Venturers explore some of those questions through a simple scenario. You could also adapt it to use with Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts.


Venturing Activities from Scouting Magazine

A quiz to test your knowledge of winter camping

Cold-Weather Camping QuizIF YOU LIKE TO BE on your own, go camping in winter. However, the winter woods won’t tolerate sloppy skills. You can get into trouble fast if you don’t know what you’re doing. Take this quiz to see how much you know about winter camping.

Winterfest blends competition and fun for Explorers and Venturers


Winterfest, the massive annual event for Explorers and Venturers, blends serious competition with serious fun.

Learn how one troop strikes a balance between service work and fun

A week of service and fun on the Chesapeake Bay sounds great, but the trip’s just one of more than 50 outings Troop 99 takes each year.

Explore the ethics of shoplifting with this dilemma

SHOPLIFTING MIGHT NEVER lead the evening news, but it’s still a major problem. According to the National Association for Shoplifting Prevention (shopliftingprevention.org), more than $13 billion worth of goods are stolen from retailers in the United States each year. That’s more than $35 million every day.

Six reasons why Scouts and Venturers should take a swing at ice climbing

SWING AN ICE AX, kick and step up with your crampon spikes. You’re now vertical on a frozen waterfall. Welcome to the weird and exhilarating world of climbing ice.Celin Serbo Ice Climbing