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What is a VOA?

  Since Venturing is a youth-led program, it is essential that our leadership structure above the unit is youth-inspired and youth-led. We believe that youth should organize program events, lead entertaining trainings, and provide forums to bring the crews, districts, councils, and areas together. A Venturing Officers’ Association, or VOA, consists of a team of youth officers who are supported by advisors. It provides leadership opportunities that prepare young people for their respective futures and gives them a voice to help strengthen the Venturing program.

What does the VOA do?

  Venturing Officers’ Associations (VOA) provide opportunities for adventure, leadership, personal growth, and service (A-L-P-S). By doing so, they serve to model best practices in programming for local crews and to provide a program resource for Venturers and Advisors throughout the VOA’s area of operation.

  VOAs provide opportunities for personal growth and leadership for their officers, just as the leaders and members of the VOA provide programming of interest to their constituents. A strong VOA has a positive correlation with strong crews. Program and training events offered by the VOA give Venturers the chance to meet other Venturers, build friendships and networks, learn from their experiences, and have fun!

  The purpose of VOAs is not to hold meetings, but to provide fun and informative program opportunities for Venturers. In many ways, the VOA serves as a forum for planning and carrying out great program. The VOA officers and advisors know they have done their job well when they see that the efforts of the VOA have served to strengthen the Venturing program in their area of operation.

Our Mission Statement

Area Vision & Goals

The Area 2 Venturing Officers will strive this to make Venturing and Venturing events more accessible to everyone regardless of circumstance.

We will achieve this through a series of goals:

  • Communication: We will make information more easily accessible to Venturers through a website, increased social media output, and being transparent in our work.

  • Council Support: We will enable councils with and without VOAs to have increased access to area resources, build VOAs, and put on more events by actively planning with council officers during orientation.

  • We will encourage interaction between councils and areas by supporting all local Venturing events, facilitating communication between councils and units, and sharing all Venturing news on our area pages.

Area 2 President

Hi my name is Ian Pearce. I joined scouts in second grade. Some of the highlights from my scouting career have been attending Sea Base in 2016, National Scout Jamboree 2017, and having been SPL of an NYLT course in my home council. My personal vision for this term is to make these experiences more accessible for everyone, regardless of circumstance. If there is anything you have on your mind, please contact me! It's my job to help you love Venturing!

Area 2 VP of Communications

Hi y’all!! I am Faith Davis. I am the incoming VP of Communications for Area 2. I am from Crew 852 in Circle Ten Council. I cannot wait to meet many more people and make many more fun memories!! I have previously served on the Circle Ten VOA and am excited to be working on the SR-2 RoundUp and engaging y'all through social media.

Area 2 VP of Administration

My name is Arden Twiss and I am a member of Crew 1485 in Circle Ten Council. I have my Pathfinder rank and am working towards Summit. I have served on my council's VOA for two years and look forward to serving as the Area 2 VP of Admin this year.

Area 2 VP of Program

My name is Ariana Twiss and I am a member of Crew 1485 in Circle Ten Council. I have served on my Council’s VOA for 3 years now as the Circle Ten VOA President. I will be serving as the Area VOA’s VP of Program during the upcoming term and look forward to working on fantastic events throughout Area 2!

Area 2 VP of Council Support

I am 17 years old and am currently a Junior attending Spring Hill High School in Longview, TX. I am also a member of Crew 613 and live in the East Texas Area Council Area. I have my Discovery rank and am working towards pathfinder. I am also an Eagle Scout and member of Troop 613 as well. I am involved in many extracurricular activities like marching band, Math Science, and Power lifting. I am also section leader of the Tuba section in my marching band. I look forward to serving all of you this year.

Area 2 President

Hi my name is Ian Pearce. I joined scouts in second grade. Some of the highlights from my scouting career have been attending Sea Base in 2016, National Scout Jamboree 2017, and having been SPL of an NYLT course in my home council. My personal vision for this term is to make these experiences more accessible for everyone, regardless of circumstance. If there is anything you have on your mind, please contact me! It's my job to help you love Venturing!

Area 2 VP of Communications

Hi y’all!! I am Faith Davis. I am the incoming VP of Communications for Area 2. I am from Crew 852 in Circle Ten Council. I cannot wait to meet many more people and make many more fun memories!! I have previously served on the Circle Ten VOA and am excited to be working on the SR-2 RoundUp and engaging y'all through social media.

Area 2 VP of Administration

My name is Arden Twiss and I am a member of Crew 1485 in Circle Ten Council. I have my Pathfinder rank and am working towards Summit. I have served on my council's VOA for two years and look forward to serving as the Area 2 VP of Admin this year.

Area 2 VP of Program

I am 17 years old and am currently a Junior attending Spring Hill High School in Longview, TX. I am also a member of Crew 613 and live in the East Texas Area Council Area. I have my Discovery rank and am working towards pathfinder. I am also an Eagle Scout and member of Troop 613 as well. I am involved in many extracurricular activities like marching band, Math Science, and Power lifting. I am also section leader of the Tuba section in my marching band. I look forward to serving all of you this year.

Area 2 VP of Council Support

Hello I am Brandon Moll and I have been in scouting since I was 5 years old. I joined venturing when I was 14 because I heard about some of the great things that they can do and from that day it has taught me what it is actually like to be a leader and to learn how to be a follower. In the recent years that I have been in venturing I have been part of many great events in my council which include starting our first venture’s officers association but most importantly it is not what you do that makes the event or the project it is the people that make it what it is.


About Venturing

Venturing is an inclusive program through the Boy Scouts of America for males and females aged 14-20 (or 13 and completed the 8th grade). It’s operated through Venturing Crews, units of youth and advisors that meet on set schedules and plan activities and events for youth like you!