Area 3 Venturing Conference & Game Show 2018


The Friday Night Trainings & Area 3 Venturing Conference is being held on February 16th and 17th, 2018 at Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church (345 West Main Street, 62549) in Mt. Zion, Illinois.

Immediately followed by the Area 3 Game Show from Saturday evening until Sunday evening. The Game show will start at Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church for Saturday overnight, and end at 5pm on Sunday in Springfield, IL.

This page has details about all the events, and registration is now open below.

Registration Options and Costs:

Lots of options for attending! Early bird pricing is only good for people that have registered AND paid by January 31st, 2018. Final Call for registrations is February 8th at midnight and you can pay at the door. Checks are made payable to Venturing Crew 2783. Mail payment to Area 3 Venturing, 16041 Forest Valley Dr., Ballwin, MO 63021.

Friday Night Only:

Early Bird: $5

Final Call: $5

Saturday Conference Only:

Early Bird: $15

Final Call: $20

Game Show Only (Saturday & Sunday):

Early Bird: $15

Final Call: $20

Friday Night & Saturday Conference:

Early Bird: $20

Final Call: $25

Saturday Conference & Game Show:

Early Bird: $30

Final Call: $40

All Three Days:

Early Bird: $35

Final Call: $45

Friday Night Details:

Check-in: 6:30pm, Courses start at 7pm

Includes: Training/Movie, Snacks, Overnight

Join us for a Drive In Movie and Snacks, or come take any of the following Training Courses: Personal Safety Awareness, Goal Setting & Time Management, Project Management, Mentoring for Venturing, Advisor Position Specific Training, Committee Position Specific Training.

Saturday Conference Details:

Check-in: 7:30am, Courses start at 8am, concludes at 4:30pm

Includes: Trainings, Materials, Continental Breakfast, Lunch, Snack

Join us for dozens of training courses, informational sessions, TENT Talks (think Ted Talks), hands-on STEM experiments, fun activities, and so much more. These are just some of the items to look forward to:

  • How to Speak Millennial & Social Media
  • Team Building Games
  • Introduction to Kodiak
  • Venturing 101: Starting Venturing Crews
  • Hands on Event Planning
  • Geocaching
  • Path to Summit Discussion
  • Marketing Events
  • Patch & t-Shirt Design
  • Successful VOA Strategies
  • VenturingFest Meeting
  • STEM as a Unit Recruitment Initiative
  • Adult STEM Training: Counselor and Mentor Training
  • Elephant Toothpaste
  • Powder Horn CDC
  • Kodiak CDC
  • Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews and Ships
  • Implementing Awards into Your Program
  • How to Form a VOA
  • Increase Event Attendance
  • Sea Scouting
  • Packing for Backpacking
  • Beyond the Summit: Ranger, TRUST, and Quest Awards
  • Bringing Personal Safety Awareness into the 21st Century
  • Venturing Invisibility
  • Making Your Crew Excel: Adult, Youth, and Commissioner Panels
  • Cooking
  • Much More

Area 3 Game Show Details:

Check-in: 5pm, dinner at 5:30pm, concludes in Springfield, IL on Sunday at 5:30pm

Includes: Materials & Activities, Sunday Amazing Race, Dinner, 2 Snacks, Hot Breakfast, and Lunch

This event will start in Mt. Zion, IL and end in Springfield, IL. It will be run with teams of three to six people, and must have at least one 21+ adult on each team. If you don't have a full team, we will partner you up with others for the event.

We promise lots of fun, tons of excitement, edge of your seat entertainment...with you as the contestants of every game show, As to what you will be doing...that remains a mystery until you arrive.

Saturday night will include dinner, games, and an overnight in Mt. Zion. Sunday morning, we will start with a breakfast competition, and then move into Amazing Race which will end up in Springfield, IL.

One person who registers by the early bird deadline and attends the Area 3 Venturing Conference will be awarded a $25 Amazon Gift Card.

Make checks payable to our host for the event: Venturing Crew 2783.