Area 1 Officers

Matthew Robbins – Area 1 Venturing President

Matthew Robbins has served as the Screen Shot 2016-06-17 at 6.05.58 PM Chief Seattle Council Vice President of Program. He is an Eagle Scout and President of Crew 42. He also serves on camp staff at Camp Edward in the Summer and Camp Sheppard every weekend in the winter. He will be attending Western Washington University this fall. Matthew wants to grow Venturing and get more people involved at every level. He plans to support each Council VOA in hosting activities that Venturers will remember forever.


Emeline Long – Area 1  Venturing Vice President of Administration

Screen Shot 2016-06-17 at 5.59.41 PMEme has been involved in Scouting since she was little, attending activities with her dad while he was scoutmaster. She officially joined when she finished eighth grade. She’s attended all sorts of fun activities, from the Western Region events in 2014, 2015, and 2016 to the RAVE 2015 and 2016. Eme attended NYLT in 2015 and is extremely excited to be on staff this year. She has served as president in her crew and council, as well as Vice President of Communications for the Area in 2014-15. Her goals for this term include establishing VOA ties in less organized Councils and helping the 2017 RAVE become the best yet.


Melissa Schaefers – Area 1 Venturing Vice President of Communications

Screen Shot 2016-06-17 at 6.04.05 PMMelissa Schaefers became involved with Venturing at age 13 by starting an outdoor-focused crew with her brother and their friend. Since then she’s hiked in the Redwoods, Three Sister’s Wilderness, and along the Rogue River with her crew. She has attended NYLT and NYLT Leadership Academy and will be staffing both this summer. She has earned the Discovery award and is excited to continue on her path to Summit. She’ll be attending Linn-Benton Community College this Fall. Melissa hopes to improve the Venturing program by enabling Venturers to take full advantage of all the Area has to offer with clear communication between all 12 Councils within Area 1.

Chance Sloan – Area 1 Venturing Vice President of Program

Screen Shot 2016-06-17 at 6.02.47 PMChance became involved in scouting 19 years ago while going to his older brother’s Cub Scout meetings. He soon joined that program and later became a Boy Scout. He earned his Eagle, joined Venturing in January of 2013, and got involved with VOA in January 2014. He has spent a summer on Camp Staff at Camp Pioneer. He has earned his Silver Award and is working towards his Ranger Award. His goal is help Venturers learn about all the programs that are available to them and to assist in councils in running successful events.