Hot off the metaphorical presses, it’s our March Newsletter! Check it out! (Download Link)
Here’s an excerpt from Area Venturing President, Josh Dewitt, about why you should apply to be a part of the VOA:
Making Area 3 great starts with YOU. You, the youth who is reading this and wondering why putting time into something called a VOA is worthwhile. It’s about making yourself into a better person, a better leader, and a better communicator. The Area VOA is a prime opportunity to grow yourself, and give back to the community. Through my year as VOA president, I’ve had to learn about myself and how I interact with people more than I ever thought I would have to. But I know I’m a better communicator because of it. And I know I’m ready for something beyond camping, something in the real world. It’s also a great opportunity to give back to the program. As part of the Area VOA, you support the councils and crews in an intimate way. You get to tell them about exciting new program updates like new awards that have just been released by BSA National. You are the one who gets to put together trainings for youth to learn about what it means to be a servant leader. You are the one who gets to see those same people come out of trainings ready to take their skills and apply it in a meaningful way. The Area VOA is not only about growing personally, but about making those lessons real for everyone in the Area. It’s both a privilege and an honor to serve, and I hope all the youth take the time to fill out the application and apply. Thank you.