The Venturing 10th Anniversary logo was introduced in November, 2007. If you need a good image for something you or your council will be creating, click on the Venturing 10th Anniversary Logo to the right and then right click the image to save it on your computer.
In celebration of the 10th Anniversary of Venturing, Henry Repeating Arms Company, an Official Licensee of the Boy Scouts of America is pleased to present Three Special Edition Commemorative Venturing Rifles.
Dr. Richards Miller of Waynesboro, Virginia, was presented the first 10th Venturing Anniversary Henry Rifle by Bill Evans, National Associate Director, Venturing. This special edition rifle has a serial number of 01VEN10 for rifle number one, Venturing 10th anniversary. It is a Henry Big Boy, 44 mag. engraved with the designation, Founder. Dr. Miller is truly one of Venturing's founders according to Evans. Evans had been Scout Executive in Dr. Miller's council and was able to keep up the great relationship by recruiting Dr. Miller to serve as chairman of the national Outdoor Exploring committee. While serving as chairman, Dr. Miller along with Bill Evans, Larry and Donna Cunningham, Bob Soldivera, and Gary Van Roekel saw the need for a more scout-like teen program. While developing the Bronze, Gold, Silver, and Ranger advancement award programs in 1997, the BSA national executive board gave the green light to create what is now Venturing.
Dr. Miller is also the recipient of the Silver Beaver, the Silver Antelope, Silver Buffalo, National Venturing Leadership Award, and Distinguished Eagle. Dr. Miller continues to serve as the Chairman of the Venturing Outdoor Committee.
The anniversary patch to the left was created for wearing on the right sleeve in place of the Venturing emblem patch commonly worn there. The two varieties created can be seen in this pop window.
Orange County Council created a council shoulder patch (CSP) recognizing the 10th anniversary. Four varieties were created and can be viewed at this pop window. For more information, you can contact Chuck Williams, OCC Venturing Council Cabinet Advisor.
Northeast Region, Area 4 held a successful Quest in 2008. They celebrated the 10th anniversary on their Las Vegas patch which can be viewed in this pop window.
San Diego-Imperial Council held a Venturing Rendezvous with plenty of fun activities. The evening program included an awards banquet for Venturers who received awards throughout the year. Their patch, which celebrated the 10th anniversary, can be viewed in this pop window.
Las Vegas Area Council has held an event called the Ultimate Challenge since 2005. The event includes mountain biking, canoeing and a card board boat race. In 2008, the Venturing 10th anniverasary logo was used for their patch which can be view in this pop window.
The following councils have also issued anniversary CSPs. When more information is available on these CSPs, it will be added.
- Grand Canyon Council, AZ
- Baltimore Area Council, MD
- Muskingum Valley Council, OH
- Ore-Ida Council, ID
- Glacier's Edge Council, WI
- Cascade Pacific Council, OR
- Simon Kenton Council, OH
- Old Colony Council, MA
- Mt. Baker Council, WA
- Yucca Council, TX
- Western Colorado Council, CO
National Supply sold several 10th Anniversary Venturing items. These include patches, T-shirts and a key fob.
The 2008 edition of the Venturer/Ranger Handbook (#33494) is available and displays the 10th Anniversary logo on the covers.
At the 2008 National Meeting in San Diego, some rooms keys said thank you "For 10 years of service to Venturing." Additionally, pins were given to those attending the Venturing 10th Anniversary Reception (view).
At the 2008 Venturing week at the Philmont Training Center, several private issue 10th Anniversary patches were available; one with a green border for Venturing and one with a dark blue border for Sea Scouts (view).
Quest Sports Day had a nice 10th Anniversary patch that was given to participants of the one-day event.