VENTURE BIG EVENT SCHEDULE • Sept. 23, 24, 25
Location: Heard Scout Pueblo
1901 E Dobbins Rd, Phoenix AZ 85042
Adam S. Kunz (Big Event Chair)
FRIDAY – SEPT 23 (Optional by unit)
4 pm Unit Arrival and Check-in
Tent camping, dinner prepared by units
SATURDAY – SEPT 24
(Individual schedules vary depending
on chosen adventure activities)
6 – 8 am Campsite Breakfast prepared by Units
7:30 am Unit/Individual Check In begins
7:30 am Flag Ceremony at Main Flag Pole
8 am ADVENTURE EVENTS BEGIN
(Adults do not need to pay a registration fee IF they do not attend adventure courses)
6 pm Flag Retreat
6:30 pm Campsites for unit prepared Dinner
10 pm Lights out
Sunday – SEPT 25 (Optional by unit)
Before 9 am Reveille, breakfast, break camp
9 am Interfaith Worship Service
10 am Final Campsite Inspection and unit check out
Each individual participant must register for their own event schedule
Unit Overnight Camp Friday SEPT 23
COPE, SCUBA, Shooting, Rappelling (per schedule)
Unit Overnight Camp Saturday SEPT 24
Interfaith Worship Service Sunday SEPT 25
Saturday Overnight Camp – See Friday Overnight Camp.
Sunday Interfaith Worship Service –
This will be a non-denominational Scouting service.
10 am - 12 am
The purpose of the Venture Big Event is to introduce youth to the potential adventures of Venturing. Venture Scouts should invite guests to participate. Activities will also introduce Venture Scouts to possible adventures for the crew annual plan. Each adventure will include information about consultants that can help crews plan adventures.
Friday Overnight Camp – A Venture Crew may camp overnight at the Heard Scout Pueblo in an assigned campsite. A specific campsite will be provided for female crew members and guests. Cooking meals is the responsibility of each unit. All gear is the responsibility of each unit. The Big Event does not structure the time. Venture crews are encouraged to socialize during that time and meet Venture Scouts outside of their units.
Recruiting Station – In the center of the Heard Pueblo, Camelback District will have a station with information about the Venture Program and Scouting values on Saturday. Guests and adult volunteers can fill out registration forms. Fees must be collected by units outside of the Big Event.
COPE – or Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience, is a professionally taught team-building and problem solving challenge that includes obstacle course activities. Nothing could be better for building enthusiasm and skill in a team with new Venture Scouts. The four-hour introduction experience will be offered in an 8 AM morning session and again at 1 PM on Saturday. Signup is limited to the first 40 participants.
SCUBA – Intro to SCUBA will include safety instruction, gear familiarization, and pool practice with SCUBA gear supervised by SCUBA instructors and dive masters. SCUBA gear will be provided, but participants need to bring their own swimming suits, towels and flip flops. The course will be offered on Saturday at 8AM, 10 AM, 1PM, and 3PM, with each class limited to 20 participants.
Shooting – Rifle and Pistol Shooting will include safety instruction, familiarization training with revolvers and semi-automatic pistols, and semi-automatic rifles with electronic sights (red-dot). Shooting instruction will include basic marksmanship on paper targets and competition on reactive targets. The course will be offered on Saturday at 8AM, 10 AM, 1PM, and 3PM, with each class limited to 20 participants. No personal firearms allowed.
Rappelling – Rappelling instruction will be offered on Saturday with each class limited to 10 participants. Classes start at 8AM, 10 AM, 1PM, and 3PM,
Note: payment required over website or by advanced check to Grand Canyon Council by April 20, 2016.
Note: Consent forms will be downloadable with registration for each event.
Uniforms – Venture Scouts are encouraged to participate in Class A uniforms, or the uniform selected by their Venture units.
Latrines – Latrines will be provided and utilized. They are the only authorized location for solid waste.
Parking – No on-site parking of Cars, Vans, Trailers or other motorized modes of transportation. Parking will be available in the adjacent lot.
Consent forms required for each adventure
– download at registration link
NO personal firearms at the range
First Aid station will be for minor problems,
call 911 for serious emergencies
Water – Water is available at campsights.
Trash – Pack in Pack Out – dumpsters not available
Adult Leadership – Two deep required in unit overnight camp