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Our bookshelves contain books for Advancement, Training, VOA operations, Program, Membership and of course our Newsletters.

You can even find Summit Advancement Resources and The Summit Fillable PDF Advancement Resources

Applications are open to become the next NEPA BSA Council VOA President.  

Applications are due by 4/15/2017 they can be emailed to or handed in at the next VOA meeting.



In case something about Venturing crosses your desk,computer screen, smart phone, etc., one of the firm rules about Venturing-speak is that the name of the program is Venturing.  Therefore, a crew is a Venturing Crew, not a Venture or Venturer crew. 

Onto the definitions:

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The process of maturing is never all at once, but the change can be demonstrated during one moment. The summer of my junior year I attended a scout camp where I was shown how much I have changed internally and externally. At this camp we did many adventurous activities like water skiing, scuba, high ropes courses, rock climbing, and hiking.

During the high ropes and our group reflection afterwards I was shown how I have fundamentally changed how I approach challenges.A few years ago I firmly believed that I was perfectly safe in my comfort zone and had no reason to leave. Before entering high school I had done little with my life. Then I met an amazing person who became and is my best friend, without him I would be living a very different life.

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Michael J. Lolli Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship includes your leadership roles in scouting, your awards or honors received in scouting, your public service and community activities, and the three most significant items you have done in preparation for your career.  Read More Here


Training Scholarships

The Northeastern Pennsylvania Council VOA has created a training scholarship for the VOA Youth.  The applications is avaialble Here.

 The training scholarships are available for NYLT, Powderhorn, Woodbadge and NAYLE



The Northeastern Pennsylvania Council VOA has created a new scholarship called the Michael Lolli Annual Memorial Scholarship, and is open to any Venturer.   This scholarship is due by April 15th. Somethings that you are asked in this scholarship include your leadership roles in scouting, your awards or honors received in scouting, your public service and community activities, and the three most significant items you have done in preparation for your career.  The requirements for this scholarship are: volunteer for VOA events and activities for a minimum of 25hr in the past 12 months, try three new vocational activities in the past 12 months. Minimum of 3 hrs per activity.  (eg learning to weld, robotics, plumbing), Try three shooting sports in the past 12 months.  Minimum 2 hrs per activity. List activity and verified times.  This must be at a Scout camp or from a NRA instructor. Another requirement is to write an 800-word essay about “being a role model and tell about a role model in your life and how they inspired you”.

If you want more information, or want form to fill this scholarship out, you can email your application and essay to the VOA at


In June of 2010 the NEPA Council VOA was created by a enthusistic group of both youth and adults.

The founding members of the VOA were:

Shelby Heart, Cara Sepcoski, Carmen Ciampi, Irene Magda, Tiffany Smith, 

Walt Godshall, Mike Jurkowski, John Sepcoski, Janice Sepcoski

Cara Sepcoski was voted in as the VOA President in July of 2010 and set the stage running three major events that year. Insomonics Revenge, Winter Lock-in and Rendezvous.



The Venturing Leadership Award is presented by councils, areas, regions, and the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America to Venturers and Venturing Advisors who have made exceptional contributions to Venturing and who exemplify the Scout Oath and Scout Law.

The Venturing Leadership Award was briefly unavailable to adult recipients, but has been restored as a recognition for adults as of the 2015 National Annual Meeting of the Boy Scouts of America.

Crews will be able to process ranks and awards for packs, troops, teams, and crews,
Crews will also be able to print a unit roster
Crews can now submit advancement for unit youth members online.

Use Internet Advancement for the following:

  • Add ranks, merit badges, and awards
  • Update information on existing advancements (except the Eagle Scout rank and Summit Award).

Click here to enter Internet Advancement 


  1. Obtain a unit ID code from the council.
  2. Gather information for advancement, including merit badge applications and advancement records with dates. 
  3. Click Internet Advancement on this page. Follow the instructions in Internet Advancement to process advancements and print an advancement report. 
  4. Have the appropriate people sign the printed unit advancement report and submit it to the council. Save a copy for your files.


As BSA policies for rank entry are enforced, what units enter will meet these requirements:

  • Units should submit reports monthly, before the end of each month, as needed. Units must submit anything not yet reported before December 31 each year. 
  • Internet Advancement accepts advancement upload files from unit-management software. 
  • If you have a scout earning advancement that is not listed on your roster in ScoutNet. 
  • That scout needs to be registered.  Please turn in an application for the scout and a separate advancement form that lists his advancement(s). 
  • Changes and updates are not officially recorded until the paperwork is submitted to the NEPA Scout Servcie and Training Center.  

The "Venturing Leader" by NEPA Council VOA are published 6 times a year.

Keep up with all the Venturing Happenings by reading the Venturing Leader!

All Back issues are available in our Newsletter Bookshelf, Check them out!