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2550 Jack Furst Dr.
Glen Jean, WV 25846, US
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VenturingFest 2020, the third national gathering of Venturers at the Summit Bechtel Reserve, is coming your way again from June 28 to July 3!

Garden State Council Venturing invites all area youth ages 13* to 21 (and young-at-heart registered adults!) to join us in our Contingent and arrive 1 day early to avoid the crowds and maximize our fun! (*If 13, participants must have also graduated 8th grade by the start of the event.)

VenturingFest 2020 is a special Scouting event at SBR open to registered Venturers, Scouts, and adult leaders across the U.S. This six-day high-adventure festival invites participants to explore the best the SBR has to offer. We’re talking rock climbing, skateboarding, BMX biking, water sports, shooting sports, zip lines, challenge courses, and so much more!

As if the adrenaline-pumping activities weren’t enough, festival goers will also get to jam out to concerts and meet new friends in Venturing at the event. What more could a Venturer want?

Important Details

*Tents, cots, and all program equipment will be provided for you at SBR!

*Whitewater rafting and the Kodiak Challenge course require additional fees, paid with your registration. Rafting is $75 additional; Kodiak is $50.

*This event is open to Scouts BSA, Sea Scouts, and Explorers ages 13* and up, too! (*If 13, participants must have also graduated 8th grade by the start of the event.)

*If you register directly with VenturingFest, you could end up camping miles away from us. We want to share this experience with you, so be sure to register with us!

Cost Details

Registered Youth (14-21, or 13 and graduated 8th grade by event start): $750

Registered Adults (Youth Protection training must be current): $650

Non-refundable deposit of $100 due when registering. The balance can be paid in installments prior to April 15, 2020. Registrations after April 15 will incur a late fee of $105 each.

"Staff" fee is available for any participant who has registered with VenturingFest as a staff/volunteer, but needs to travel with us.

Registration fees include:

  • Event registration ($525 youth/$425 adult includes camping, meals, programming for the week)
  • Extra day with meals at the start of the event (Saturday arrival instead of Sunday)
  • Transportation round trip between Garden State Council and the SBR
  • Meals while traveling (as a stipend)
  • Event promotional item designed by the Garden State Council Venturing Officers and unique to our Council Contingent!

Important Dates

April 15: Deadline to register at the fees listed. Late registrations add $105 each. 

May 31st: Registration Closes

June 27th: Depart for SBR

July 3rd: Return home


$650.00 per Adult
$50.00 per Kodiak Participant
$225.00 per Staff
$75.00 per Whitewater Rafting
$750.00 per Youth
Late fee
After 4/16/2020 a fee of $105.00 will apply to all Adult Registrants.
After 4/16/2020 a fee of $105.00 will apply to all Youth Registrants.

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