How to Grow and Sustain Venturing
Florida Sea Base Conference and Retreat Center
January 13–18

The national Membership Impact Department is offering How to Grow and Sustain Venturing at the exciting Florida National High Adventure Sea Base in Islamorada, Florida. This course will open your eyes to the unlimited potential of strengthening your Venturing program in your council, district, and unit! Participants will receive detailed information on new recruitment ideas and strategies for reaching the young adult population, and best practices that are taking place across the country.

  • The next ten people to register will receive a $100 discount from the normal fee.
  • The National Venturing President, Dustin Readenour, will be on the faculty for this conference.

When: The course begins with a brief orientation at 2 p.m. on Monday, January 13, and concludes by 10 a.m. on Friday, January 18. If you wish to arrive before the conference starts, the additional cost will be $25 a night for lodging. Meals are not included. Expect a two-hour drive from the Miami airport or two and one-half hours from Fort Lauderdale. Monday through Thursday sessions will conclude at 4:30 p.m., so you will have plenty of free time. Conference attire is casual, but the Venturing uniform is always appropriate.

Where: The BSA’s Florida Sea Base Conference and Retreat Center is located in Islamorada, Florida, on Lower Matecumbe Key, about midway between Miami and Key West on U.S. Highway 1 at mile marker 73. Check out

Cost: $400 for housing for four nights (January 13–18, 2013) in dormitory-style rooms with four bunk beds per room. Registration includes all meals, a luau dinner, and course materials. However, it does not include airfare and transportation from the airport. You are responsible for making your own airline and rental car reservations.

Deadline: The reservation form (below) and payment must be received by December 15, 2012, at the following address:
Boy Scouts of America
Membership Impact Department, S260
P.O. Box 152079
Irving, Texas 7515-2079

For more information about registration, contact Kim Garrett at 972-580-2119 or, or Keith Walton at 972-580-2151 or For more information about the conference center, visit the Florida Sea Base website at