Area 3 Map

Area 3 Venturing
Serving Vermont, New York, and Northern Pennsylvania

Including these local Councils
Baden-Powell, Five Rivers, Greater Niagara Frontier,
Green Mountain,
Iroquois Trail,
Leatherstocking, Longhouse,
Seneca Waterways and Twin Rivers

Meet the Officers
Area 3 President: Michelle Noyes
Area 3 VP Administration:
Nick Montgomery
Area 3 VP Program: Brandon Blatz
Area 3 VP Communication: Alexis

Advisor: Dan Jackson
Contact us via email at:

Michelle Noyes, Northeast Region, Area 3 Venturing President.
I am from originally from Five Rivers Council, but have branched into Baden Powell, as well as Longhouse Council. I am currently part of Crew 15, Crew 1993 (FRC), Crew 25, as well as Ship 25 (BPC), and Ship 876 (LHC). I am in my junior year at Elmira High School. I’ve became involved with scouting my first grade year, and have been tagging along with Venturing from the age of 10 and automatically started taking leadership in my crew and in Five Rivers Council. Scouting is and always has been an enormous part of my life and is something I’m fully committed to. 

What's New...

Area 3 Venturing Officers’ Association Goals
Mission Statement:
The mission of the Northeast Region Area 3 Venturing Officers Association is to help put together and organize the Councils of our Area by teaching and applying the Standard Operating Procedures, and create better channels of communication with each council so we can join together and become a stronger Area.

1. Help create Council Venturing Officer Associations within Councils in NER-A3
2. Increase Venturing communication between all our Councils

1. Select and incorporate three Area Vice Presidents into the Area Venturing Team, who are from other councils
2. Help the Council officers create goals that correspond with the Venturing goal: to help youth unite, take leadership roles, make friends, and have fun.

Created by Northeast Region Area 3 Venturing Officers Association
Contact Info: Dan Jackson, Advisor
Link to: Northeast Region Venturing. Link to: National Venturing Website.

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Resources and Links:
Click here for a letter regarding
our Area 3 eVent in 2016.

* Council and Local Events:
send your Council and Local info to our Advisor Dan Jackson
* Training in Area 3
* Venturing Leadership Award
* Council Standards of Venturing Excellence for 2016
* National Venturing Site
* Northeast Region Venturing Site
* Scouting Resouces
* National Training Courses

Join our Monthly
Phone Call:

Council VOA Presidents, Vice-Presidents and Advisors are invited along with anyone else interested. For call-in information, please contact Advisor: Dan Jackson.
Nicholas Montgomery, Northeast
Region, Area 3 Venturing Vice
President of Administration.

I am from Longhouse Council. I have
been in scouting since I was a Wolf
in Cub Scouts. I am a member of
Boy Scout Troop 37, VP of Program
for Venturing Crew 13 and
Boatswain for Sea Scout Ship 1. I
am also a Webelos Den Chief for
Cub Scout Pack 37, Elangomat Chair
for Lowanne Nimat Lodge (OA) and
Treasurer for the Council VOA. I
have attended NYLT, NAYLE
(Philmont), Powderhorn, LLD and
Kodiak Challenge. This is my second
year serving on the Area VOA . My
hobbies include football, swimming,
and any shooting I can do. I am
currently at South Jefferson High
School. I plan to go into the military
after high school and plan to
become a Green Beret. I love the
Scouting program and I pretty much
live it.  
Brandon Blatz, Northeast
Region, Area 3 Venturing Vice President of Program.
I am from Greater Niagara Frontier Council. I have been in the Scouting program since 1st Grade and I am currently attending the University at Buffalo, School of Management, where I am going into my Junior year. I earned Eagle Scout in 2012 and in 2015 I received the Vigil Honor in the Order of the Arrow. I am in my 2nd year of serving as the Council Venturing President for GNFC. I have served on NYLT Staff for 5 years and for the last 3 years I have worked on summer camp staff at Camp Schoellkopf, most recently serving as Camp Commissioner. I look forward to serving Area 3 as the VP of Program and working with the Area to promote the Venturing program!
Alexis Bealer, Northeast
Region, Area 3 Venturing Vice President of Communication.
I am from Longhouse Council. I have been in the Venturing program since I was 14. I am a dual chartered member of Crew 157 and Crew 320. I founded Crew 320 and am the President. I serve as the Vice president of program for Crew 157. I was also elected as the Longhouse Council VOA Vice President of Communications in 2016. This will be my first year serving the Area VOA and I hope for great things to come. I am a sophomore at West Genesee High School, I play the clarinet, and I am on the Varsity Swim team. I also am a downhill ski instructor at the Camillus Winter Sports Park. I love the freedom the Venturing program provides us to plan activities and grow our personal attributes. I hope to help others see the good that that Venturing has to offer.
Dan Jackson, Northeast Region, Area 3 Venturing Advisor.
As a 30+ year (Sullivan Trail/Five Rivers Council) scouting veteran, Dan has served in most scouting positions at the unit (Cub, Boy Scout, Venturing and Order of the Arrow), District, & Council Levels before taking on the position of Area 3 Venturing Advisor.  Dan started Crew 2029 & was the Committee Chair for the first 11 years of its existence.  Dan has been the Five Rivers Council Vice President of Venturing for the past 8 years.  As an Active member of Tkaen Dod Lodge 30, Dan has been an OA Chapter advisor, has achieved Vigil Honor and has been recipient of the Founders Award & presented the James E West Fellowship.  He has earned the District Award of Merit, Silver Beaver, & the Council Venturing Leadership Award. As a Scouter, Dan has staffed several Wood Badge & Powder Horn courses, several NOAC’s & 4 National Jamborees. Dan is the proud Father of three sons, all who attained the rank of Eagle Scout.
Nick Bober, Northeast Region, Area 3 Venturing Immediate Past President.
I am from Seneca Waterways Council and served as President of the Area 3 VOA from 2014-17. I look forward to continuing to be a resource for the VOA in the future and to seeing many of you at future Venturing eVENTs.
High Adventure
The BSA has information on it's 4 main High Adventure Bases available online.
Visit Waypoints
To get all the lates on the Summit,
Florida Sea Base, the Northern Tier's high adventure base; and information about traveling to Philmont.
Into The Night
Sept 15-17, 2017. Camp Brule, Forksville, PA
Shooting, Archery, Muzzleloaders. Cope,Camping, Fun, and Fear.
Early bird registration before 8/11/17.
Deadline 9/8/17.
For details and registration info click here.
Save the Date!
The 2018 Area eVENT will be May 18-2017
at Camp Gorton. Watch here for more details.

Sports Clay Shoot
Oct 28, 2017. Painted Post Field & Stream Club
Deadline 10/20/17.
For details and a brochure click here.