by David Perez Ulloa
What is a really cool event that you enjoy watching? The World Cup? The Super Bowl? My personal favorite is the Olympics!! I love watching the Olympics and seeing all of the countries come together and partake in a wide variety of activities while competing against each other. The only thing I don’t like is waiting four years for it to happen. And even then you only get to watch. So what if the Olympics were held every year or two and you could participate in them?
This is where the Venturing Olympics come in! This first ever Area 9 event was held on April 24-26th, 2015 at Woodruff Scout Reservation in Blairsville, Georgia. The Area 9 VOA worked closely with the Atlanta Area Council VOA to help make this event happen and we ended up hosting over 140 Venturers! The activities available included, but were not limited to, archery, shooting sports, canoeing, kayaking, ultimate frisbee, tug of war, real-life hungry hungry hippos, and many more! The fantastic events along with the great weather provided for an excellent time for everyone.
For next time, we hope to add a COPE course, a wider variety of shooting sports, and a couple more field activities. The Area 9 VOA would love to see you come out to the next Venturing Olympics and enjoy in the fun with us!! Thanks for taking the time to read this, and if you have any questions, comments, or concerns feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org.