Adventure-Based Venturing Group Draws 350 Area Teens to Weekend Event
ST. LOUIS, Mo. - When the sun went down Friday evening, the Greater St. Louis Area Council (GSLAC) put the finishing touches on its council-wide event called the Hunger Games, a game of capture the flag in the dark. Last weekend’s event, completely free of charge for high school boys and girls, was used as a way to introduce new youth to the exciting world of Venturing and its fun possibilities.
Venturing is a co-ed group of teens ages 14-20 who plan their own high-adventure outings. Groups, or crews as they are referred to, in the South County area participate
in activities such as horseback riding, SCUBA diving, sailing, biking and more.
Friday’s inaugural game was a huge success as it drew around 350 participants to Beaumont Scout Reservation. Attendees were divided into more than a dozen teams, with two groups at a time playing capture the flag in the 200-yard long Shippey Field. Limited light sources and a loud sound system made the old-fashioned game anything but ordinary. A bonfire and hot chocolate helped keep individuals warm in between games.
To become a part of this exciting program, boy and girls ages 14-20 can contact Christine Dieckmann at 314-750-3320 or Christine.firstname.lastname@example.org.