Venturing & Sea Scouting Officers’ Association

The Great Smoky Mountain Council Venturing & Sea Scouting Officers’ Association is composed of a team of youth officers from the council’s Venturing Crews and Sea Scout Ships and is supported by advisors. The VSSOA is largely responsible for strengthening the Venturing and Sea Scouting in the council, planning events, coordinating Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews training sessions, and more. The VSSOA also carries out service projects for the council.

VSSOA provides opportunities for adventure, leadership, personal growth, and service. It also opens the door to service to the VOAs and Sea Scout Quarterdecks of our NST, our Region, and the Nation.

The VSSOA recognizes Venturers and Venturing Advisors who have made exceptional contributions to Venturing and who exemplify the Scout Oath and Law with the Council Venturing Leadership Award.  Nominations are made each year between January and mid February.  Click HERE for the nomination form.  Email it to

Interested in Being Part of the VSSOA?

Would you like to serve the Great Smoky Mountain Council VSSOA? Or do you know someone else who would be great as an officer?

Please fill out a Nomination Form >