Venturing Leadership Award

The Venturing Leadership Award is presented by councils, areas, regions, and the BSA National Council to Venturers and Venturing Advisors who have made exceptional contributions to Venturing and who exemplify the Scout Oath and Scout Law.

Additional Required Elements

  • This nomination form must be used for council, area, region, and national Venturing Leadership Award consideration.
  • Attach letters of recommendation from Venturers, Scouters, acquaintances, teachers, place of worship, etc.
  • Attach additional sheets, if necessary.
  • Nomination form due dates:

Council—Dates are set by the local council; turn forms in to the local council.
Area—April 30 to the area Venturing Advisor.
Region—April 15 to the national service center, Regional Operations Department
National—April 1 to the national service center, Regional Operations Department

Region and national nomination forms can be emailed to:
venturing.nationalofficers@scouting.org OR a hard copy can be mailed to

Boy Scouts of America
Regional Operations, S426
P.O. Box 152079
Irving, TX 75015-2079

Recognition

  • Council Venturing Leadership Awards
    • Medallion suspended from blue and white ribbon, No. 4220
    • Certificate, No. 33662
    • Knot, No. 14220
  • Area Venturing Leadership Awards
    • Medallion suspended from gray and white ribbon, No. 614296
    • Certificate, No. 33662
    • Knot, No. 14220
  • Region Venturing Leadership Awards
    • Medallion suspended from green and white ribbon, No. 606782
    • Certificate, No. 33662
    • Knot, No. 14220
  • National Venturing Leadership Awards
    • Medallion suspended from red and white ribbon, No. 4222
    • Certificate, No. 33662
    • Knot, No. 14220

Qualifications

  • Be registered and involved as a Venturer or Venturing leader for at least one year.
  • Hold a leadership position or an office at the unit, district, council, area, region, or national level (as appropriate for the level of the award presented).
  • Show exceptional dedication and give outstanding leadership and service to Venturing and to Venturers (on the level appropriate for the award).

Quota Restrictions

  • Councils may present two awards per year for up to 50 crews/ships, and one additional recognition per year for each fraction of 25 crews/ships above 50 (e.g., for 51 registered crews/ships, a total of three awards may be presented; for 78 crews/ships, four awards may be presented).
  • Areas may present eight awards per year.
  • Regions may present eight awards per year.
  • National may present eight awards per year.
  • At least 50 percent of the recipients of the Venturing Leadership Award at every level must be members.

Submit this nomination form.

Reporting

Areas and regions must send in a list of Venturing Leadership Award recipients each year so the National VLA database can be updated. Please use the form below to submit the names to Venturing.NationalOfficers@scouting.org. After the form has been received and the proper due date has passed, the awards will be sent.

VLA Approval form.