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|name= Venturing Leadership Award
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|name= Venturing Leadership Award (VLA)
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|image = VLA.png
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|caption = VLA [[Council]], [[Area]], [[Region]], [[National Council|National]] (l-r) awards ribbons<br />and square knot cloth emblem (bottom)
|created = 1998
|created = 1998
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|level = [[Venturers]]<br />[[Adult Leaders]] (prior to 2012)
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|level = [[Venturer]]s and [[Crew Advisor|Venturing Advisor]]s
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The Venturing Leadership Award is presented by councils, areas, regions, and the BSA [[National Council]] to Venturers and, prior to 2012, adults who have made exceptional contributions to Venturing and who exemplify the Venturing Code.
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The [[{{PAGENAME}}]] is presented by [[council]]s, [[area]]s, [[region]]s, and the BSA [[National Council]] to [[Venturer]]s and [[Crew Advisor|Venturing Advisor]]s who have made exceptional contributions to [[Venturing]] and who exemplify the [[Scout Oath]] and [[Scout Law]]. The Council Award is administered by each Council. The Area, Region, and National awards are selected by a task force of youth from the respective tier and are processed by the National office and shipped to the appropriate persons for presentation.
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==Qualifications==
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== Quota Restrictions ==
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* Be registered and involved as a Venturer for at least one year.
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* Be a youth member when nominated for the award.
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* Hold a leadership position or an office at the (unit, district, council) – council award, area, region, or national level (as appropriate for the level of the award presented).
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* Show exceptional dedication and give outstanding leadership and service to Venturing and to Venturers (on the level appropriate for the award).
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==Additional Required Elements==
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* Councils (no restrictions).
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* The official nomination form must be used for council, area, region, and national award consideration.
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* Areas may present 12 awards per year.
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* Attach letters of recommendation from Venturers, Scouters, acquaintances, teachers, place of worship, etc.
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* Regions may present 12 awards per year.
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* Attach additional sheets, if necessary.
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* National may present 12 awards per year.
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* Attach a picture to the nomination form when submitting. (jpg format preferred, if e-mailing)
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==Recognition==
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* Council: Medallion suspended from blue and white ribbon, No. 4220; Certificate, No. 33662; Knot, No. 14220
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* Area: Medallion suspended from gray and white ribbon, No. 614296 ; Certificate, No. 33662; Knot, No. 14220
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* Region: Medallion suspended from green and white ribbon, No. 606782; Certificate, No. 33662; Knot, No. 14220
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* National: Medallion suspended from red and white ribbon, No. 4222; Certificate, No. 33662; Knot, No. 14220
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==Quota Restrictions==
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== Guidelines ==
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* Councils may present two awards to youth members per year for up to 50 crews/ships and one additional youth recognition per year for each fraction of 25 crews/ships above 50 (e.g., for 51 registered crews/ships, a total of three youth awards may be presented; for 78 crews/ships, four youth awards may be presented).
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* Areas may present 8 awards per year.
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* The nomination form linked below must be used for council, area, region, and national Venturing Leadership Award consideration.
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* Regions may present 8 awards per year.
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*The nomination forms must be submitted by the following deadlines:
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* National may present 8 awards per year.
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**'''Council''': Dates are set by the local council
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**'''Area''': Dates are set by the area ('''see pages 23-29 of the <span class=plainlinks>[https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/venturing/pdf/venturingstandardoperatingprocedures.pdf Venturing Standard Operating Procedures {{PDF}}]</span> for guidelines and details''')
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**'''Region''': January 31
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**'''National''': January 15
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*The nomination forms must be submitted to the following locations:
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**'''Council''': Local council (contact [mailto:NationalVenturing.[email protected].org [email protected]] for contact information).
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**'''Area''': Area Venturing Advisor (contact [mailto:[email protected] [email protected]] for contact information).
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**'''Region''': National Service Center at [mailto:[email protected] [email protected]]
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**'''National''': National Service Center at [mailto:[email protected] [email protected]]
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*Attach letters of recommendation from Venturers, [[Scouter]]s, acquaintances, teachers, place of worship, etc.
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*'''Youth nominations may be submitted for up to one year past the youth's 21st birthday.'''
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==Recognition==
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[[Image:VLAknot.jpg|thumb|<center>Venturing Leadership Award square knot cloth emblem<br />(SKU: <span class=plainlinks>[https://www.scoutshop.org/nsearch/?q=venturing+leadership+award+knot+14220 No. 14220]</span>)</center>]]
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* '''Council''': Medallion suspended from blue and white ribbon, <span class=plainlinks>[https://www.scoutshop.org/nsearch/?q=venturing+council+leadership+award+4220 No. 4220]; Certificate, No. 33662; Knot, [https://www.scoutshop.org/nsearch/?q=venturing+leadership+award+knot+14220 No. 14220]</span>
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* '''Area''': Medallion suspended from gray and white ribbon, <span class=plainlinks>[https://www.scoutshop.org/nsearch/?q=venturing+area+leadership+award+614296 No. 614296]; Certificate, No. 33662; Knot, [https://www.scoutshop.org/nsearch/?q=venturing+leadership+award+knot+14220 No. 14220]</span>
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* '''Region''': Medallion suspended from green and white ribbon, <span class=plainlinks>[https://www.scoutshop.org/nsearch/?q=venturing+region+leadership+award+606782 No. 606782]; Certificate, No. 33662; Knot, [https://www.scoutshop.org/nsearch/?q=venturing+leadership+award+knot+14220 No. 14220]</span>
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* '''National''': Medallion suspended from red and white ribbon, <span class=plainlinks>[https://www.scoutshop.org/nsearch/?q=venturing+national+leadership+award+4222 No. 4222]; Certificate, No. 33662; Knot, [https://www.scoutshop.org/nsearch/?q=venturing+leadership+award+knot+14220 No. 14220]</span>
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==Council Award==
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==Reporting and Obtaining Awards==
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Submit the nomination form to the local council office. Review and approval to be determined by the council VOA or appointed youth panel approved by the Scout executive. Once approved awards may be purchased through the National Distribution Center. Councils may distribute adult VLAs if the paperwork has been submitted before December 31, 2011.
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==Area, Region or National Award==
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Councils, areas, and regions must send in a list of Venturing Leadership Award recipients each year so the National VLA database can be updated and certificates produced. Please use this form to submit the names and email it to [mailto:Venturing.[email protected] [email protected]].
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Submit the nomination form to the national office. Review and approval to be determined by a youth panel appointed by the respective level Venturing Advisor. Once approved awards may be purchased through the National Distribution Center.
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==See also==
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==Nomination form==
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* <span class=plainlinks>[http://www.venturing.org/assets/512-501(18)_web.pdf Venturing Leadership Award Nomination form, No. 512-501 {{PDF}}]</span> (2018 Printing)
==External links==
==External links==
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*[http://www.scouting.org/venturing/awards/leader.aspx BSA Website: Venturing Leadership Award]
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* [http://www.venturing.org/vla.html Venturing Leadership Award] &mdash; Venturing.org
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*[http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/25-203.pdf Venturing Leadership Award Nomination form]
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* [http://www.venturing.org/sops.html Venturing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)] &mdash; Venturing.org
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[[Category:Venturer awards]]

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Venturing Leadership Award (VLA)

VLA Council, Area, Region, National (l-r) awards ribbons
and square knot cloth emblem (bottom)
Created:1998
Level:Venturers and Venturing Advisors

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. The Council Award is administered by each Council. The Area, Region, and National awards are selected by a task force of youth from the respective tier and are processed by the National office and shipped to the appropriate persons for presentation.

Quota Restrictions

  • Councils (no restrictions).
  • Areas may present 12 awards per year.
  • Regions may present 12 awards per year.
  • National may present 12 awards per year.


Venturing Leadership Award requirements

  • 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)

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Guidelines

  • The nomination form linked below must be used for council, area, region, and national Venturing Leadership Award consideration.
  • The nomination forms must be submitted by the following deadlines:
    • Council: Dates are set by the local council
    • Area: Dates are set by the area (see pages 23-29 of the Venturing Standard Operating Procedures Adobe Acrobat PDF for guidelines and details)
    • Region: January 31
    • National: January 15
  • The nomination forms must be submitted to the following locations:
  • Attach letters of recommendation from Venturers, Scouters, acquaintances, teachers, place of worship, etc.
  • Youth nominations may be submitted for up to one year past the youth's 21st birthday.

Recognition

Venturing Leadership Award square knot cloth emblem(SKU: No. 14220)
Venturing Leadership Award square knot cloth emblem
(SKU: No. 14220)
  • Council: Medallion suspended from blue and white ribbon, No. 4220; Certificate, No. 33662; Knot, No. 14220
  • Area: Medallion suspended from gray and white ribbon, No. 614296; Certificate, No. 33662; Knot, No. 14220
  • Region: Medallion suspended from green and white ribbon, No. 606782; Certificate, No. 33662; Knot, No. 14220
  • National: Medallion suspended from red and white ribbon, No. 4222; Certificate, No. 33662; Knot, No. 14220

Reporting and Obtaining Awards

Councils, areas, and regions must send in a list of Venturing Leadership Award recipients each year so the National VLA database can be updated and certificates produced. Please use this form to submit the names and email it to [email protected].

Nomination form

External links

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