Venturing Leadership Award

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The Venturing Leadership Award is presented by councils, areas, regions, and the BSA National Council to Venturers and, prior to 1 Jan 2012, adults who have made exceptional contributions to Venturing and who exemplify the Venturing Code.

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Requirements

Venturing Leadership Award candidates must be registered and involved in Venturing as a Venturer for at least one year. They must hold a leadership position or office on the unit, district, council, area, region or national level (as appropriate for the level of award presented). The candidate must 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 for youth and two for adults per year for up to 50 crews/ships and one additional youth and adult award per year for each fraction of 25 crews/ships above 50. For example, for 51 registered crews/ships, a total of three youth and three adult awards may be presented; for 78 crews/ships, four youth and four adult awards could be presented. Regions may present 12 youth and 12 adult awards per year. National may present six youth and six adult awards per year.

Procedures

Venturers may be recommended at the council, area, region, or national level by completing the Venturing Leadership Award candidate information form. An additional sheet with 200 words or less explaining why the candidate should receive the award and letters of recommendation (from school, church, clubs, etc.) must be provided with the information form.

Download an application form for the Venturing Leadership Award

Recognition

Council—Medallion suspended from blue and white ribbon and worn around the neck, knot # 14220 (or unit-, district-, and council-level recognition).

Area/Region—Medallion suspended from green and white ribbon and worn around the neck, knot # 14220 (for area- and region-level recognition).

National—Medallion suspended from red and white ribbon and worn around the neck, knot # 14220 (for national-level recognition).

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Venturing Leadership Award - Youth Only

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

Qualifications

  • Be registered and involved as a Venturer for at least one year.
  • Be a youth member when nominated for the award.
  • 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).
  • Show exceptional dedication and give outstanding leadership and service to Venturing and to Venturers (on the level appropriate for the award).

Additional Required Elements

  • The official nomination form must be used for council, area, region, and national award consideration.
  • Attach letters of recommendation from Venturers, Scouters, acquaintances, teachers, place of worship, etc.
  • Attach additional sheets, if necessary.
  • Attach a picture to the nomination form when submitting. (jpg format preferred, if e-mailing)

Recognition

  • 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

Quota Restrictions

  • 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).
  • Areas may present 8 awards per year.
  • Regions may present 8 awards per year.
  • National may present 8 awards per year.

Council Award

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.

Area, Region or National Award

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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