Summit Board of Review

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For the Summit Award, the board of review will be conducted according to the BSA Guide to Advancement (§ Venturing Boards of Review and § Particulars for the Summit Award).


The board of review must consist of at least five, but no more than six, members. At least half of the board of review members, excluding the chair, must be Venturers currently participating in the program.

The candidate’s crew president (or vice president of administration, if the candidate is the crew president) and the chair of the board of review must agree upon the board's final membership makeup. If the chair and the crew president (or vice president of administration) cannot agree, the candidate’s Advisor will make the final determination of board membership, including members previously considered by the crew president and chair.

Details of membership shall be as follows:

Board of Review Chair. The adult chair of the board of review shall be a Venturing-certified[1] member of the district or local council advancement committee or their designated Venturing-certified representative.

Venturer Membership: The board of review shall include at least two active Venturers, at least one of whom shall be from the candidate’s crew. Other Venturing members of the board of review should be selected from the following list.

In the event the chair determines no Venturer is available that meets one of these qualifications, the crew president may nominate another Venturer from the candidate’s crew to serve on the board of review.

Adult Representatives. Other than the chair, the board of review shall include at least one adult, registered with the BSA, who works regularly with the Venturing program at any level.

Community Representatives. It is recommended that the board of review involve at least one well-respected adult representative of the community.

Notes: Venturers may substitute district, council, area, regional, or national Venturing officer or cabinet positions for the positions listed in the leadership requirements.

Venturers may, but are not required to, share the personal reflection associated with Development of Faith with their Advisor, during the Advisor conference, or during a board of review. ___________________________

  1. Becoming Venturing-certified includes studying the Venturing Board of Review Guide Adobe Acrobat PDF, completing the Venturing Board of Review training (available on, and developing a basic knowledge of Venturing.

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