Venturing Leadership Award

In order to recognize Venturers and Venturing Advisors who have made exceptional contributions to Venturing and who exemplify the Scout Oath and Law, councils, areas, regions, and the BSA National Council may present individuals with the Venturing Leadership Award.

 

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.

 

Qualifications

  • Be registered and involved as a Venturer or Venturing advisor 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).

 

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 (Must be after January 1)
    • Region: January 31
    • National: January 15
  • 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.

 

 

NOMINATION FORM   VLA SOPs    PAST NATIONAL VLA RECIPIENTS

 

 

Annual Quota

  • Councils may award however many Council VLAs they choose to all qualified candidates. However, a Council may only conduct one selection per year.
  • Areas may present twelve awards per year.
  • Regions may present twelve awards per year.
  • The BSA National Council may present twelve awards per year.

 

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

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 Venturing.NationalOfficers@scouting.org.

 

Customized VLA certificates (No. 33662) are provided to council, area, regional, and national recipients through the National Service Center. Council VLA medallions (No. 4220), Area VLA medallions (No. 614296), Region VLA medallions (No. 606782) and VLA knots (No. 14220) can be purchased through National Supply.

 

VLA APPROVAL FORM