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Venturing Leadership Award: Extended Deadline: Youth and Adult Nominations

vla-ribs council_resizedThe 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 Scout Oath and Law.

The call for nominations has been extended, with nominations due in the Council office by February 16. Awards will be presented at the Annual Council Dinner on April 20 at the Crowne Plaza in King of Prussia.


Venturing Leadership Award candidates at the Council level must:

  • Be registered and involved in Venturing as a Venturer or Venturing adult volunteer* for at least one year.
  • Hold a leadership (or volunteer) position or office on the unit, district, or council level.
  • Show exceptional dedication and give outstanding leadership and service to Venturing and to Venturers within the council.

 (*In accordance with the current printing of the Venturing Awards and Requirements book, adults may be nominated for the Venturing Leadership Award for this year only. Next year, the policy will return to allowing only youth members to be nominated for this award.)


Nominations must be accompanied by two or three letters of reference from school, church, clubs, etc.  Self-nominations are not accepted, and nominees should not be informed that they have been nominated. The nomination form is available here. 

The nomination will require a response to these five items.

  1. Leadership positions held related to this award nomination
  2. Other involvement in Venturing
  3. Involvement with other organizations, such as church, clubs, etc.
  4. Awards and recognitions received in Venturing, Scouting, etc.
  5. Provide additional information (200 words or less) explaining why this candidate should receive the Venturing Leadership Award from Cradle of Liberty Council.

It is important that you be as specific as possible. For example, state “Was a Venturer on 2014 Wood Badge staff”, NOT “Has been on Wood Badge staff.”

The deadline for receipt of all nomination material is February 16, 2015 by close of business at the Council office. 

Nominations should be submitted to:
Cradle of Liberty Council
1485 Valley Forge Road
Wayne, PA 19087
Attention: Venturing Leadership Award Committee

If you have any questions, email

  Valley Forge Office | Rogers S. Firestone Center | 1485 Valley Forge Road | Wayne, PA 19087 |               610-688-6900


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