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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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==Requirements==
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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.
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==Quota Restrictions==
==Quota Restrictions==
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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.
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* Councils may present two awards per year for up to 50 crews/ships, and one additional recognition per year for each fraction of 25 crews/ships above 50 (e.g., for 51 registered crews/ships, a total of three awards may be presented; for 78 crews/ships, four awards may be presented).
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* Areas may present eight awards per year.
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* Regions may present eight awards per year.
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* National may present eight awards per year.
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* At least 50 percent of the recipients of the Venturing Leadership Award at every level must be registered youth members (younger than 21-years old)
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==Procedures==
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== Guidelines==
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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.
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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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*The nomination forms must be submitted by the following deadlines:
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[http://old.scouting.org/venturing/support/resources/pdf/25-203.pdf Download an application form for the Venturing Leadership Award]
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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 our [[SOPs]] for guidelines and details''')
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**'''Region''': January 31, 2018
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**'''National''': January 15, 2018
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*The nomination forms must be submitted to the following locations:
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**Council: Local council (contact [mailto:[email protected] [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:venturing.[email protected]scouting.org venturing.[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.
==Recognition==
==Recognition==
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Council—Medallion suspended from blue and white ribbon and worn around the neck, knot # 14220 (or unit-, district-, and council-level recognition).
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* Council: Medallion suspended from blue and white ribbon, [http://www.scoutshop.org/venturing-council-leadership-award-4220.html No. 4220]; Certificate, No. 33662; Knot, [http://www.scoutshop.org/venturing-leadership-award-knot-14220.html No. 14220]
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* Area: Medallion suspended from gray and white ribbon, [http://www.scoutshop.org/venturing-area-leadership-award-614296.html No. 614296]; Certificate, No. 33662; Knot, [http://www.scoutshop.org/venturing-leadership-award-knot-14220.html No. 14220]
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* Region: Medallion suspended from green and white ribbon, [http://www.scoutshop.org/venturing-region-leadership-award-606782.html No. 606782]; Certificate, No. 33662; Knot, [http://www.scoutshop.org/venturing-leadership-award-knot-14220.html No. 14220]
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* National: Medallion suspended from red and white ribbon, [http://www.scoutshop.org/venturing-national-leadership-award-4222.html No. 4222]; Certificate, No. 33662; Knot, [http://www.scoutshop.org/venturing-leadership-award-knot-14220.html No. 14220]
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Area/Region—Medallion suspended from green and white ribbon and worn around the neck, knot # 14220 (for area- and region-level recognition).
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==Reporting and Obtaining Awards==
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National—Medallion suspended from red and white ribbon and worn around the neck, knot # 14220 (for national-level recognition).
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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 [email protected].
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==See also==
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==Nomination form==
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*[http://www.venturing.org/assets/512-501(18)_web.pdf Venturing Leadership Award Nomination form, No. 512-501] (2018 Printing) &mdash; Venturing.org
==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://old.scouting.org/venturing/support/resources/pdf/25-203.pdf Venturing Leadership Award Nomination form]
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*[http://www.venturing.org/assets/512-501(18)_web.pdf Venturing Leadership Award Nomination form, No. 512-501] (2018 Printing) &mdash; Venturing.org
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==Venturing Leadership Award - Youth Only==
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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.
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==Qualifications==
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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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* The official nomination form must be used for council, area, region, and national award consideration.
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* Attach letters of recommendation from Venturers, Scouters, acquaintances, teachers, place of worship, etc.
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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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* 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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==Council Award==
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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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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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Venturing Leadership Award


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 may present two awards per year for up to 50 crews/ships, and one additional recognition per year for each fraction of 25 crews/ships above 50 (e.g., for 51 registered crews/ships, a total of three awards may be presented; for 78 crews/ships, four awards may be presented).
  • Areas may present eight awards per year.
  • Regions may present eight awards per year.
  • National may present eight awards per year.
  • At least 50 percent of the recipients of the Venturing Leadership Award at every level must be registered youth members (younger than 21-years old)


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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Please note any errors found in the above requirements on this article's Talk Page.

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 our SOPs for guidelines and details)
    • Region: January 31, 2018
    • National: January 15, 2018
  • 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

  • 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

Image:VLAknot.jpg

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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