Scout Oath
On my honor I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.

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Venturing Leadership Award

The Venturing Leadership Award is presented by BSA local councils, areas, regions, and the National Council to Venturers, Advisors, committee members, and other adult leaders who have made exceptional contributions to Venturing and who exemplify the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Unlike the Summit, TRUST, Ranger, and Quest awards, this award cannot be directly earned. It is an award based on nominations for distinguished Venturing youth members and only the most exemplary Venturing leaders.


The qualifications to be considered for selection are:

  • Be a registered member when nominated for the award.
  • 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 for at least one year (on the level appropriate for the award).

Quota Restrictions

A limited number of awards can be presented in any calendar year. Councils may present four awards for Venturing youth and Venturing adults per year for up to 50 crews, and one additional award per year for each fraction of 25 crews above 50 (e.g., for 51 registered crews, a total of three awards may be presented; for 78 crews, four awards may be presented).

Areas, Regions, and the National Council each may present eight awards per year. Visit with the crew Advisor to help nominate a youth who has rendered distinguished service to Venturing. At least 50 percent of the awardees must be Venturers.


Nominations are to be made on the official nomination form available at:

Letters of recommendation are an important part of the nomination process. The person nominating should submit, in the addition to the nomination form, letters of recommendation from those in Scouting and in the community who have detailed knowledge of the candidate’s contribution and values. A picture of the nominee should be submitted with the nomination form.

Council Leadership Award recommendations are to be sent to the local council office.

Area Leadership Award recommendations are to be sent to area Venturing staff advisors.

Regional and national Leadership Award recommendations are to be sent to:

Boy Scouts of America
Regional Ops, S426
P.O. Box 152079
Irving, TX 75015-2079

You can either mail them to the address above or email them to Please do not both mail and email the form.



  • Medallion suspended from blue and white ribbon, No. 4220
  • Certificate, No. 33662
  • Knot, No. 14220


  • Medallion suspended from gray and white ribbon, No. 614296
  • Certificate, No. 33662
  • Knot, No. 14220


  • Medallion suspended from green and white ribbon, No. 606782
  • Certificate, No. 33662
  • Knot, No. 14220
  • Listing of Recipients



  • Medallion suspended from red and white ribbon, No. 4222
  • Certificate, No. 33662
  • Knot, No. 14220
  • Listing of Recipients