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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Council Standards of Venturing Excellence Award

2017 Council Standards of Venturing Excellence

The BSA National Council is pleased to offer the Council Standards of Venturing Excellence Award. Council Standards of Venturing Excellence Award Forms are Due by February 15.

If all of the requirements are completed, a council is eligible to earn the award. The Council Standard of Venturing Excellence Award is determined based on successfully achieving the 2017 criteria by December 31, 2017.

The Council and VOA leadership completes the form. It is completed shortly after the end of the calendar year for which you are submitting for the award (example, for 2017, you should complete and mail the form no later than February 15, 2018.

Recognition items will include recognition in the Central Region newsletter and listing on as well as a certificate presented at the BSA National Annual Meeting and a mention on

To apply for the award, fill in the council information at the top of the form, mark the requirements that have been completed, and get the requested signatures. Mail or fax the completed form to the National Venturing office now located in Irving, Tx.

Please send your completed forms to:
Boy Scouts of America
Attn: Regional Operations, S426
P.O. Box 152079
Irving, TX 75015-2079
email preferred

Support (index to resources) for the CSVE can be found at:

CSVE info on
Council Standards of Venturing Excellence form