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.

Special Features




 Follow CRV On...


Central Region Area 7 Venturing Advisor - Mr. Aaron Beatty

Area 7 - Aaron Beatty.jpgCentral Region Area 7 Venturing Officers' Association is proud to announce the selection of Mr. Aaron Beatty as the Area's new Venturing Chair/Advisor. His term will begin June 1, 2019.

Aaron Beatty comes to us from Rainbow Council and is a resident of Monee, Illinois. He is a graduate of Robert Morris University, where he majored in Computer Networking. Aaron has been involved in Venturing since 2009, and served as his Crew's founding President.

Aaron held the position of Area 7 Venturing President back in 2011 and as President Emeritus in 2012. After his journey in the Venturing program as a youth ended, Aaron took on a new role as an adult, serving as his Crew's Advisor. He also helped to serve in many various roles within Area 7. During the 2014-2015 year, he served as the Area's Associate Advisor at-large. From 2015-2018, Aaron was the Area 7 Venturing Associate Advisor of Communication, as well as 2018-2019, serving as the role of Associate Advisor of Administration.

Aaron earned the Outdoor Bronze Award and has been presented with the Council and Area Venturing Leadership Awards. He earned the rank of Eagle Scout with his Boy Scout Troop, in 2008. He is a brotherhood member in the Order of the Arrow. Aaron has also earned the District Award of Merit, Arrow of Light, Advisor Key and Advisor Training Award.

As Aaron begins his new role as Area 7 Venturing Chair/Advisor, he is hoping to complete the following goals during his tenure including: being able to visit every Council office within the Area at least once a year, able to help the youth on the Area VOA successfully plan and execute a third training event that will be focused primarily for the Council VOA youth and advisors holding a position, and lastly he wants to make sure that all Council VOA's within the Area are successful and thriving.

With a very large and diverse Scouting background, Aaron will be able to guide and advise the youth within Area 7 to make sure that they are successful in everything they do.

Please join us in honoring and congratulating Aaron on this fine achievement! Central Region Area 7 includes the following Councils: Blackhawk Area, Glacier's Edge, Northeast Illinois, Pathway to Adventure, Potawatomi Area, Rainbow, Three Fires, and Three Harbors.