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The Central Region Venturing Officers’ Association is pleased to announce Brian Parro as the 2015-2016 Central Region Venturing President. Brian Parro is from Rainbow Council in Morris, IL. He...
Please welcome the Central Region Venturing Vice Presidents for 2015-2016:
Nate Steele - Vice President of Administration
Katie Bruton - Vice President of Program
Jennifer Bullock - Vice President of Communications
The National Catholic Committee on Scouting® has established the Emmett J. Doerr Memorial Distinguished Scout Scholarship to be awarded to three outstanding Catholic high school seniors who are Scouts in...
The Central Region is the administrative body that services sixty-eight local BSA councils in the Great Midwest of the United States . The territory spanned by the Central Region includes council headquarter cities in thirteen states, including all of Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, Wisconsin, and parts of Indiana, Kentucky, Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota, Virginia, and West Virginia. As a whole, these sixty-eight councils positively influence the lives of over 460,000 registered youth in traditional BSA programs. Included in that figure are over 24,000 Venturers in over 2,100 crews (including over 900 Sea Scouts in over 90 ships). The region works to support and sustain these sixty-nine councils as they build, support and sustain their programs. This web-based resource is aimed to support the objectives of Central Region, BSA. See the Area Pages tab above for a complete listing of councils organized by area within the region.
2015-2016 Central Region Area 1 Venturing President - Rachel Cruse
Rachel Cruse is the 2014-2015 Central Region Venturing Area 1 President. Her term begins June 1, 2015. Rachel is a rising senior at Washington High School. Her family has been heavily involved in Scouting for three generations. Her grandfather, father, and two of her three brothers are Eagle Scouts. She is a member of Crew 505 in Sioux Falls, SD, chartered to the American Red Cross. She was previously the... [More]
2015-2016 Central Region Area 2 Venturing President - Jacob Hardy
The Central Region Area 2 Venturing Officers' Association is pleased to announce P. Jacob Hardy as the 2015-2016 Area 2 Venturing President. Jacob is from the Great Lakes Field Service Council in Detroit, MI. He currently serves as the Noquet Lodge 29 Vice Chief of Activities. Jacob is a freshman at Central Michigan University, studying Secondary Education in English. Jacob joined Scouting at the age of 6 because... [More]
2015-2016 Central Region Venturing Area 3 President - Chris Mausshardt
The Central Region Area 3 Venturing Officers’ Association (VOA) is proud to announce that the 2015-2016 Area 3 Venturing President is Chris Mausshardt. Chris Mausshardt currently serves as the 2014-2015 Greater St. Louis Area Council VOA President. Chris is a member of Venturing Crew 627 and Crew 2783. In the past, Chris has served as the President of Crew 627, Vice President of Communications and Vice President of Program. He... [More]
2015-2016 Central Region Area 4 Venturing President - Michael Gunther
Michael Gunther is the 2015-2016 Central Region Area 4 Venturing President. Michael is a 16 year old Venturer from Crew 2001 in Great Trail Council, in Akron Ohio. He is a Life Scout in Troop 1, and has been in Scouting since he was a young boy. Through Scouting, he has traveled all over the country, from the peaks at Philmont to the zip lines of the Summit. He attended the... [More]
2015-2016 Central Region Area 5 Venturing President - Russell Seibert
The Central Region Area 5 Venturing Committee is proud to announce the selection of Russell Seibert as the 2015-2016 Area 5 Venturing President. His term will begin June 1, 2015 and continue through May 31, 2016. Russell is from the Mid-Iowa Council and a member of Crew 177. He is currently a sophomore at Valley High School. He has been involved with Scouting since he was 8 years old. He... [More]
2015-2016 Central Region Area 6 Venturing President - Amber Richter
The Central Region Area 6 Venturing Committee is proud to announce the selection of Amber Richter as the 2015- 2016 Venturing President. Her term will begin June 1, 2015 and continue through May 31, 2016. Amber is from Dan Beard Council and is a resident of Cincinnati, Ohio. Amber will be a senior at Colerain High School in the fall, where she has been involved with bowling, lacrosse, and volleyball. Amber... [More]
2015-2016 Central Region Venturing Area 7 President - Kaia Ball
The Central Region Area 7 Venturing Committee is proud to announce the selection of Kaia Ball as the Area’s 2015-2016 Venturing President. Her term will begin June 1, 2015 and continue through May 31, 2016. Kaia is from Three Fires Council and is a resident of Bolingbrook, IL. She is currently a Senior at Bolingbrook High School. Kaia has been involved in Scouting since the age of 13. She is a... [More]