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We are honored to announce that Dominic Wolters from Northern Star Council in St. Paul, Minnesota, has been selected to represent Venturing in this monumental year celebrating our 20th anniversary....
We are excited to announce Pamela Petterchak will be serving as the 2018-2019 Central Region VOA President!
Please join us in extending our congratulations to her!
Pamela previously served as Central Region...
Please welcome the Central Region Venturing Vice Presidents for 2018-2019:
Catherine Colletti, VP-Administration
Gordon Meier, VP-Program
Grace Prorok, VP-Communication
Catherine, Gordon and Grace will be responsible for working closely with
the 2018-2019 Central Region...
The Central Region is the administrative body that services sixty-five 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-five councils positively influence the lives of over 550,000 registered youth in traditional BSA programs. Included in that figure are over 20,000 Venturers in over 1,800 crews (including over 380 Sea Scouts in over 70 ships). The region works to support and sustain these sixty-five 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.
2018-2019 Central Region Area 1 Venturing President - Natalie Nichols
Natalie Nichols is the Central Region Venturing Area 1 President for 2018-2019. Natalie served previously as Central Region Venturing Area 1 Vice President of Communications and Northern Star Council Venturing President. Natalie is a founding member of Crew 695 in Northern Star Council, and has been involved in Venturing since 2016. She founded a Venturing crew after growing up as the classic tag-along little sister in a Scout troop. She’s grateful... [More]
2018-2019 Central Region Area 2 Venturing President - Catherine Tutt
Catherine Tutt has been selected as the 2018-2019 Central Region Area 2 Venturing President. Her term of office begins June 1, 2018. Catherine is a rising senior out of Hudsonville Michigan. She is involved in newspaper and will be an editor next year, National Honor Society, Spark (an after school program for elementary students under the poverty line), and mentors a seventh grade student. Catherine has been president of Venturing Crew... [More]
2018-2019 Central Region Venturing Area 3 President - Jackson Timblin
Jackson Timblin has been selected to serve as the 2018-2019 Area 3 Venturing President. Jackson is from the Greater St. Louis Area Council and lives in Florissant, Missouri. He is a member of Venturing Crews 2921 and 627, as well as Troop 824. He has previously served as Crew 2921 VOA Vice President of Administration, North Star District VOA Vice President of Administration, and as the North Star District VOA President.... [More]
2018-2019 Central Region Area 4 Venturing President - Max Chandler
Max Chandler is the 2018-2019 Central Region Area 4 Venturing President. Max is a founding member of Crew 339 in Mount Vernon, Ohio. He served as the crew president, and reestablished the Muskingum Valley Council VOA. He served as the Council VOA President and planned collaborative events between crews. Max has also been committed to Scouting through leadership trainings, the Order of the Arrow, and dozens of scouting events. He will be staffing the... [More]
2018-2019 Central Region Area 5 Venturing President - Garret Schmidt
Garret Schmidt has been selected as the 2017-2018 Central Region Area 5 Venturing President. His term starts on June 1, 2018. Garret is from the Ozark Trails Council and lives in Clever, MO. He is a founding member of Crew 173 and has also been involved in Pack 173, Troop 173, and Post 911. Garret has served as Crew 173 president, restarted the Pathfinder District VOA and served as president. He... [More]
2018-2019 Central Region Area 6 Venturing President - Miciah Thacker
Miciah Thacker is the 2018-19 Central Region Area 6 VOA President. Miciah is from Dan Beard Council in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is a member of Crew 150. She is currently the Vice President of Program and Service of her crew and has previously served as President. Miciah has completed Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews, National Youth Leadership Training, Goal and Setting and Time Management, Project Management, First-Aid,... [More]
2018-2019 Central Region Venturing Area 7 President - Arianna Davis
Arianna Davis has been selected as the Area’s 2018-2019 Venturing President. Her term will begin June 1, 2018 and continue through May 31, 2019. Arianna is from Northeast Illinois Council and is a resident of Ingleside, IL. She will be a senior this fall at Grant Community High School where she has played volleyball, soccer and is a member of the band and National Honor Society. Arianna is a member of Crew... [More]