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We are excited to announce Natalie Nichols will be serving as the 2019-2020 Central Region VOA President! Please join us in extending our congratulations to her!
Natalie will begin her term...
We are honored to announce that Pamela Petterchak from Greater St. Louis Area Council in St. Louis, Missouri, has been selected to lead Venturing this next year.
Pamela joined Venturing at...
Please welcome the Central Region Venturing Vice Presidents for 2019-2020: Max Chandler, VP-Administration Clay Mewes, VP-Program Andrea Penrose, VP-Communication
Max, Clay and Andrea will be responsible for working closely with...
You became a Venturer because you wanted to get a peek beyond the horizon and find out more about yourself, because you wanted to write your own story instead of...
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.
2019-2020 Central Region Area 1 Venturing President - Alex Schneider
Alex Schneider has been selected to lead the 2019-2020 Area 1 VOA. Alex will begin his term on June 1, 2019. Alex is a member of Crew 695 from Northern Star Council in Minneapolis, MN. He has served as Crew President and Council VOA Vice President of Communications. He earned the Council VLA, and is currently working on achieving Eagle Scout. Alex is an incoming senior at Minnetonka High School, where he... [More]
2019-2020 Central Region Area 2 Venturing President - Agnes Dunne
Agnes Dunne has been selected to lead the Central Region Area 2 Venturing Officers' Association. Agnes will begin her term on June 1st, 2019. Agnes graduated from Northville High School and will attend the Residential College at the University of Michigan in the fall. In her four years as part of Venturing Crew 8, she has served as Historian, President, and is currently Vice President of Communications. In addition, Agnes was also... [More]
2019-2020 Central Region Area 3 Venturing President - Maggie Pennington
Maggie Pennington has been selected to serve as the 2019-2020 Area 3 Venturing President. Please join us in congratulating her on the selection! Maggie is from the Greater St. Louis Area Council and lives in Kirkwood, Missouri. She is a member of Venturing Crews 2981 and 2783, as well as Scouts, BSA Troop 313. She has previously served as Crew 2921 Vice President of Program and is currently the New Horizons... [More]
2019-2020 Central Region Area 4 Venturing President - Andrew Steckner
Andrew Steckner will be leading the adventure in Area 4 during the upcoming year. Andrew is a member of Crew 662 in Lake Erie Council. He is an Eagle Scout, and a recipient of the William T. Hornaday Badge. Andrew is NAYLE trained, and previously served as the president of his crew and Vice President of Administration for Lake Erie Council. He also promotes International Scouting opportunities by serving on... [More]
2019-2020 Central Region Area 6 Venturing President - Miciah Thacker
Miciah Thacker is the 2019-2020 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, and... [More]
2019-2020 Central Region Area 7 Venturing President - Benjamin Walneck
Benjamin Walneck has been selected to lead the 2019-2020 Area 7 VOA. Ben will begin his term on June 1, 2019. Ben is a member of Crew 308 from Blackhawk Area Council. He has served as Crew President and Vice President, as well as the 2018-2019 Area 7 Vice President of Administration. Ben is an Eagle Scout with 3 palms. He's earned his Arrow of Light and is a P.R.A.Y. 4-star... [More]