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





Key 3

The Central Region Venturing leadership team is led by the Key 3.  The Key 3 includes the Central Region Venturing President (a Venturing youth member), the Central Region Venturing Chairman (an adult volunteer) and the Central Region Venturing Staff Advisor (an adult BSA professional staff member) Together the triumvirate guides, directs, and supports Venturing in the Central Region through a variety of methods.  The Key 3, in addition to other members of the Central Region Venturing Committee, supports the councils and crews to help meet the needs and interests of the Venturers and Advisors in the Central Region.  The Central Region Venturing President serves additionally on the National Venturing Cabinet and is one of the national officers for Venturing.

Brian ParroBrian Parro is the 2015-2016 Central Region Venturing President.

Brian Parro is from Rainbow Council in Morris, IL. Currently, he is a sophomore at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH, studying Business Management with a concentration in Finance.

Brian joined Scouting at the age of 6 after falling in love with the Scouting program at a local Pack’s Pinewood Derby Car race, and progressed through Boy Scouting, and has since found Venturing to further his Scouting experience. In Venturing, he has served as the Founding President of Crew 75, Rainbow Council Advancement Team Venturing Rep, Pathways to Eagle Venturing Chair, Central Region Area 7 Venturing Vice President of Administration, and Central Region Venturing Vice President of Communications.

Brian has completed the Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews course and National Youth Leadership Training. Since completing ILSC, Brian has staffed the course at Pathways to Eagle, and following completion of NYLT, Brian staffed the course for Rainbow Council. He is an Eagle Scout with a Silver Palm, and has earned the Arts and Hobbies Bronze Award, Venturing Gold Award, and Venturing Silver Award. Brian has been honored with the Council, Area and Regional Venturing Leadership Awards.

Outside of Venturing, Brian is the Treasurer of the Kappa Alpha chapter of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity and is on the Case Western Reserve University Dean’s High Honor list. He has participated in Alpha Kappa Psi (professional business fraternity), mock trial, golf, and marching, concert, jazz, and pep bands.

Brian’s goals for the upcoming year include to represent Venturing through the “renaissance” period after the program changes and to see Venturing grow and improve. He wants to educate all Venturers about the new Venturing program while encouraging more people to join Venturing. Finally, Brian will work to support the areas and councils in their quest to strengthen the Venturing program. Brian wants to create resources for Councils and Crews to use to start, improve and strengthen their Venturing program.

Mr. Kris Zahrobsky

Kris Zahrobsky is the Central Region Venturing Chair/Advisor.

Kris is from Pathway to Adventure Council in Chicago, Illinois. A lifetime member of the BSA, he started as a youth Tiger Cub and completed his youth tenure serving as the Central Region Venturing President from 2000-2001.

Kris is an Arrow of Life Recipient, Eagle Scout, Exploring Gold Award Recipient, Venturing Silver Award Recipient, James E. West Fellow, and Vigil Honor member of the Order of the Arrow. He has also received the Council, Region, and National Venturing Leadership Awards. He has served on a National Jamboree staff, and was a Crew Contingent Leader for the Fifth Nippon (Japan) Venture.

As an adult, Kris serves on the Central Region Committee, National Venturing Committee, National Venturing Cabinet, and National Program Development Committee. Prior to his current role, he served as the Central Region Area 7 Venturing Chair/Advisor from 2001-2014. He was awarded the Silver Antelope at the 2014 National Annual Meeting.

Kris enjoys traveling, cooking, softball, bowling, and haunted houses. He, his wife, and their dog, Hawkeye, reside in Willowbrook, Illinois.

Mr. Matt Thornton

The Regional Venturing Staff Advisor is Mr. Matt Thornton.