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.
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.
Chris Mausshardt is the 2016-2017 Central Region Venturing President.
Chris previously served as the 2014-2015 Greater St. Louis Area Council VOA President and the 2015-2016 Central Region Area 3 Venturing 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 has also served as the New Horizons District VOA Vice President of Program.
Chris is an Eagle Scout with three Palms, and has earned the Venturing Outdoor Bronze Award, Venturing Gold Award, and Venturing Silver Award. Chris has been recognized with the Council Venturing Leadership Award. Chris is currently working on the new Venturing Awards and is working towards the Summit Award. Since joining Scouting, Chris has completed Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews, National Youth Leadership Training, Powder Horn, BSA Lifeguard Training, Personal Awareness Training, and Goal Setting and Time Management Training.
During the summer of 2016, Chris will serve as the Business Manager for John S. Swift Base, a dedicated summer camp for Venturers located in the Greater St. Louis Area Council.
Chris graduated from De Smet Jesuit High School and attends Missouri University of Science and Technology where he is a freshman majoring in business.