The national Venturing president is to be selected by March 31.
Beginning in 2011, current and past region Venturing presidents and national and region Sea Scout boatswains will be eligible to submit an application.
Beginning in 2012, current and past region Venturing vice presidents and area Venturing presidents will also be eligible to submit an application.
If selected, the applicant must attend the national Venturing cabinet orientation during the BSA National Annual Meeting (typically near the end of May).
The national Venturing president is not eligible to run for a second term.
Steps in the Selection Process: National Venturing President
Eligible applicants may submit an application for consideration by February 29.
The national Venturing volunteer advisor and staff advisors, the region Venturing volunteer advisors, and the current national Venturing president review all applications to identify qualified applicants.
The current national Venturing president, national Venturing vice president, national Venturing volunteer advisor, and national Venturing staff advisor will screen the candidate pool for merit and select two or more highly qualified candidates to be interviewed by the entire selection panel.
The national Venturing volunteer advisor and staff advisors, the national Venturing president, and any region Venturing presidents or vice presidents who are not candidates will form a panel to interview and select a new national Venturing president among the qualified applicants.
The interview process will occur via video or phone conference.
The new national Venturing president will be notified and announced prior to the National Annual Meeting. The focus during the National Annual Meeting will be on completing the transition and orienting the incoming national Venturing cabinet. The formal swearing-in ceremony will occur during the BSA National Annual Meeting.
This review and selection process will be effective beginning with selection of the 2011–2012 national Venturing president in 2011.