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.

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Venturing Officers Association

Youth Officer Selections

Applications for youth officer positions are available at, and all applicants will require the prior approval of their crew Advisor and local council Scout executive.

The term of office for all national, region, and area youth officers will be June 1 to May 31 each year, beginning with June 1, 2010. It is also recommended that all councils adopt the same term for their Venturing officers’ association.

All applicants for every youth office must be under age 21 throughout the duration of the term for any office held.

If an applicant is not selected for a position, the application may be passed down to the next tier if the candidate so desires. Each youth not selected for an office should be offered the opportunity to be considered for the next tier down. If the candidate accepts the opportunity, the application should be promptly transferred to the selection panel of that office for consideration.

If no applicant for an office exists at the time of selection, the volunteer advisor and staff advisor for that office may extend the current officer’s term.

A Venturer may only hold one area, region, or national position during their term. It is recommended that a Venturer holds no more than one crew, district, or council position while holding an area, region, or national position.

Selection Process:

VOA Selection Timeline