Regional Venturing President

Qualifications: To run for regional Venturing president, a Venturer must:

  1. Be a currently registered Venturer in his or her council.
  2. Be a present or past crew president, or a present or past chair or officer in his or her council’s teen leaders’ council or equivalent district or council organization in his or her council.
  3. Be recommended and approved by his or her council.
  4. Be less than 19 years of age on May 31, 2010.
  5. Be able to attend the BSA National Annual Meeting, May 26-29, 2010, in Dallas, Texas, and the National Youth Cabinet orientation, July 7-11, 2010, in Irving, Texas.

The nominee should attach no more than six 8 ½ x 11-inch pages on white paper to this application stating his or her qualifications for Regional Venturing President. These may be submitted electronically. Do not enclose them in notebooks, binders, or sheet protectors. These pages should include:

  1. Experience as the crew president or teen leaders’ council chair or other Venturing officer
  2. Non-Scouting awards, recognitions, and scholarships
  3. Scouting experience
  4. School, clubs, sports, and other leadership positions
  5. A statement on present school status and college or career plans
  6. A brief statement on why you want to be Regional Venturing President
  7. Other information on your qualifications to run for office

Attach a 3x5 photograph for publicity purposes. This should be a head-and-shoulders shot with the Venturing uniform and of reproducible quality.

Northeast Region
P.O. Box 268
Jamesburg, NJ
08831-0268

Southern Region
P.O. Box 440728
Kennesaw, GA
30160

Central Region
230 West Diehl Road
P.O. Box 3085
Naperville, IL
60566-7085

Western Region
4765 S. Lakeshore Dr.
Tempe, AZ
85285-2019

James Dolberg

Greg Taylor

Jeff Stout

John Van Dreese

Responsibilities of the Regional Venturing President

  1. Represents Venturing at:
    • National meetings (when designated)
    • Regional activities and meetings (when designated)
    • International activities and meetings (when designated)
    • Council activities (when invited)
    • Special projects/task forces (as assigned)
  2. Serves as the youth Venturing president on the regional program committee and/or regional board, if appointed by the regional office.
  3. Mandatory attendance at the national Venturing cabinet orientation.
  4. Responsible to the staff member assigned to Venturing in his or her region.
  5. Supports the programs and activities designed by the region.
  6. Assists councils upon request of the region.
  7. Supports the region in any effort to train council Venturing officers
     and Advisors.
  8. Promotes national, regional, and area activities, programs, and awards.
  9. Serves in a leadership position for any national event as assigned by the national Venturing president and national Youth Development staff.
  10. Agrees to wear the Venturing uniform and identity items as suggested by the regional staff member assigned to Venturing (paid for at own expense). 

Regional Venturing President Overview

Purpose: To clarify the required qualifications, selection process, and role of regional Venturing presidents.

Background:  Even though Venturing was officially started in 1998, its youth officers follow a long tradition started when the first regional and national Exploring officers were elected at the first national Exploring Congress held in Washington, D.C. Since that time, many quality young men and women have effectively led the BSA’s premier young adult program.

Qualifications for the Office of Regional Venturing President

  1. Be a currently registered Venturer in his or her council.
  2. Be a present or past crew president, or a present or past chair or officer in his or her council’s teen leaders’ council or equivalent district or council organization in his or her council.
  3. Be recommended and approved by his or her council.
  4. Be less than 19 years of age on May 31, 2010.
  5. Be able to attend the BSA National Annual Meeting, May 26-29, 2010, in Dallas, Texas, and the National Youth Cabinet orientation, July 7-11, 2010, in Irving, Texas.

Term of Office

The Regional Venturing President will serve from June 1, 2010 through May 31, 2011.

The Regional Venturing President will serve from June 1, 2010 through May 31, 2011.

Responsibilities (Position Description)

  1. Represents Venturing at:
    • National meetings (when designated)
    • Regional activities and meetings (when designated)
    • International activities and meetings (when designated)
    • Council activities (when invited)
    • Special projects/task forces (as assigned)
  2. Serves as youth Venturing president on the regional program committee and/or the regional board if so desired by the regional director.
  3. Mandatory attendance at the National Youth Cabinet orientation.
  4. Responsible to the staff member assigned by the region.
  5. Attends and participates in regional and national meetings and activities as requested and approved by the Youth Development Team, Chief Scout Executive, or regional director.
  6. Attends regional, area, and council meetings and activities when invited and on approval of the regional director.
  7. Assists councils with Venturing activities, upon the request of the region.
  8. Supports the region in any effort to train council Venturing officers and Advisors.
  9. Promotes national, regional, and area activities, programs, and awards.
  10. Serves in a leadership role for any national event as assigned by the National Youth President and Youth Development staff.
  11. Agrees to wear the Venturing uniform and identify items as suggested by the regional staff.
  12. Agrees to resign from office if requested by the regional director.

Selection Process

  1. Election/selection process varies by region.
  2. Regions may select their Regional Venturing President through area conferences or meetings.
  3. There is a nationally produced council nomination form for nomination of candidates for the Regional Venturing President that is due to the National Youth Development office, S209 by March 1, 2010.
  4. For those regions that select their Regional Venturing President, it is suggested that a representation of the region personally interview each of the top three candidates before making their selection.
  5. Regional staff members, volunteers, and especially the person who will serve as the staff adviser to the Regional Venturing President, are invited and encouraged to attend the National Court of Honor on May 28, 2010. At that time, the new National Youth President and Regional Venturing Presidents will be installed and the outgoing presidents will be recognized.

Costs

The regions will pay expenses for the 2009-2010 outgoing regional Venturing presidents attending the National Annual Meeting and Venturing court of honor while the Youth Development Team at the national office will pay the travel expenses of the incoming 2010-2011 Regional Venturing Presidents.