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Summit Board of Review

Membership Guidelines:

For the Summit Award, the board of review will be conducted according to the BSA Guide to Advancement

The board of review must consist of at least five, but no more than six, members. At least half of the board of review members, excluding the chair, must be Venturers currently participating in the program.

The candidate's crew president (or vice president of administration, if the candidate is the crew president) and the chair of the board of review must agree upon the board's final membership makeup. If the chair and the crew president (or vice president of administration) cannot agree, the candidate's Advisor will make the final determination of board membership, including members previously considered by the crew president and chair.

Board of Review Chair. The adult chair of the board of review shall be a Venturing-certified member of the district or local council advancement committee or a designated Venturing-certified representative. "Venturing-certified" means that the person has completed Venturing Awards and Recognition training.

Venturer Representatives. The board of review should include at least two active Venturers, at least one of whom must be from the candidate's crew. Other Venturing members of the board of review should be selected from the following list

  • A current holder of the Summit Award or Silver Award
  • A member of the council, area, or region Venturing Officers Association or equivalent
  • A Venturer who currently holds an elected office in a crew
  • An Eagle Scout, Quartermaster, or Girl Scout Gold award recipient who is an active Venturer

In the event the chair determines that no Venturer is available who meets one of these qualifications, the crew president may nominate another Venturer from the candidate's crew to serve on the board of review.

Adult Representatives. Other than the chair, the board of review should include at least one adult who is registered with the BSA and who participates regularly with the Venturing program at any level.

Community Representatives. It is recommended that the board of review involve at least one well-respected adult representative of the community.

Source: Venturing Awards and Requirements (34784 - SKU 618767)

Page updated on: February 23, 2019

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