Eagle Scout Elected New Venturing Officers’ Association President

Photo of Andrew Steckner

Last night, a panel of Venturers from across the country met to select the 2021-2022 National VOA President. We are excited to announce the selection of Andrew Steckner to lead the National Venturing Officers’ Association. Andrew will begin his term on June 1st, 2021.

Andrew joined Venturing at the age of 14 to experience even more of what Scouting had to offer. He is from the Lake Erie Council in Cleveland, OH, and has served most recently as the Central Region Venturing Officers’ Association President. He also currently serves as a member of his council’s Venturing committee.

Andrew is currently working towards his Summit Rank, and he is an Eagle Scout. He has also received the William T. Hornaday Badge. He is a Brotherhood Honor member of Erielhonan Lodge and has earned the Council, Area, and Region, and National Venturing Leadership Awards, as well as the Region Sea Scout Leadership Award.

He is heavily involved in International Scouting, as a member of one of the BSA’s International Subcommittees, and as a member of Scouts Canada, where he has received the Queen’s Venturer Award. He is also a member of the Association of Top Achiever Scouts, and as a founding member of his council’s international committee. Andrew is a rising sophomore at the University of Cincinnati studying Mechanical Engineering.

Andrew looks forward to creating transparency in the National VOA by regularly collecting feedback from the field, and equipping the new Territory VOAs to succeed and support councils. He also looks forward to working with the NVOA to build initiatives to increase Venturing membership.

Please join us in congratulating Andrew!

Story originally found on Venturing, BSA Facebook Page.