Area 5 Leadership

Morgan Teeple serves as the 2020-2021 Central Region Area 5 Venturing President. Morgan has been in Scouting for 2 1/2 years in both Scouts BSA and Venturing with Quivira Council. She has served as the President of Crew 300 and prior to being elected to Central Region Area 5 President, She was Vice President of Program for Crew 300. In addition, she has served on summer camp staff at Quivira Scout Ranch and Camp Kanza. As an archer, Morgan has helped run archery ranges at many council events such as Awareness Camp and Webelos Woods. Morgan enjoys caring for animals, riding horses and is an artist! Her favorite color is green and she loves foxes!

Brian Pendleton serves as the 2020-2021 Central Region Area 5 Venturing Vice President of Administration. Brian has been involved with Scouting his whole life growing in Cub Scouts and moving on to Scouts BSA to become an Eagle Scout where he earned seven silver palms and one bronze palm. He also currently serves as the vice president of program for Crew 2286 in Heart of America Council. He has participated in Order of the arrow as a vice chief for his lodge and has attended NYLT and NAYLE. He has also attended National and World Jamborees.

Steve Jackson serves as the Central Region Area 5 Venturing Advisor. Steve has served in various Scouting positions from Assistant Cubmaster to Crew Advisor to Area 5 Associate Advisor for Administration. His passions are Venturing and Training. Steve has served as the River Trails District Chairman and District Commissioner as well as helping at the council level as the Council Vice President of Venturing, Assistant Council Commissioner, Wood Badge staff and is active in the Wah Sha She lodge of the Order of the Arrow. He also served for 5 years as the Central Region Area 5 Kodiak Challenge Coordinator. Steve advises Crew 84 in Rolla, MO. He has completed Powder Horn, Kodiak Challenge training and has been presented the Ozark Trails Council Venturing Leadership Award, the Silver Beaver, the District Award of Merit and various training awards and keys. He was also presented the 2016 Area Venturing Leadership Award. Steve is a strong supporter of the training delivered at the Philmont Training Center where he has participated in “Delivering Training to Unit Leaders”, “District Commissioner Training” and the Philmont Leadership Challenge. He has also served on faculty at the Philmont Training Center. Steve is the proud father of 3 Scouts. Elizabeth who attended NAYLE at Philmont, has earned the Silver and Ranger Awards as well as the Ozark Trails Council and Area Venturing Leadership Award. Emily attended NAYLE at Northern Tier and then flew to New Mexico to start a Philmont trek the next day. Emily is finishing her Summit Award and was awarded the Area Venturing Leadership Award. Alex earned Eagle Scout at an early age and attended and staffed NAYLE at Philmont. Alex is currently serving as a Council VOA Vice President. Steve’s wife Stephanie attended the same Wood Badge course as he, attended Venturing Blast and Philmont Leadership Challenge, is staffing NAYLE in 2018 and is the Ozark Trails Council VOA Advisor.

Elizabeth Jackson serves as the Central Region Area 5 Venturing Associate Advisor of Administration.

Mike Richey serves as the Central Region Area 5 Venturing Associate Advisor of Program.

Garret Schmidt serves as the Central Region Area 5 Venturing Associate Advisor of Communications.

Past Leadership