VISTA Leadership Megastars – a New Initiative with Chester County Boy Scouts – Now Accepting Nominations


VISTA Today has joined forces with the Chester County Council, Boy Scouts of America to launch VISTA Leadership Megastars, a new initiative that will recognize 12 leaders who are shaping Chester County’s future through their character, service, vision, courage, passion, and humility.

VISTA Leadership Megastars will culminate with a hybrid awards reception on Sept. 14 at the Chester County Council’s new Program, Activity, and Resource Campus (PARC) in Exton.

Through Scouting, youth develop leadership and citizenship skills that influence their lives as adults. Scouting offers programs and activities that allow youth to try new things, provide service to others, build self-confidence, and reinforce ethical standards, preparing them for lives of leadership and helping to develop life-long habits of service to our community.

The deadline to nominate an individual for the honor is June 1. The inaugural class of VISTA Leadership Megastars will then be announced from July 6-9 on VISTA Today.

VISTA Leadership Megastars embody the 12 principles of the Scout Law:

  • Trustworthy
  • Courteous
  • Thrifty
  • Loyal
  • Kind
  • Brave
  • Helpful
  • Obedient
  • Clean
  • Friendly
  • Cheerful
  • Reverent

A committee will evaluate the nominations and select the VISTA Leadership Megastars based on the following criteria:

  • Leadership (public profile, reputation)
  • Business success (financial results, career milestones)
  • Community involvement (volunteer work, advocacy)
  • Influence (impact on their community, company, industry, or on Chester County’s overall quality of place)

In addition to the VISTA Leadership Megastars, the Chester County Council, BSA will honor one individual with its Distinguished Citizen Award. This award goes to someone who has wide influence in the professional community and who has provided significant and enduring contributions to society.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact Sarah Ponzio at or 610-696-2900 x 121.

Click here to nominate someone for VISTA Leadership Megastars.