|Serving as Program Manager can apply towards Positions of Responsibility requirements for Star, Life, and Eagle.|
A Program Manager is a special program youth leader in the Varsity Scout team. Plans and is primary leader for practice sessions and event activities within the team.
A Program Manager is an appointed leader of program activities in his team. He works with an adult Program Advisor to plan and perform primary leadership for team practice sessions and events in one of the five fields of emphasis: Advancement, high-adventure/sports, personal development, service, and special programs and events. He usually serves a 6- or 12-month term.
The original aims and purposes of Scouting outlined by Lord Baden Powell were to teach boys and young men spirituality, self-reliance, service, leadership skills, emergency preparedness, and conservation of natural resources. The program manager's greatest challenge is to see that every Varsity Scout is involved and each field of emphasis.
Five fields of emphasis program managers
- Advancement Program Manager
- High-Adventure/Sports Program Manager
- Personal Development Program Manager
- Service Program Manager
- Special Programs and Events Program Manager
The Program Manager is a youth special program leader in its unit. Other youth program leaders are:
- Varsity Annual Planner (25K PDF) Modified, Utah National Parks Council, Provo District (2001).
- Annual Varsity Scout Team Planning Chart (25K PDF) BSA 2003.
Event and ultimate adventure planning
- Varsity Scout Team Activity Planning Worksheet (25K PDF) BSA 2003.
- Varsity Scout Team Activity Planning Worksheet (33K PDF) Modified, Team 336 Omaha, NE (6/06).
- Varsity Scout Team Activity Planning Worksheet (8K PDF) Modified, Utah National Parks Council, Provo District (2001).
- Varsity Scout Sample Trip Plan (29K PDF) BSA 2003.
- Ultimate Adventure Planning Checklist (33K PDF) BSA 2003.
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- Positions of Responsibility
- Denali Award
- Venture Patrol
- Venture Patrol Leader
- Star Rank, Life Rank, and Eagle Scout Rank