Program Manager

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Serving as Program Manager can apply towards Positions of Responsibility requirements for Star, Life, and Eagle.
Program Manager
Selected by:Captain
Reports to:Captain

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.

Typical Varsity Scout team organization chart (click to zoom)
Typical Varsity Scout team organization chart (click to zoom)


Position description

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.

Reports to

Five fields of emphasis program managers


The Program Manager is a youth special program leader in its unit. Other youth program leaders are:

Program helps

Annual planning

Event and ultimate adventure planning

See also

Varsity Scout portal

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