|Serving as Captain can apply towards Positions of Responsibility requirements for Star, Life, and Eagle.|
|Varsity Team Captain|
The Varsity Team Captain is the top youth leader of the Varsity Scout team and is equivalent to the Senior Patrol Leader in a Boy Scout troop. Elected by the youth team members, he appoints all youth positions of responsibilities except Cocaptain and Squad Leaders. He implements a balanced Denali Award program, may function as a Program Manager for any field of emphasis, and he alone sets requirements for and awards activity pins.
The Varsity Team Captain is the youth head of the Varsity Scout team. All other youth positions report to him, directly or indirectly. He is elected by the team's youth members as a whole, usually to serve a 6- or 12-month term.
The Varsity Team Captain seeks out and relies on the guidance of the Team Coach. He maintains a positive attitude and encourages others to fulfill their commitments to the team. He strives to be a team builder and recognizes the strengths and weaknesses of each team member.
- Conducts team meetings under the guidance of the Team Coach.
- Presides at Team Leadership meetings and works with the Team Coach to develop team and activity agendas.
- Selects and appoints all youth positions of responsibilities except cocaptains and squad leaders.
- Selects and appoints Program Managers and other positions of responsibilities with the approval of the Team Coach. He may serve as primary program manager over any field of emphasis.
- Coordinates activities with the program managers.
- Conducts the annual Program Planning Clinic.
- Sets a good example of the ideals of Scouting.
- Enthusiastically and correctly wears the Scout uniform.
- Lives by the Scout Oath and Law.
- Shows Scout spirit.
- Implements a balanced Denali Award program with the five fields of emphasis.
- Set requirements and presents at courts of honor for Varsity Scout Activity Pins.
- Conducts or oversee conducting of the Varsity Scout courts of honor.
- Ensures at least one high-adventure Big Event experience each year.
- Actively assists team members to earn and receive Eagle Scout Rank, Varsity Scout Letter and Varsity Scout letter bars.
The Captain is top youth leader in its unit. Other top youth leaders are:
- Senior Patrol Leader - Boy Scouting
- Captain - Varsity Scouting
- Crew President - Venturing
- Boatswain - Sea Scouting
- Post President - Exploring
- Varsity Scout Individual History Report (45K PDF) Keep track of Varsity Scout letter and Denali Award progress dates and events.
- Varsity Scout Individual Interest Survey (29K PDF) Greater St. Louis Area Council (4/03).
- Resource Survey for Varsity Scout Team Adults (12K PDF) Greater St. Louis Area Council (4/03).
- 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.
- Varsity Scout Meeting Attendance (29K PDF) Team 336 Omaha, NE (6/06).
- Varsity Scout Team Meeting Plan Worksheet (30K PDF) BSA 2003.
- Varsity Scout Team Meeting Plan Worksheet (16K PDF) Greater St. Louis Area Council (4/03).
- The Game Plan (Varsity Scout Team Meeting Plan Worksheet) (12K PDF) Utah National Parks Council, Provo District (2001).
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