Varsity Scout Letter
Activity Pins, Denali Award, Varsity Scout Advancement and Merit Badges.
Varsity Scouts is similar to Boy Scouts but for boys age 14 but not yet 18.
| This article is about the Emblem for Varsity Scouts.|
For the 'V' emblem awarded to Boy Scouts in a Venture patrol see Venture Patrol Letter.
|Varsity Scout Letter|
The letter is attached at the bottom front corner of the merit badge sash.
The letter may be worn on the right breast of a the blaze (orange) nylon Varsity Scout Jacket.
A Varsity Scout letter may be earned by Varsity Scouts and adult team leaders in a who participate in an ultimate adventure based on a high-adventure or sports feature.
The Varsity Scout program is a stand-alone unit within a chartered organization. Youth members of a Varsity Scout Team are boys 14 to 17 years old organized in squads. The Varsity Scout's youth leader is the team Captain. The Varsity Scout letter is administered by the Varsity Team Coach.
Varsity Scout Letter requirements
Varsity Scout letter
The Varsity Scout letter is awarded to team members who participate in an "ultimate adventure." Ultimate adventures are based on high-adventure or sports program features and are preceded by training or practice sessions. High-adventure/sports activities occur every three to six months, but teams participate in a "big event" (an extended experience such as a BSA high-adventure base) once a year. The "V" emblem may be placed on the bottom-front of a Boy Scout sash, or on a blaze (orange) Varsity Scout jacket, a Boy Scout Shirt-jac, or a sweater.
Varsity Scout letter bar
Main article: Varsity Scout Letter Bar
Varsity Scouts earn the letter at the conclusion of the first ultimate adventure, and receive another letter (a Varsity Scout letter bar that pins to the letter emblem) for each adventure completed thereafter.
Varsity Scout activity pins
Main article: Varsity Scout Activity Pins
In addition to the Varsity Scout letter or letter bar, team members may be optionally awarded one of 27 Varsity Scout Activity Pins to the letter emblem. The team captain (youth leader) sets the requirements and awards the activity pins. Activities are planned by the youth High-adventure/Sports program manager; possible activities may be other than the 27 program features. Activities outside of the program features are not awarded activity pins.
Both youth and adult team members may earn the letter.
Help with these requirements
Print, trim and fold scorecard for a youth team member to retain in his possession, and keep track of his award requirements and progress:
- Varsity Scout Letter Scorecard (186K PDF) BSA 1991 (No. 18-749).
- Varsity Scout Letter Scorecard (75K PDF) Modified, Team 336 Omaha, NE (Rev. 6/06).
Print, trim and fold scorecard for an adult team member to retain, and keep track of award requirements and progress:
- Varsity Scout Leader Letter Scorecard (186K PDF) BSA 1991 (No. 18-750).
- Varsity Scout Leader Letter Scorecard (19K PDF) BSA 1991 (Recreated for smaller file and better reproduction).
- Varsity Scout Leader Letter Scorecard (142K PDF) Modified, Greater St. Louis Area Council (Rev. 4/03).
A related adult scorecard is the Varsity Scout Leader Progress for the Coach's Key and the Varisty Scout Leader Training Award:
- Varsity Scout Leader's Progress Record (21K PDF) BSA 1991).
- 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).
|Varsity Scout portal|
- Varsity Scouting
- Varsity Scout Program
- Varsity Scout Advancement
- Boy Scouting
- Boy Scout Uniform
- Merit Badges (Worksheets)
Team Advancement Leaders:
- Varsity: Advancement and Awards on the Great Salt Lake Council site.
- Varsity Letters and Pins on the U.S. Scouting Service Project site.
- Varsity Scout Team Meeting Plan Worksheet. (16K PDF) Greater St. Louis Area Council (4/03).