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{{Positions of responsibility Varsity
|position = Varsity Team Captain
|position = Varsity Team Captain
|image = Varsity team captain.jpg
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The '''Varsity Team Captain''' is the top youth leader of the [[team|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]]. 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 [[Varsity Scout Activity Pins|activity pins]].
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The '''Varsity Team Captain''' is the top youth leader of the [[team|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 Leader|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 [[Varsity Scout Activity Pins|activity pins]].
[[Image:Varsity-team.gif|thumb|Typical Varsity Scout team organization chart (click to zoom)]]
[[Image:Varsity-team.gif|thumb|Typical Varsity Scout team organization chart (click to zoom)]]
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*Conducts team meetings under the guidance of the Team Coach.
*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.
*Presides at Team Leadership meetings and works with the Team Coach to develop team and activity agendas.
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*Select 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.
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*Selects and appoints all youth positions of responsibilities except cocaptains and squad leaders.
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*Coordinate activities with the program managers.
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*Selects and appoints [[Program Manager|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.
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*Conduct the annual Program Planning Clinic.
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*Coordinates activities with the program managers.
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*Set a good example of the ideals of Scouting.
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*Conducts the annual Program Planning Clinic.
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*Sets a good example of the ideals of Scouting.
*Enthusiastically and [[uniform|correctly wears the Scout uniform]].
*Enthusiastically and [[uniform|correctly wears the Scout uniform]].
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*Live by the [[Scout Oath]] and [[Scout Law|Law]].
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*Lives by the [[Scout Oath]] and [[Scout Law|Law]].
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*Shows Scout spirit.
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*Shows [[Scout spirit]].
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*Implement a balanced [[Denali Award]] program with the five fields of emphasis.
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*Implements a balanced [[Denali Award]] program with the five fields of emphasis.
*Set requirements and presents at [[court of honor|courts of honor]] for [[Varsity Scout Activity Pins]].
*Set requirements and presents at [[court of honor|courts of honor]] for [[Varsity Scout Activity Pins]].
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*Conduct or oversee conducting of the Varsity Scout courts of honor.
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*Conducts or oversee conducting of the Varsity Scout courts of honor.
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*Ensure at least one high adventure Big Event experience each year.
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*Ensures at least one high-adventure Big Event experience each year. <!--The Varsity Scout Guidebook 2000 ed. spells "High-Adventure/Sports" with a dash between high and adventure. Please respect this authorized spelling in the context of Varsity Scouts.-->
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*Actively assist team members to earn and receive [[Eagle Scout Rank]], [[Varsity Scout Letter]] and [[Varsity Scout Letter Bar|Varsity Scout letter bars]].
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*Actively assists team members to earn and receive [[Eagle Scout Rank]], [[Varsity Scout Letter]] and [[Varsity Scout Letter Bar|Varsity Scout letter bars]].
==Equivalents==
==Equivalents==
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The {{PAGENAME}} is top youth leader in its [[unit]]. Other top youth leaders are:
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{{Top Youth Leader Equivalents}}
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*[[Denner]] - [[Cub Scout Leader Portal|Cub Scouting]]
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*[[Senior Patrol Leader]] - [[Boy Scout Portal|Boy Scouting]]
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*[[Captain]] - [[Varsity Scout Portal|Varsity Scouting]]
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*[[President]] - [[Venturing Portal|Venturing]]
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*[[Boatswain]] - [[Sea Scouting]]
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*[[Post President|President]] - [[Explorers]]
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== See also ==
== See also ==
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* [[Life Rank]]
* [[Life Rank]]
* [[Eagle Scout Rank]]
* [[Eagle Scout Rank]]
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[[Category:Varsity Scouts]]
==References==
==References==
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{{Positions of Responsibility Varsity navbox}}
[[Category:Youth positions]]
[[Category:Youth positions]]

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Serving as Captain can apply towards Positions of Responsibility requirements for Star, Life, and Eagle.


Varsity Team Captain
Selection:Elected
Selected by:Youth team members
Reports to:Team Coach

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.

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

Contents

Position description

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.

Reports to

Team Coach

Responsibilities

  • 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.

Equivalents

The Captain is top youth leader in its unit. Other top youth leaders are:


See also

Varsity Scout portal

References

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