The Denali Award is the highest award in Varsity Scouting. The award is named after Denali, an area that includes Mount McKinley in Alaska.
The Denali Award is presented to Varsity Scouts team's youth members who have already earned the Varsity Scout Letter.
- 1. Be a registered Varsity Scout team member.
- 2. Advance at least one rank in the Boy Scout program (or earning a palm for those who are already Eagle Scouts).
- 3. Serve in leadership positions in a Varsity Scout team for at least six months.
- 4. Perform the primary leadership role on at least two activities, and provide supportive leadership in the remaining in the five areas of emphasis. Program managers choose activities in their field of emphasis; team captains may serve as primary leader any of the five fields of emphasis.
- 5. Satisfy to the team captain that you know and live by the Varsity Scout Pledge.
- 6. Complete a progress review by a review board that includes a district or council representative and is lead by the advancement program manager.
Source: 2000 Varsity Scout Guidebook (34827A)
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:
- Denali Award Scorecard (186K PDF) BSA 2001.
- Denali Award Scorecard (39K PDF) Modified, Team 336 Omaha, NE (Rev. 6/06).
- Varsity Scout Individual History Report (45K PDF) Keep track of Varsity Scout letter and Denali Award progress dates and events.
- Denali Award on the U.S. Scouting Service Project site.