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A '''Varsity Scout Team''' is the standard [[unit]] for [[Varsity Scouts]] and is composed of one or more [[Squad|squads]], and are supported by an adult [[Team Committee]].
A '''Varsity Scout Team''' is the standard [[unit]] for [[Varsity Scouts]] and is composed of one or more [[Squad|squads]], and are supported by an adult [[Team Committee]].
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Varsity teams are usually expected to meet weekly, and go on outings monthly. They also hold [[Court of Honor|Courts of Honor]] at least once a year; usually quarterly.
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==Structure==
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The '''team''' is an entire Varsity Scout unit - youth members and adult leaders. Like a [[troop]], a team may consist of as few as five boys and as many as 40 or more. The [[Captain|team captain]] conducts meetings and works with adult leaders to develop and carry out an effective program. Larger teams may be divided into [[Squad]]s, groups much like a Boy Scout [[Patrol]].
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Between 1984 and 1989, Varsity Scouts were part of a Boy Scout troop, since 1989, a Varsity Scout team is a separate unit operated by a [[chartered organization]]. The chief operating officer of the organization which as been granted a charter by the BSA, appoints a [[Chartered Organization Representative]] who oversees the Varsity Scout team (and any other Scouting units such as a pack, troop or crew). The [[Team Committee]] is lead by the [[Team Committee Chairman]], and handles the administrative, fiscal management, and policy making of the team. The team committee is usually made up of parents of youth members; a committee member may also serve as a [[Program Adviser]] for one of the five fields of emphasis. The Varsity [[Team Coach]] and [[Assistant Team Coach]] are the youth-facing leaders and should have a friendly working relationship with the team committee.
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Varsity teams are usually expected to meet weekly, and go on outings monthly. They also hold [[Courts of Honor|courts of honor]] at least once a year; usually quarterly.
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==Youth members==
==Youth members==
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*[[Team Secretary]]
*[[Team Secretary]]
*[[Squad Leader|Squad Leaders]]
*[[Squad Leader|Squad Leaders]]
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*[[Program Manager|Program Managers]]
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*[[Program Manager|Program Managers]] from the five fields of emphasis:
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** [[Advancement Program Manager]]
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** [[High-Adventure/Sports Program Manager]] <!-- The Varsity Scout Guidebook 2000 ed. spells "High-Adventure/Sports" with a dash between high and adventure. Please respect this authorized spelling.-->
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** [[Personal Development Program Manager]]
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** [[Service Program Manager]]
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** [[Special Programs and Events Program Manager]]
*Team members, some of whom may hold other positions:
*Team members, some of whom may hold other positions:
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** [[Quartermaster]], [[Chaplain Aide]], [[Librarian]], [[Instructor]], [[Den Chief]], and [[Order of the Arrow Team Representative]]
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** [[Quartermaster]], [[Chaplain Aide]], [[Librarian]], [[Instructor]], [[Den Chief]], [[Historian]], and [[Order of the Arrow Team Representative]]
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** [[Webmaster]], [[Leave No Trace Trainer]] and [[Bugler]] may also be appointed, but these positions apply to Star and Life rank advancement only.
==Adult members==
==Adult members==
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**[[Team Coach]]
**[[Team Coach]]
**[[Assistant Team Coach|Assistant Team Coaches]]
**[[Assistant Team Coach|Assistant Team Coaches]]
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**[[Program Adviser|Program Advisers]] (who are also members of the team committee):
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***[[Advancement Program Adviser]]
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***[[High-Adventure/Sports Program Adviser]]
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***[[Personal Development Program Adviser]]
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***[[Service Program Adviser]]
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***[[Special Programs and Events Program Adviser]]
*''Support''
*''Support''
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**[[Program Advisor|Program Advisors]]
 
**[[Team Committee]], including:
**[[Team Committee]], including:
***[[Team Committee Chairman]]
***[[Team Committee Chairman]]
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***[[Treasurer]]
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***[[Unit Secretary|Team Committee Secretary]]
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***[[Secretary]]
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***[[Unit Treasurer|Team Committee Treasurer]]
**[[Chartered Organization Representative]]
**[[Chartered Organization Representative]]
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{{Basic BSA units}}
{{Basic BSA units}}
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== See also ==
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{{Varsity Scout portal}}
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{{Varsity See also}}
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{{Team Committee navbox}}
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{{Positions of Responsibility Varsity navbox}}
[[Category:Varsity Scouts]]
[[Category:Varsity Scouts]]
[[Category:Groups]]
[[Category:Groups]]

Revision as of 07:24, October 4, 2012

A Varsity Scout team flag
A Varsity Scout team flag

A Varsity Scout Team is the standard unit for Varsity Scouts and is composed of one or more squads, and are supported by an adult Team Committee.

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Structure

The team is an entire Varsity Scout unit - youth members and adult leaders. Like a troop, a team may consist of as few as five boys and as many as 40 or more. The team captain conducts meetings and works with adult leaders to develop and carry out an effective program. Larger teams may be divided into Squads, groups much like a Boy Scout Patrol.

Between 1984 and 1989, Varsity Scouts were part of a Boy Scout troop, since 1989, a Varsity Scout team is a separate unit operated by a chartered organization. The chief operating officer of the organization which as been granted a charter by the BSA, appoints a Chartered Organization Representative who oversees the Varsity Scout team (and any other Scouting units such as a pack, troop or crew). The Team Committee is lead by the Team Committee Chairman, and handles the administrative, fiscal management, and policy making of the team. The team committee is usually made up of parents of youth members; a committee member may also serve as a Program Adviser for one of the five fields of emphasis. The Varsity Team Coach and Assistant Team Coach are the youth-facing leaders and should have a friendly working relationship with the team committee.

Varsity teams are usually expected to meet weekly, and go on outings monthly. They also hold courts of honor at least once a year; usually quarterly.


Image:Varsity-team.gif

Youth members

The team's youth are lead by the Team Captain and the Team Leadership council.

Youth members of a Team include:

Adult members

The team's adult Scouters are divided into two branches:


Liaisons between a unit and the local District and Council

External links


Equivalents

The Team is a registered "unit" with its local council. Other basic units are:


See also

Varsity Scout portal

Varsity awards:

Team Advancement Leaders:

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