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.
The team's adult Scouters are divided into two branches: Program, the Varsity Coach and Assistant Varsity Coaches, and Support, the Team Committee Chairman and the Team Committee. The team committee is composed of adult Program Advisors and may include a Treasurer and Secretary.
The troop is a registered "unit" with its local council. Other basic units are:
- Pack - Cub Scouting
- Troop - Boy Scouting
- Crew - Venturing
- Ship - Sea Scouting
- Post - Explorers
- Group - Learning for Life