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[[Image:Varsity advancement2.jpg|thumb|Varsity Scouting advancement diagram. Graphically displays Boy Scout Eagle trail, and Varsity Scout Denali Award path.]]
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A [[Varsity Scout]] advances through performing leadership positions of responsibilities, planning and participating in the team program areas of emphasis, Boy Scout rank advancement, and earning Varsity Scout-specific awards. Any young man from 14 to 18 years old may participate in this program for older Boy Scouts.
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{{quote-source|Any young man from 14 to 18 years old may participate in this program for older Boy Scouts. [[Varsity Scouting]] offers five program fields of emphasis: Advancement, High Adventure, Personal Development, Service, and Special Programs and Events. Each of these programs is led by a member of the [[team]] called a [[program manager]], who receives assistance from a member of the [[team committee]].
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[[Position of responsibility]] requirements for [[Star]] and [[Life]] ranks may be met by a [[Varsity Scout]] serving as a [[team]] [[captain]], [[cocaptain]], [[program manager]], squad leader, or in other leadership roles assigned by the [[Coach]]. The acceptable positions of responsibility for the [[Eagle Scout rank]] are listed on the Eagle Scout Rank Application.
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The [[Varsity Scout Coach]] will conduct a Coach conference. (See "[[Scoutmaster Conferences]]," page 25.)
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As the [[Varsity Scout]] meets the requirements for each rank, a [[board of review]] is conducted by the [[Unit Advancement Chair|team committee member responsible for advancement]], the [[advancement program manager]], and the [[Varsity Scout Coach]] for all ranks except [[Eagle Scout]]. The Eagle Scout [[board of review]] follows the procedure established by the [[local council]].|[[Advancement Policies]] #33088, pages 35)}}
==Boy Scout rank advancement==
==Boy Scout rank advancement==
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The Varsity Scout advancement follows the same rank requirements to Eagle and Eagle Palms as those for Boy Scouts. The Varsity Scout [[Team Coach]] will conduct a Coach conference. (See "[[Scoutmaster Conferences]]". p. 25.)
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The Varsity Scout advancement follows the same rank requirements to [[Eagle Scout]] and [[Eagle Palms]] as those for Boy Scouts.
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As the Varsity Scout meets the requirements for each rank, a [[board of review]] is conducted by the [[Unit Advancement Chair|team committee advancement chair]], the [[Advancement Program Manager]], and the team coach for all ranks except [[Eagle Scout]]. The Eagle Scout board of review follows the procedure established by the local council.
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==Varsity Scout advancement awards==
==Varsity Scout advancement awards==
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===Varsity Letter===
===Varsity Letter===
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The Varsity Scout letter V-emblem is awarded to team members who participate high-adventure or sports program features and are preceded by training or practice sessions. Activities are planned by the youth high-adventure/sports program manager; participation may also result in the team member receiving a [[Varsity Scout Activity Pins|Varsity Scout activity pin]] for the V-emblem. [[Varsity Scout Letter Bar|Varsity Scout letter bar pins]] are awarded for subsequently completed high-adventure or sports program features.
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{{quote-source|The Varsity Scout letter V-emblem is awarded to team members who participate high-adventure or sports program features and are preceded by training or practice sessions. Activities are planned by the youth high-adventure/sports program manager; participation may also result in the team member receiving a [[Varsity Scout Activity Pins|Varsity Scout activity pin]] for the V-emblem. [[Varsity Scout Letter Bar|Varsity Scout letter bar pins]] are awarded for subsequently completed high-adventure or sports program features.|2000 Varsity Scout Guidebook (34827A)}}
===Denali Award===
===Denali Award===
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The Denali Award is the highest award in Varsity Scouting. Varsity Scouts must earn at least one Varsity Letter, and serve as program manager (a position of responsibility), acting as primary leader in at least two of the fields of emphasis and participating in the remaining three fields.
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{{quote-source|The Denali Award is the highest award in Varsity Scouting. Varsity Scouts must earn at least one Varsity Letter, and serve as program manager (a position of responsibility), acting as primary leader in at least two of the fields of emphasis and participating in the remaining three fields.|2000 Varsity Scout Guidebook (34827A)}}
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''Source: 2000 Varsity Scout Guidebook (34827A)''
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===Merit Badges===
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Varsity Scouts can earn [[Merit Badges]] by following the same requirements and policies as [[Boy Scouts]].
==See also==
==See also==

Revision as of 10:40, March 4, 2009

Advancement topics include Rules and Regulations and policies regarding Cub Scouts,
Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, Venturing, Special Needs, Scout Spirit, and What is "Active?"
Program resources are offered for Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity Scouts, and Venturing.

Varsity Scouting advancement diagram. Graphically displays Boy Scout Eagle trail, and Varsity Scout Denali Award path.
Varsity Scouting advancement diagram. Graphically displays Boy Scout Eagle trail, and Varsity Scout Denali Award path.


The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
Guide To Advancement, 2011 Edition (BSA Supply No. 33088)
Any young man from 14 to 18 years old may participate in this program for older Boy Scouts. Varsity Scouting offers five program fields of emphasis: Advancement, High Adventure, Personal Development, Service, and Special Programs and Events. Each of these programs is led by a member of the team called a program manager, who receives assistance from a member of the team committee.

Position of responsibility requirements for Star and Life ranks may be met by a Varsity Scout serving as a team captain, cocaptain, program manager, squad leader, or in other leadership roles assigned by the Coach. The acceptable positions of responsibility for the Eagle Scout rank are listed on the Eagle Scout Rank Application. The Varsity Scout Coach will conduct a Coach conference. (See "Scoutmaster Conferences," page 25.)

As the Varsity Scout meets the requirements for each rank, a board of review is conducted by the team committee member responsible for advancement, the advancement program manager, and the Varsity Scout Coach for all ranks except Eagle Scout. The Eagle Scout board of review follows the procedure established by the local council.

Advancement Policies #33088, pages 35)

Contents

Boy Scout rank advancement

Main article: Boy Scout Advancement

The Varsity Scout advancement follows the same rank requirements to Eagle Scout and Eagle Palms as those for Boy Scouts.

Varsity Scout advancement awards

Supplementing his advancement towards Eagle Scout rank, a Varsity Scout is also eligible for the additional advancement opportunity of earning the Denali Award.

Varsity Letter

Main article: Varsity Letter
The Varsity Scout letter V-emblem is awarded to team members who participate high-adventure or sports program features and are preceded by training or practice sessions. Activities are planned by the youth high-adventure/sports program manager; participation may also result in the team member receiving a Varsity Scout activity pin for the V-emblem. Varsity Scout letter bar pins are awarded for subsequently completed high-adventure or sports program features.
— 2000 Varsity Scout Guidebook (34827A)

Denali Award

Main article: Denali Award
The Denali Award is the highest award in Varsity Scouting. Varsity Scouts must earn at least one Varsity Letter, and serve as program manager (a position of responsibility), acting as primary leader in at least two of the fields of emphasis and participating in the remaining three fields.
— 2000 Varsity Scout Guidebook (34827A)

Merit Badges

Main article: Merit Badges

Varsity Scouts can earn Merit Badges by following the same requirements and policies as Boy Scouts.

See also


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