Varsity Scout Advancement
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.
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.
Leadership and program
Varsity Scouting offers five program fields of emphasis: Advancement, High-Adventure/Sports, 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 other leadership roles assigned by the team coach. The acceptable positions of responsibility for the Eagle Scout rank are listed on the Eagle Scout Rank Application.
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/sports, personal development, service, and special programs and events. Each of these programs is led by a youth member of the team called a program manager, who receives assistance from an adult Program Adviser (a member of the Team Committee).
Boy Scout rank advancement
The Varsity Scout advancement follows the same rank requirements to Eagle and Eagle Palms as those for Boy Scouts.
As the Varsity Scout meets the requirements for each rank, a board of review is conducted by the 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.
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.
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.
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.
Source: 2000 Varsity Scout Guidebook (34827A)