Varsity Scout Advancement

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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.

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.


Boy Scout rank advancement

Main article: Boy Scout Advancement

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.)

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.

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.

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.

Source: 2000 Varsity Scout Guidebook (34827A)

See also

Advancement Policies
Advancement (Report) Boy Scouts (Resources) Service Projects
Rules and Regulations First Class-First Year Eagle Scout Project
 What is Scout Spirit?  Scoutmaster Conferences Lifesaving Awards
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