Varsity Scout Ranks

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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.

Varsity Scouts 14 years and older and younger than 18 follow the same rank requirements as Boy Scouts; team members frequently have previous service or are dual registered in a Boy Scout troop. Varsity Letter and Denali Award requirements may be earned immediately upon joining the team, but members must advance at least one rank toward Eagle or earn an Eagle Palm.


Boy Scouting advancement

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

Boy Scout ranks

1. Scout Badge - Boy Scout joining requirements.
2. Tenderfoot
3. Second Class
4. First Class
5. Star Scout
6. Life Scout
7. Eagle Scout Award
8. Eagle Palms

Eagle Scout rank requirements for Varsity Scouts

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 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" on the Boy Scouting advancement page.)

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.

Source: Advancement Committee Policies and Procedures, #33088B, revised 1999

Varsity Scouting advancement

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.

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

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