Advancement Program Manager

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Serving as Advancement Program Manager can apply towards Positions of Responsibility requirements for Star, Life, and Eagle.
Program Manager
Selected by:Captain
Reports to:Captain

The Advancement Program Manager is a position of responsibility who supervises the Eagle and Denali trail advancement in a Varsity Scout team. He plans and is primary leader for advancement events within the team.

Typical Varsity Scout team organization chart (click to zoom)
Typical Varsity Scout team organization chart (click to zoom)


Position description

The Advancement Program Manager is an appointed leader of the advancement field of emphasis in his team. He works with an adult Advancement Program Adviser to plan and perform primary leadership for team practice sessions and advancement events. He usually serves a 6- or 12-month term.

Reports to


  • Keeps track of advancement progress for each team member.
  • Communicates with team members to determine advancement needs.
  • Represents the team members' needs at squad meetings.
  • Coordinates team advancement activities (and coordinates with other advancement program managers when there is more than one). Meets with adult program adviser to plan a worthwhile activity to satisfy each activity requirement.
  • Motivates team members to advance in Scouting.
  • Promotes progress for each team member to earn his religious emblem.
  • Conducts boards of review for team members earning Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Star, and Life ranks and the Denali Award.
  • Plans and assists with coordination of recognition ceremonies and courts of honor.
  • Set a good example of rank advancement by earning a Varsity Scout Letter, Denali Award, or another Scout award.
  • Enthusiastically and correctly wears the Scout uniform (all four parts).
  • Lives by the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Shows Scout spirit

See also

Varsity Scout portal

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