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Serving as Cocaptain can apply towards Positions of Responsibility requirements for Star, Life, and Eagle.


Varsity Team Cocaptain
Selection:Appointed or Elected
Selected by:Team Coach (appointed) or
Youth team members (elected)
Reports to:Captain

The Varsity Team Cocaptain is the second highest-ranking youth leader in the Varsity Scout team. Cocaptains are equivalent to the Assistant Senior Patrol Leader (ASPL) in a Boy Scout troop, but unlike an ASPL does not have any positions reporting directly to him. At the discretion of the Team Coach, one or more cocaptains are either appointed by the coach or elected by the youth team members. He stands in place of the captain during the absence or when called upon, and can function as a Program Manager for any field of emphasis.

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

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Position description

The Varsity Team Cocaptain is the second highest-ranking youth leader in the Varsity Scout team. Reports to the captain, and stands in place of the captain in the event of his absence or when called upon. One or more cocaptains may be appointed (by the coach) or elected by the team's youth members as a whole, usually to serve a 6- or 12-month term.

He maintains a positive attitude and encourages others to fulfill their commitments to the team. He strives to be a team builder and recognizes the strengths and weaknesses of each team member.

Reports to

Captain

Responsibilities

Equivalents

The Cocaptain is the second-highest youth leader in its unit. Other second youth leaders are:

See also

Varsity Scout portal

References

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