High-Adventure/Sports Program Manager

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

The High-Adventure Sports Program Manager is a position of responsibility who supervises practice sessions and an activity in this field of emphasis.

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


Position description

The High-Adventure Sports Program Manager is an appointed leader of the aspects of the this field of emphasis in his team. He works with an adult High-Adventure Sports 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


  • Helps choose the high-adventure/sports activity in which the team will participate.
  • Plans and conducts the high-adventure/sports program.
  • Maintains a schedule of all high-adventure/sports activities.
  • Helps develop and update a list of experts who can serve as consultants.
  • Coordinates any interteam (such as a Varsity Challenge) or league events.
  • Inform team members of upcoming activities.
  • Serves as an enthusiastic and responsible example for other team members.
  • Enthusiastically and correctly wears the Scout uniform (all four parts).
  • Lives by the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Shows Scout spirit


Working with an adult advancement program adviser

The High-Adventure Sports Program Adviser is the adult counterpart to the Scout program manager. The program adviser helps and encourages the youth program manger to:

  • Abide by the safely guidelines as printed in the Guide to Safe Scouting and "Safety in the Outdoors" pp. 61-70 in the Varsity Scout Guidebook.
  • Makes contact with people and organizations, which help Varsity Scouts learn proper outdoor techniques and sports ethics.
  • Organizes transportation and other logistical needs for all high-adventure/sports activities.
  • Fills out and fills with the council a local tour permit for all high-adventure/sports activities.
  • Is a resource for camping, high-adventure/sports activities that team members will enjoy participating in.
  • Reach out to the Varsity Scouts who do not regularly participate.


The High-Adventure/Sports Program Manager is a youth outdoor/high adventure special program leader in its unit. Other outdoor youth program leaders are:

See also

Varsity Scout portal

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