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A squad is an optional youth member sub-group of a Varsity Scout team. A squad is lead by an elected Squad Leader. One or more squads may make up a larger team.


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

Larger Varsity Scout teams may be divided into squads, groups much like a Boy Scout Patrol. Squads function most efficiently when they have five to seven members.

With the guidance of adults, squad members work together to plan a balanced program of team activities. While squads may sometimes develop activities of there own, there primary efforts are to combine activities with other squads and the team as a whole.

Similar Groups

A Squad is a grouping of youth within a unit. Similar groups in other Scouting units are:

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