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A '''Varsity Scout Team''' is the standard group for Varsity Scouts and is composed of one or more [[Squad|squads]], and are supported by an adult team committee.
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[[Image:Varsity_flag.jpg|thumb|right|A Varsity Scout team flag]]
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A '''Varsity Scout Team''' is the standard [[unit]] for [[Varsity Scouts]] and is composed of one or more [[Squad|squads]], and are supported by an adult [[Team Committee]].
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Varsity teams are usually expected to meet weekly, and go on outings monthly. They also hold [[Court of Honor|Courts of Honor]] at least once a year; usually quarterly.
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==Structure==
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The '''team''' is an entire Varsity Scout unit - youth members and adult leaders. Like a [[troop]], a team may consist of as few as five boys and as many as 40 or more. The [[Captain|team captain]] conducts meetings and works with adult leaders to develop and carry out an effective program. Larger teams may be divided into [[Squad]]s, groups much like a Boy Scout [[Patrol]].
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[[Image:Varsity-team.gif|thumb|Typical Varsity Scout troop organization chart.]]
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Between 1984 and 1989, Varsity Scouts were part of a Boy Scout troop, since 1989, a Varsity Scout team is a separate unit operated by a [[chartered organization]]. The chief operating officer of the organization which as been granted a charter by the BSA, appoints a [[Chartered Organization Representative]] who oversees the Varsity Scout team (and any other Scouting units such as a pack, troop or crew). The [[Team Committee]] is lead by the [[Team Committee Chairman]], and handles the administrative, fiscal management, and policy making of the team. The team committee is usually made up of parents of youth members; a committee member may also serve as a [[Program Adviser]] for one of the five fields of emphasis. The Varsity [[Team Coach]] and [[Assistant Team Coach]] are the youth-facing leaders and should have a friendly working relationship with the team committee.
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Varsity teams are usually expected to meet weekly, and go on outings monthly. They also hold [[Courts of Honor|courts of honor]] at least once a year; usually quarterly.
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<br>[[Image:Varsity-team.gif]]
==Youth members==
==Youth members==
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The team's youth are lead by the [[Team Capitan]] and the [[Team Leadership Meeting]] leaders.
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The team's youth are lead by the [[Captain|Team Captain]] and the [[Team Leadership]] council.
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Youth members of a Team include:
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*[[Captain|Team Captain]]
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*[[Cocaptain|Team Cocaptains]]
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*[[Team Secretary]]
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*[[Squad Leader|Squad Leaders]]
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*[[Program Manager|Program Managers]] from the five fields of emphasis:
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** [[Advancement Program Manager]]
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** [[High-Adventure/Sports Program Manager]] <!-- The Varsity Scout Guidebook 2000 ed. spells "High-Adventure/Sports" with a dash between high and adventure. Please respect this authorized spelling.-->
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** [[Personal Development Program Manager]]
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** [[Service Program Manager]]
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** [[Special Programs and Events Program Manager]]
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*Team members, some of whom may hold other positions:
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** [[Quartermaster]], [[Chaplain Aide]], [[Librarian]], [[Instructor]], [[Den Chief]], [[Historian]], and [[Order of the Arrow Team Representative]]
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** [[Webmaster]], [[Leave No Trace Trainer]] and [[Bugler]] may also be appointed, but these positions apply to Star and Life rank advancement only.
==Adult members==
==Adult members==
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The team's adult Scouters are divided into two branches: ''Program'', the [[Varsity Coach]] and [[Assistant Varsity Coach|Assistant Varsity Coaches]], and ''Support'', the [[Team Committee Chairman]] and the [[Team Committee]]. The team committee is composed of adult [Program Advisor|Program Advisors]] and may include a [[Treasurer]] and [[Secretary]].
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The team's adult Scouters are divided into two branches:
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*''Program''
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**[[Team Coach]]
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**[[Assistant Team Coach|Assistant Team Coaches]]
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**[[Program Adviser|Program Advisers]] (who are also members of the team committee):
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***[[Advancement Program Adviser]]
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***[[High-Adventure/Sports Program Adviser]]
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***[[Personal Development Program Adviser]]
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***[[Service Program Adviser]]
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***[[Special Programs and Events Program Adviser]]
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*''Support''
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**[[Team Committee]], including:
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***[[Team Committee Chairman]]
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***[[Unit Secretary|Team Committee Secretary]]
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***[[Unit Treasurer|Team Committee Treasurer]]
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**[[Chartered Organization Representative]]
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== Program helps ==
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=== Advancement records ===
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*[[Media:Varsity_individual_history.pdf|Varsity Scout Individual History Report]] [[Image:Pdficon small.gif]] (45K PDF) Keep track of Varsity Scout letter and Denali Award progress dates and events.
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===Program surveys===
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*[[Media:Varsity_interest_gslc.pdf|Varsity Scout Individual Interest Survey]] [[Image:Pdficon small.gif]] (29K PDF) Greater St. Louis Area Council (4/03).
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*[[Media:Varsity_resource_survey_gslc.pdf|Resource Survey for Varsity Scout Team Adults]] [[Image:Pdficon small.gif]] (12K PDF) Greater St. Louis Area Council (4/03).
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===Annual planning===
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*[[Media:Varsity_annual_plan_provo.pdf|Varsity Annual Planner]] [[Image:Pdficon small.gif]] (25K PDF) Modified, Utah National Parks Council, Provo District (2001).
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*[[Media:Varsity_activity_plan_chart_bsa.pdf|Annual Varsity Scout Team Planning Chart]] [[Image:Pdficon small.gif]] (25K PDF) BSA 2003.
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===Event and ultimate adventure planning===
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*[[Media:Varsity_activity_plan_ws_bsa.pdf|Varsity Scout Team Activity Planning Worksheet]] [[Image:Pdficon small.gif]] (25K PDF) BSA 2003.
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*[[Media:Varsity_activity_plan_ws_336.pdf|Varsity Scout Team Activity Planning Worksheet]] [[Image:Pdficon small.gif]] (33K PDF) Modified, Team 336 Omaha, NE (6/06).
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*[[Media:Varsity_activity_plan_ws_provo.pdf|Varsity Scout Team Activity Planning Worksheet]] [[Image:Pdficon small.gif]] (8K PDF) Modified, Utah National Parks Council, Provo District (2001).
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*[[Media:Varsity_trip_plan_bsa.pdf|Varsity Scout Sample Trip Plan]] [[Image:Pdficon small.gif]] (29K PDF) BSA 2003.
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*[[Media:Varsity_ultimate_advent_plan_check_bsa.pdf|Ultimate Adventure Planning Checklist]] [[Image:Pdficon small.gif]] (33K PDF) BSA 2003.
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===Team meetings===
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*[[Media:Varsity_meeting_attend_336.pdf|Varsity Scout Meeting Attendance]] [[Image:Pdficon small.gif]] (29K PDF) Team 336 Omaha, NE (6/06).
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*[[Media:Varsity_meeting_plan_bsa.pdf|Varsity Scout Team Meeting Plan Worksheet]] [[Image:Pdficon small.gif]] (30K PDF) BSA 2003.
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*[[Media:Varsity_meeting_plan_gslc.pdf|Varsity Scout Team Meeting Plan Worksheet]] [[Image:Pdficon small.gif]] (16K PDF) Greater St. Louis Area Council (4/03).
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*[[Media:Varsity_meeting_plan_provo.pdf|The Game Plan]] (Varsity Scout Team Meeting Plan Worksheet) [[Image:Pdficon small.gif]] (12K PDF) Utah National Parks Council, Provo District (2001).
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{{Unit liaison}}
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{{Basic BSA units}}
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==Equivalents==
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== See also ==
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The troop is a registered "unit" with its local [[council]]. Other basic units are:
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{{Varsity Scout portal}}
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*[[Pack]] - [[Cub Scouting]]
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{{Varsity See also}}
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*[[Troop]] - [[Boy Scouting]]
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*[[Crew]] - [[Venturing]]
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*[[Ship]] - [[Sea Scouting]]
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*[[Post]] - [[Explorers]]
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*[[Group]] - [[Learning for Life]]
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==References==
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{{Team Committee navbox}}
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{{Positions of Responsibility Varsity navbox}}
[[Category:Varsity Scouts]]
[[Category:Varsity Scouts]]
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[[Category:Groups]]

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A Varsity Scout team flag
A Varsity Scout team flag

A Varsity Scout Team is the standard unit for Varsity Scouts and is composed of one or more squads, and are supported by an adult Team Committee.

Contents

Structure

The team is an entire Varsity Scout unit - youth members and adult leaders. Like a troop, a team may consist of as few as five boys and as many as 40 or more. The team captain conducts meetings and works with adult leaders to develop and carry out an effective program. Larger teams may be divided into Squads, groups much like a Boy Scout Patrol.

Between 1984 and 1989, Varsity Scouts were part of a Boy Scout troop, since 1989, a Varsity Scout team is a separate unit operated by a chartered organization. The chief operating officer of the organization which as been granted a charter by the BSA, appoints a Chartered Organization Representative who oversees the Varsity Scout team (and any other Scouting units such as a pack, troop or crew). The Team Committee is lead by the Team Committee Chairman, and handles the administrative, fiscal management, and policy making of the team. The team committee is usually made up of parents of youth members; a committee member may also serve as a Program Adviser for one of the five fields of emphasis. The Varsity Team Coach and Assistant Team Coach are the youth-facing leaders and should have a friendly working relationship with the team committee.

Varsity teams are usually expected to meet weekly, and go on outings monthly. They also hold courts of honor at least once a year; usually quarterly.


Image:Varsity-team.gif

Youth members

The team's youth are lead by the Team Captain and the Team Leadership council.

Youth members of a Team include:

Adult members

The team's adult Scouters are divided into two branches:

Program helps

Advancement records

Program surveys

Annual planning

Event and ultimate adventure planning

Team meetings


Liaisons between a unit and the local District and Council

External links


Equivalents

The Team is a registered "unit" with its local council. Other basic units are:


See also

Varsity Scout portal

Varsity awards:

Team Advancement Leaders:

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