Varsity Scout Activity Pins
For the 26 Boy Scout Venture patrol ultimate activity pins see Venture Patrol Activity Pins.
The following 27 pins and requirements correspond to the Varsity Scout team high-adventure/sports program features.
Youth Varsity Scout team members who participate in a "ultimate adventure" may earn a Varsity Scout Letter. Such an activity may occur every three to six months; the event is chosen by the team, planned and carried out by the high-adventure/sports program manager, and requires practice or training sessions. If the activity falls into one of the 27 Varsity Scout program features, then a activity pin may be optionally awarded. The team captain (youth team leader) determines the requirements and awards the pins at a Court of Honor.
Sharpen skills, make equipment, start conditioning, and conduct preplanning. A backpacking trip could be at Philmont, or a trail such as the Appalachian trail.
This is a wild-card activity. It allows teams to brainstorm for an adventure: A hobby adventure, a trip to another country, a special citizenship project to aid a group of people, or working on a cattle ranch.
Learn about all aspects of the mountain men that explored the western frontiers in the early 19th century.
This program is mainly for Varsity Scouts, but also includes Venturers and older Boy Scouts. Operation On-target gives the team the opportunity to learn about signaling with mirrors and exposes them to radio communications, movie-making equipment, photography, and other subjects.
There are two pins available, a V-shaped pin for the first participation and another for each attendance thereafter.
Rock climbing and rappelling
Teams may go beyond what is learned in the Wilderness Survival merit badge. This adventure should be to work together with members of the team to solve problems and live in harmony with one another.
This activity may include swimming skills such as earning the Swimming or Lifesaving merit badges, or include earning BSA Lifeguard but this activity focuses on the skills of competitive swimming and endurance such the Mile Swim BSA.
These long-distance competitions consist of three phases, usually bicycling, swimming and running. Winter variations could consist of cross-country skiing, snowshoeing ad speed skating.
Source: 2000 Varsity Scout Guidebook (34827A)