Welcome to Varsity Scouting, a program of the Boy Scouts of America for young men ages 14 through 18. Packed with opportunities for adventure, leadership, personal growth, and service, the Varsity Scout program holds special appeal for older Scouts. It is also flexible enough to allow chartered organizations to design the program to effectively mesh Scouting’s principles and values with the objectives of the chartered organizations.
Varsity Scouts are distinguished on their uniform from Boy Scouts by wearing the blaze (orange) epaulettes and the Varsity strip above the Boy Scouts of America strip above the right shirt pocket.
The Values of Varsity Scouting
Varsity Scouting is a values-based organization. Its ideals, found in the Scout Oath, the Scout Law, the Scout motto, and the Scout slogan, are the same as those every Boy Scout troop observes. With prior experience as Boy Scouts, most young men becoming Varsity Scouts already firmly understand and believe in these ideals. Along with youth who are new to the BSA, they will find that the values of Varsity Scouting serve as valuable guidelines for their Varsity Scout team, and for life.
The mission of the Boys Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.
Varsity Scout Pledge
As a Varsity Scout I will:
Live by the Scout Oath, Law, motto, and slogan;
Honor the dignity and worth of all persons;
Promote the cause of freedom; and
Do my best to be a good team member.
The Aims of Varsity Scouting
- Character Development
- Citizenship Training
- Mental and Physical Fitness
The Methods of Varsity Scouting
- The Ideals (Scout Oath & Law)
- The Team Method
- The Outdoors
- Association with Adults
- Personal Growth
- Leadership Development
- The Uniform