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Program Fields of Emphasis|
Of course there is much more to Varsity Scouting than adventures and games. By infusing program features with activities from each field of emphasis, the Varsity Scout team enriches its activities to provide members with the widest opportunities for growth, learning and leadership.
Every Varsity Scout team has five fields of emphasis. Equal to one another in importance, the five are balanced in the teamís program offerings. Following are the fields:
Varsity Scouts utilize the same advancement program as do Boy Scouts and may continue to work on the requirements for ranks and merit badges. They may also receive recognition offered through the 50-miler award; mile Swim, BSA; and other BSA recognitions.
Awards available only to Varsity Scouts include the Varsity Scout letter and the Denali Award. (More)
Varsity Scout teams plan and take part in challenging physical and mental activities--endeavors as wide-ranging as snow camping, whitewater rafting, backpacking, swimming, and roller hockey. In addition to learning and practicing the skills needed to enjoy the activities they choose, many Varsity Scout teams also set their signs on extended experiences at BSA high-adventure bases or at other locations the team selects. (More)
Varsity Scouting stresses personal development through spiritual growth, leadership, citizenship, physical fitness, and advancement toward the Eagle Scout rank. Varsity Scouts may also take part in opportunities emphasizing conservation, academics, and scholarship, and they are eligible to attend national and world jamborees. (More)
Team members carry out service projects that benefit their chartered organization, their community, the environment, and needy individuals. (More)
Special Programs and Events
Varsity Scouts can take part in special programs and events on the district, council, regional, and national levels.
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