Varsity Scouting - Team 299
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
Varsity Scouting is a BSA program for young men who are at least 14 years of age but not yet 18. Many scouts this age face challenges in continuing on the scouting trail with the additional time commitments to competitive sports and other interests. Additionally, many scouts in this age group are no longer greenhorn scouts. They thrive on challenge, fun and adventure. BSA's Varsity Scouting program marries these three needs and provides a vehicle for these scouts to continue advancing along their Trail to Eagle.
Varsity Scout Letter - The Varsity letter may be earned by youth and adult members. The youth requirements are:
1. Be a registered Varsity Scout team member.
2. While a team member, actively participate in or accomplish at least one high-adventure program or sports program to the satisfaction of your Varsity Scout Coach.
3. Have an attendance record at team meetings and practice sessions of at least 75-percent for three consecutive months.
4. Satisfy the Varsity Scout Coach that you know and live by the Scout Oath and Law.
At the completion of each sports season or ultimate adventure, each participating Varsity Scout will receive a medallion to wear on the letter.
Uniforms - The traditional Boy Scout uniform with a "Varsity" identification strip above the right pocket, and blaze loops are worn for formal occasions. Many teams design their own T-shirt for outdoor activities.
Scout Oath - Varsity Scouts will use the Scout Oath.
Twenty-seven program features support the high-adventure/sports program field of emphasis.
The program features contain resource materials that prepare a team for an ultimate adventure or sports season. The high-adventure subjects are backpacking, canoe camping, caving, cycling, discover America, fishing, freestyle biking, frontiersman, mechanics, orienteering, rock climbing and rappelling, snow camping, survival, and whitewater canoeing.
Each feature contains approximately three months of program. The sports program features contain basic rules, techniques, and strategies for basketball, bowling, cross-country skiing, roller hockey, shooting sports, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, triathlon, volleyball, and waterskiing.