Your job is to train leadership in young men, because your Captain is the team’s leader; he calls the shots, while the coach is on the sidelines.
The more responsibility the [Varsity Coach] gives his…leaders, the more they will respond.
Since we all learn things by doing them, your training program begins with giving leadership responsibilities to the boys. While the Team Captain leads your team, he does it with a group of Program Managers. Each Program Manager plans activities in one major area of program. You will learn more about how this organization works later. For now, it is important to find out which youth have assignments, how well they know their responsibilities, and how active they are in their positions. The best way to do that is to meet with them individually and ask.
Program Manager Duties
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Some teams have enough boys to need assistant positions. Some teams don’t have enough to fill all five program manager slots. Later you will learn how to handle these situations. For now, here are the duties usually assigned to each team leadership position.
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Co-author: Andy Gibbons | Vice-Chair, Western Region Varsity Scout Program Committee and author of the “The Varsity Scout Leaders Day Book” and Stewart Schow | Varsity Scout Task Force, Utah National Parks Council , BSA