Denali Medal

Denali Award


Requirements were REVISED effective January 1, 2015.

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Named after America's highest peak, the The Denali Award is available only to a Varsity Scout team's team youth members who have already earned the Varsity Scout letter, and who complete the requirements for this award. The requirements for the award are as follows:

  1. Be a registered as a Varsity Scout Team member.
  2. Earn the Varsity Scout letter.
  3. 2. Advance one rank toward Eagle or earn one Eagle Palm if . If you are already an Eagle Scout , earn a Palm.
  4. 3. Hold leadership positions in a Varsity Scout Team for at least six months.
    Serve in a Varsity Scout team leadership position, or a combination of positions, for at least six months.
    1. While serving as the Team Captain or a Program Manager, act as primary leader on at least two activities. Program Managers should choose activities in their field of emphasis. Team Captains may be the primary leaders leader of activities in any of the five fields of emphasis.
    2. While serving as a Program Manager or the Team Captain, demonstrate shared leadership skills by participating serving in supportive roles a supporting role in each of the three of the remaining three fields of emphasis not used to satisfy requirement 4a.
  5. 4. Demonstrate that you possess Scout Spirit by understanding and living by the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Tell how you have done your duty to God and how you have lived each of the twelve points of the Scout Law in your everyday life.
  6. 5. Complete a progress board of review as outlined in the Guide to Advancement.

A Denali certificate is also available. However, Varsity Coaches should request the certificate through their District Executive, as it is NOT available on the internet or through Supply, but only through the BSA intranet.


Page updated on: December 22, 2015



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