Journey To Excellence

Scouting’s "Journey to Excellence” is the BSA’s council performance recognition program designed to encourage and reward success and measure the performance of our units, districts, and councils. It is replacing the Centennial Quality Awards Program as a means of encouraging excellence in providing a quality program at all levels of the BSA. Below are the forms that can be viewed or downloaded for use by Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops, Venture Crews, and Ships.

Journey to Excellence spreadsheets have been developed for use by units and districts to keep track of their JTE achievements. Some of the spreadsheets are online now, with plans to post the remainder by April 15.

The forms are in Microsoft Excel format. The first page will be used for data entry, while the second page will automatically populate the spreadsheet with the calculations and achievements. It will total points earned for the unit or district, provide the overall point total, and indicate the level of achievement.

As units and districts enter data throughout the year, the spreadsheet will update their ranking on the Journey to Excellence scale of bronze, silver, or gold.

The spreadsheets can be found on Journey to Excellence websites at the following locations:

  • Volunteers—Go to and click on the council’s Journey to Excellence link
  • On, look under Council Tools
  • Professionals—Visit, then click on Resources, Mission Impact, Organizational Solutions, Journey to Excellence (scroll to the bottom and click the JTE link)

Volunteer Dashboard

The full release of the Journey to Excellence dashboard, to include key volunteers, is scheduled for April 8. Council and district Key 3 leaders, executive board members, officers, and advisory board members will have access, as will area, region, and national volunteers.

To ensure your volunteers have access, make sure they have current registration forms on file. Council registrars can be contacted for council/district position confirmation, while area, region, and national volunteer status can be confirmed by calling the National Service Desk at 972-580-2267.

In addition, webinars have been scheduled for April 5-6 to teach volunteers about this powerful new tool. Schedule and Registration information is available online.

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