Tag Archives: JTE

By Darryl Alder
Apr 26, 2017

Why Advancement is a Means, Not an End

Boys in Scouting may advance through the program, but that should not be our ultimate goal.  Rather, it should be one of several methods designed to help unit leadership carry out the aims and mission of the Boy Scout of America. If your unit’s only focus is advancement, your Scouts will miss out on all Scouting can […]

By Annaleis Smith
Apr 25, 2017

Pack Planning with Journey To Excellence

How can a pack use the Journey to Excellence Pack Scorecard to help them plan their program year?  Some leaders think it’s just a reporting tool.  Some may be wondering “What IS Journey to Excellence?” And others know it as JTE. If you would like a little bit of history about the Journey to Excellence, […]

By Stan Lockhart
Feb 29, 2016

Journey to Excellence

You may have noticed Scouting is full of acronyms. Especially at the end of the year, you probably heard Scouters mention “JTE” or Journey to Excellence. According to National’s JTE webpage, “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, […]

By Darryl Alder
Mar 12, 2015

The Council’s Journey to Excellence 2014

How do you know whether your unit offers the best possible experience for the Scouts and Venturers you serve? You keep score. Well anyway, that’s what  Bryan Wendell, senior editor of Scouting and Eagles’ Call magazines, says and I agree. Today was our day of reckoning with the BSA in our Annual Council Charter Review. For the past five years, the […]

By Darryl Alder
Feb 06, 2014

What Journey to Excellence Brings to Your Unit

Every January many of us make resolutions, so let’s make one to get your Pack, Troop, Team or Crew on “Scouting’s Journey to Excellence.” This program is BSA’s performance recognition platform designed to encourage and reward success and measure quality. It is meant to encourage excellence in providing a world class program at all levels […]