Journey to Excellence Requirement Changes

Journey to Excellence is a performance measurement recognition program that focuses on continuous improvement within councils, districts, and units. Where many of the original 2011 JTE requirements were continued in the 2012 with slight modifications of the Bronze, Silver, and Gold standards, some have actually been updated. See the list below and visit the Journey to Excellence website for 2012 scorecards:

2012 Journey to Excellence Council Requirements

The following are new council requirements:

No. 15 Voice of the Scout: Actively participate in the program and improve the Net Promoter Score on constituent surveys (bonus points in 2012).      

No. 16 Council Leadership: Have a trained and engaged executive board.

2012 Journey to Excellence District Requirements

The following are new district requirements:

No. 2 Market Share: Increase market share (Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, Venturers, and Explorers).

No. 3 Membership/Youth Growth: Increase number of registered youth (Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, Venturers, and Explorers).

No. 5 Cub Scout Advancement: Increase the percentage of Cub Scouts earning rank advancements.

No. 6 Boy Scout Advancement: Increase the percentage of Boy Scouts earning rank advancements.

No. 9 Community Service: Increase the amount of community service provided by Scouts, leaders, and other participants.

No. 11 Commissioner Service: Increase the number of registered unit commissioners over prior year.

No. 14 Voice of the Scout: Improve response rate and Net Promoter Score on constituent surveys (bonus points in 2012).

No. 15 District Leadership: Increase the number of volunteers serving on the district committee.

No. 16 District Committee: Increase the effectiveness of the district committee.

2012 Journey to Excellence Unit Requirements

The following are new unit requirements:

Pack

No. 12 Fitness: Pack and den meetings have activities that include a physical fitness component.

Troop

No. 12 Fitness: Troop meetings and activities include physical fitness components.

Team

No. 12 Fitness: Team meetings and activities include physical fitness components.

Crew

No. 10 Fitness: Crew meetings and activities include physical fitness components.

Ship

No. 10 Fitness: Ship meetings and activities include physical fitness components.

Increase the percentage of Cub Scouts earning rank advancements.