Per a council Scouting Executive (8 September 2020)
Journey to Excellence Update
Scouting’s Journey to Excellence (JTE) is the BSA’s planning, performance and recognition program designed to encourage and reward the success of our units, districts, and councils. It is meant to encourage excellence in providing a quality program at all levels of the BSA.
The BSA recognizes that given the extraordinary circumstances occurring in 2020, benchmarking 2019 to 2020 and 2021 to 2020 is not constructive, therefore, effective immediately, the Journey to Excellence recognition program for Districts and Councils will be discontinued for 2020 and 2021 .
The Journey to Excellence Unit recognition program will continue.
The JTE data is valuable information, and to assist with membership data analysis in the future, a new membership reporting tool is under development. This tool will provide councils and districts with key membership data, including gender and ethnic diversity. Stay tuned for details about the rollout of the new tool.
Revised unit criteria, due to the pandemic, is available at https://www.scouting.org/awards/journey-to-excellence/unit/2020-scorecards-english/.
2021 unit scorecards are available at https://www.scouting.org/awards/journey-to-excellence/unit/.
- Council and District Recognition Council and District dashboards will not be available after September 18. If a council would like any data from the dashboard, they should gather it prior to that date.
Council accounting staff will still need to submit month-end data using the LC Month-end GL Transmittal as this is still needed for other financial reporting.
As previously announced, effective August 24, 2020, the national camping data collection process will be discontinued. Known as the “camping report,” this data collection will no longer take place at the national level. The data that is now collected via the NCAP Intent to Operate submission process will be sufficient for national level reporting needs. Councils should continue to track the camping data and statistics that is relevant for their council operations and to support their units.
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