“Scouting’s Journey to Excellence” is the BSA’s new 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.
This award was formally called the "Quality Unit Award".
There are different areas that are scored. The goal is to do better than you did the previous year.
1. Total number of Cub Scouts advancing at least one rank (Bobcat, Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos, Arrow of Light) since your last charter renewal date (A), divided by total Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, and Webelos Scouts at the current charter renewal date (B). Total = A / B.
2. Number of youth members on this year’s recharter (C) divided by the number of youth members on last year’s recharter (D) plus any additional youth members (E) minus any transfer outs or age outs (F). Total = (C) / (D+E-F).
3. At charter renewal time, have an increase in the number of youth members over the number of youth members on the previous year's charter renewal.
4. The pack has activities in the outdoors, which could include outdoor pack meetings, hikes, pack campouts, parades, outdoor service projects, etc.
5. Have a pack committee. All CM, CA, MC, TL, DL, DA, WL, and WA (paid or multiple registration) have completed This Is Scouting, Fast Start training, and Youth Protection training or, if new, complete within three months of joining. Den or pack meetings have started by 10/31/2011.
6. Cub Scouts attend an in-council/out-of-council Cub Scout day camp and/or Cub Scout resident camp in 2011. Silver and Gold levels are total number of Cub Scouts attending (G) divided by total number of Cub Scouts registered as of 6/30/2011 (H). Total = G / H.
7. The pack participates in at least two service projects during the year and enters them on the Journey to Excellence website. The projects may be completed as joint projects with other organizations. At least one project must benefit the chartered organization.
8. The pack recruits or confirms the next year's leadership, including CM, DLs, and WLs, by 5/31/2011. The pack holds its fall recruitment event by 9/30/2011.
9. Hold at least two joint activities with a troop or troops, one of which is a new parent orientation and camp promotion meeting, and have graduating boys register with a troop. If pack has no Webelos Scouts, this requirement is met at the Bronze level.
10. The pack has a written budget that is reviewed at all pack committee meetings, and the pack follows BSA policies relating to fundraising and fiscal management as found on the Unit Money-Earning Application form, the pack treasurer's book, and any other publication that the council has developed for fundraising and fiscal management.
11. Have at least nine pack meetings within the past 12 months, with one of those meetings being to review the pack's program plans and asking for parental involvement in the pack. All dens meet at least twice each month during the program year.
12. Complete the pack's charter renewal paperwork, including all required signatures, and submit completed forms to the council service center before the end of the charter year.
13. Complete this form, including all required signatures, and submit to the council service center with the charter renewal paperwork.
The cost of the award at the time of this posting is $1.59.
Pack 901 earned the Gold Journey Towards Excellence Award in 2013
Pack 901 earned the Gold Journey Towards Excellence Award in 2012
Pack 901 earned the Bronze Journey Towards Excellence Award in 2011
Pack 901 earned the Quality Unit Award in 2010