Summer – part of the Journey to Excellence

The Journey to Excellence (JTE) is BSA’s method for annual planning and continual improvement. By working to achieve the JTE, we improve the delivery of the great Scouting program we have planned.

Summer is a great time to be active in the outdoors. Being active is a big way to keep Scouting alive and working. You know what they say – Let’s Keep the Outing in Scouting.

Use the JTE checklist for Cub and Webelos Packs to have an active Scouting summer:

  • Each den has the opportunity to participate in up to five outdoor activities or field trips during the year.
  • Cub Scouts attend day camp, family camp, and/or resident camp.
  • Participate in two service projects and enter the hours on the JTE website, plus at least one of the service projects is conservation-oriented.
  • Dens and the pack have regular meetings and activities, plus earn the Summertime Pack Award.

Here are some items in the JTE checklist for ScoutsBSA Troops:

  • Conduct nine short-term overnight campouts.
  • 70% of Scouts attend a long- term camp.
  • Participate in five service projects and enter the hours on the JTE website.
  • Recruit and train active youth leaders, plus PLC meets at least ten times. At least one Scout has attended an advanced training course, such as NYLT or Order of the Arrow Conference.