Journey to Excellence – Service Hour Reporting
Journey to Excellence is the BSA’s performance recognition program designed to encourage and reward success and measure the performance of units, districts, and councils. Units are measured in Gold, Silver or Bronze levels. JTE replaces the Centennial Quality Awards Program as a means of encouraging excellence in providing a quality program at all levels of the BSA.
Service Hour Reporting is a key component of the measurements for JTE.
Units are encouraged to conduct and report several service projects annually, one of which must be for their chartering organization, to achieve the Gold Level.
GOLD Level requirements:
- Packs – should conduct and report four service projects annually.
- Troops – should conduct and report six service projects annually
- Teams – should conduct and report six service projects annually
- Crews – should conduct and report six service projects annually
- Ships – should conduct and report four service projects annually
For reporting procedures, please see below.
History of Good Turn
Since the BSA’s inception in 1910, Scouts have learned to live the principles of the Scout Oath and Law through community service and “helping other people at all times.” What began as a singular act of service on a foggy London night quickly evolved into daily Good Turns and then into more encompassing national initiatives. These have included selling war bonds, collecting rubber and scrap metal, growing victory gardens during WWII, and more recently Scouting for Food. We now have the opportunity to raise our levels of community service and increase awareness of the Scouting program within our neighborhoods. And we can do that one Scout at a time.
Remember to and remind all to: “Do a Good Turn Daily.”