Scouting’s “Journey to Excellence” is the new performance measurement and recognition program for councils, districts, and units that replaces the Centennial Quality program. Its goal is to align unit, district, and council performance to maximize results in key performance areas that are directly related to producing a successful, growing, and sustainable Scouting program (such as membership retention, financial strength, camping, and advancement).
The purpose of the awards program is to encourage and reward success in units, districts, and councils; measure performance versus process; and achieve Scouting’s mission of serving more youth with a higher‐quality program. For units, this program brings a framework for planning the year, an evaluation method, the identification of early warning signs, guidance in areas of concern, recognition, and benchmarking.
The program starts in January for councils and districts. For units, the program begins with October recharters.
Recognition levels are bronze (satisfactory), silver (excellent), and gold (outstanding). Levels for councils are tracked in overall performance and in each of 17 different criteria using matrixes that are already captured in ScoutNET.