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Journey to Excellence Recognition Program

Journey to Excellence (JTE)External Link

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 local councils.

For more information, contact the Alamo Area Council JTE team at or continue reading below:

Keys to Journey to Excellence

  • The JTE is a set of scored criteria that your unit uses to plan the Ideal Year of Scouting.
  • Based on your score, your unit can earn either Bronze, Silver, or Gold Levels
  • As leaders in the Alamo Area Council it is important to promote Ideal Year of Scouting as a plan which assists all units in achieving their JTE goals.  

How to stay on the Journey to Excellence

  • We all need to live and breathe the JTE. It makes Scouting stronger.
  • Every time we are working on a Scouting project, activity, meeting, etc. we need to think back about how it relates to the JTE.
  • You are an essential part of the council and can help us have the strongest Scouting program ever!

More About Journey to Excellence

  • The Ideal Year of Scouting will frequently be mentioned alongside The Journey to ExcellenceExternal Link, and this is why: the Ideal Year of Scouting is the method to achieve the goal. The Ideal Year of Scouting is planning and The Journey to Excellence is implementing.


Cub Scouts


Pack Annual Program Planning PowerPointExternal Link

Ways to Involve Parents in Their Pack

Cub Scout Pack Adult Participation Form – “100 Points”

Family Talent Survey Sheet

Pack Leadership and Membership Inventory

Selecting Cub Scout Leaders

Pack Leader Succession Plan – 2012 through 2014 

Pack Newsletter TemplateExternal Link

Cub Scout Den Meeting Program GuideExternal Link

Age Appropriate Guidelines for Scouting Activities

Tiger Trax – Covers the Tiger Totem, the Tiger Badge, Bobcat and Tiger ElectivesExternal LinkExternal Link

Wolf Trax External Link– Covers Bobcat, The Wolf Badge and Arrow Points

Bear TraxExternal Link – Covers Bobcat, The Bear Badge and Arrow Points

Webelos Trax External Link– Covers the Webelos Badge, Arrow of Light, Webelos Activity Pins and Bobcat

Den Record Trax External Link

Belt Loop & Pin TraxExternal Link – Covers all Academic & Sports Beltloops and Pins

Cub Patches TraxExternal Link – Covers the National awards and patches

Event TraxExternal Link – Helps keep track of attendance at various Scouting events

Cub Scout Den Meeting Program – Use this form to plan your meetings

Ideal Year of Scouting Budget Worksheet and Other ResourcesExternal Link

Accident Report Form – Use to report accidents

Youth Protection Information Sheet - Child abuse reporting procedures

Fiscal Policies and Procedures for BSA Units

Unit Account Authorization Signature Form – Scout Office Unit Accounts


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