Journey to Excellence (JTE) is a method to help units, districts and councils evaluate and recognize their proficiency in delivering the scouting program.
One contribution to the JTE calculations is advancement. BSA and council guidelines recommend that units submit all current rank advancements before the end of the year. Among other things, this allows recent advancements to be included in the JTE evaluation. 2018 advancement that is submitted in 2019 does not count in the JTE calculations for either 2018 or 2019.
Currently the district and council year end projections are near the border between the silver and gold ratings in advancement. Submitting your unit’s advancement before the end of the year could make the difference between a gold and silver rating for our district.
Packs are also reminded to submit bobcat advancement as soon as possible for new scouts such as those who joined through School Night for Scouting.