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Bayside Journey to Excellence

What is the Journey to Excellence

The Journey to Excellence (JTE) is a way to assess how well your unit is delivering the program of Scouting to your youth.  Your unit is measured against a set of criteria that has been proven make a high performing unit. Most of the critieria is asking what your unit is doing to make the program fun and exciting for the youth. You can download scorecards and Excel workbooks at www.scouting.org/jte.

Scroll down to find out how the district is doing on JTE.  The District is evaluated monthly.

Each unit is measured on 11 different criteria, and the total points from all criteria give you the score for the year. Here are the components that are in all programs:

1. Planning and Budget – Have a program plan and budget that is regularly reviewed by the unit committee
2. Building the unit – Have your had an increase in membership?
3. Retention – Retain a significant percentage of youth
4. Webelos to Scout Transition – Have an effective plan to graduate Webelos into a Troop
5. Advancement – Achieve a high percentage of rank advancements.
6. Service Projects – Service to the community is key in Scouting. Do a Good Turn Daily. This helps to teach the youth that they can improve their community. Don’t forget to document them on the Good Turn webpage.
7. Leadership – The unit is proactive in recruiting sufficient leaders
8. Training – All leaders are trained
9.  Annual Charter Renewal – Work with your Unit Commissioner to turn in your completed charter on time.

 2015 Journey to Excellence Unit Status

Here is how the units stand at the end of 2015.

Gold Units (Top 10% of units in the nation)

  • Pack 24 Larchmont UMC
  • Pack 28 Church of the Ascension (Episcopal)
  • Pack 62 Scott Memorial UMC
  • Pack 67 Lincoln Military Housing
  • Pack 180 Wesley Memorial UMC
  • Pack 375 Old Donation Episcopal Church
  • Pack 376 Calvin Presbyterian
  • Pack 382 St Pius X Catholic Church
  • Pack 482 Lynnhaven UMC
  • Pack 490 St Gregory the Great Catholic Church
  • Troop 1 Trinity Presbyterian Church
  • Troop 24 Larchmont UMC
  • Troop 62 Scott Memorial UMC
  • Troop 63 Francis Ashbury UMC
  • Troop 180 Wesley Memorial UMC
  • Troop 364 Bayside Presbyterian
  • Troop 372 Thalia UMC
  • Troop 375 Old Donation Episcopal Church
  • Troop 376 Calvin Presbyterian
  • Troop 381 St Pius X Catholic Church
  • Troop 419 Kings Grant Presbyterian
  • Troop 481 St Aidens Episcopal
  • Troop 493 Wycliffe Presbyterian
  • Troop 587 Church of the Holy Family Catholic
  • Troop 628 Christ the King Catholic Church
  • Troop 775 Pembroke Manor Community Church
  • Crew 364 Bayside Presbyterian Church
  • Crew 490 St Gregory the Great Catholic Church

Silver Units (Next 40% of the units in the nation)

  • Pack 77 First Baptist Church (Bute St.)

Bronze Units (Next 30% of the units in the nation)

  • Pack 3 Lincoln Military Housing (Ben Morel)
  • Pack 372 Thalia UMC

Units that did not qualify or submitted a scorecard

  • Pack 31 First Presbyterian (Norfolk)
  • Pack 63 Francis Ashbury UMC
  • Pack 97 Christ UMC
  • Pack 191 Saint John Lutheran
  • Pack 364 Bayside Presbyterian
  • Pack 382 St Pius X Catholic ChurchPack 372 Thalia UMC
  • Pack 406 Church of the Holy Family
  • Pack 419 Kings Grant Presbyterian
  • Pack 475 Pembroke Meadows Civic League
  • Pack 493 Wycliffe Presbyterian
  • Pack 600 First Presbyterian (Virginia Beach)
  • Pack 628 Christ the King Catholic Church
  • Pack 70 Grace Epsicopal Church
  • Troop 77 First Baptist (Bute St)
  • Troop 79 ADS Inc.
  • Troop 191 Saint John Lutheran
  • Troop 363 Haygood UMC
  • Troop 490 St Gregory the Great Catholic

District Status

The Bayside district ended September as a Journey to Excellence Bronze level district which puts us in the top 85% of districts in the nation.

  • Finance – Not rated, raised 40% of goal
  • Finance Manpower – Bronze, 9 volunteers helping out
  • Market Share – Unrated, no change
  • Membership Growth – Unrated; down 9.67% from last year
  • New Member Recruiting – Not rated; down 2.21% from last year
  • Retention – Silver; with 72% retained
  • Cub Scout Advancement – Gold at 78.8%
  • Boy Scout Advancement – Gold at 47.9%
  • Cub Scout Camping – Bronze with 41.66% of the Cubs camping a decrease of 29%
  • Boy Scout Camping – Bronze with 59.3% of the Boy Scouts camping, a decrease of 40%
  • Community Service – Gold with 4.55 man-hours per Scout documented
  • Unit Retention – Silver at 92.72% of the units re-chartered
  • Unit Contacts – Gold with 58.49% of the units being visited five times by a Unit Commissioner
  • Unit Performance – Bronze with 59.3% of units achieving a JTE status
  • District Committee – Unrated; we have openings on the committee
  • Unit Leadership Trained – Gold at 81.71% of direct contact leaders trained

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