"Scouting’s Journey to Excellence" is the BSA’s council performance recognition program designed to encourage and reward success and measure the performance of units, districts, and councils. It replaces the Centennial Quality Awards program as a means of encouraging excellence in providing a quality program at all levels of the BSA.
Starting in January 2011, a new quality program called Journey to Excellence (JTE or sometimes J2E) has become the new national performance assessment, communication, and recognition program for units, as well as for councils and districts.
Many additional details are available on the BSA page.
The award patch is displayed on the uniform's right sleeve below the patrol emblem or den numeral. Only the most recent year's patch is worn, not a string of past year patches.
The Journey to Excellence program provides:
- A framework for planning the year
- A method for evaluating a unit
- Guidance in areas where a unit might do better
- Specific guidelines and standards of what is considered good performance
- Early warning of potential problem areas
- Recognition for good Scouting
- Benchmarking to get ideas and tips from other good units
See BSA Info page for award details, forms, and FAQ pages.
Apr 04, 2014 - Tyler Villegas
I was just wondering, because I can't find information on this elsewhere. Where should the pin be placed? I know that the patch goes on the left sleeve, but what about the pin? Are we allowed to wear both the pin and the patch at the same time?
Apr 04, 2014 - Scouter Paul
@Tyler - There is no specific guidance in the current Insignia Guide for placement of the lapel pin. But, all other lapel pins of which I'm aware are intended for "civilian wear" - meaning they are not displayed on the BSA uniform. The patch does the job on the uniform so there is no need to also wear the pin.
(There is an Order of the Arrow Lodge JTE pin which is displayed on the lodge flap, but that is just for OA members.)
Apr 11, 2014 - Jeff
Does both Cub Scouts and Cub Leaders where the patch?
Apr 11, 2014 - Scouter Paul
@Jeff - Yes.
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