Journey to Excellence Award for All scouts

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"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.

journey to excellence gold
journey to excellence silver
journey to excellence bronze

The Journey to Excellence program provides:

See BSA Info page for award details, forms, and FAQ pages.

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 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.
Apr 26, 2014 - Pam
Can newly bridged scouts wear the patch as well?  They would have only joined in April, not really part of the effort that went to earning it.
Just asking....
May 10, 2014 - Alesha
PLEASE! Make "what was this for and where does it go" questions easier for us to find the answer! Leaders go overwhelmed and I feel bad making them repeat themselves 12 times. when I type in the words on the patch it should popular a page with pictures as to where it goes and what it is for. Thank you.
May 27, 2014 - PackLdrJM
Do scouts that joined anytime in a certain year (ie. 2013) receive the 2013 patch or only after completion of a year? I cannot find the answer. It appears some of performance items would exclude those who joined in fall or later of a year from earning same year. It appears the Pack could use their status, just not individual scouts. Confused in Cali.
May 27, 2014 - Scouter Paul
@PackLdrJM - The award is to the unit, not the individual.  Every registered member of the unit can wear the appropriate patch.  Someone joining a unit can be given the current patch if there are extras around, or wait until the next one is earned.

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