Journey to Excellence District Award - Gold - 2017

"Scouting's Journey to Excellence" is the BSA's council performance recognition program designed to encourage and reward success and measure the performance of our units, districts, and councils. It replaced the Centennial Quality Awards Program as a means of encouraging excellence in providing a quality program at all levels of the BSA."

"Excellent" work, Lake Minnetonka District!

 Congratulations to all Lake Minnetonka units that achieved a JTE level status for 2017. Of the 66 units within the Lake Minnetonka District 25 (38%) achieved Platinum, 18 Gold (27%), 6 (9%) Silver, and 0 Bronze. There were 17 units that did not achieve any of the levels. Of those 17 units, 15 would have succeeded in achieving a level if the charter had been turned in by the November 15th deadline.

Scoutings Journey to Excellence Program

Lake Minnetonka District Key-5

Units may purchase their GOLD and SILVER patches at the Scout Shop. Units earning the PLATINUM level may place an order for their patches through the Council Service Center. Platinum is a Northern Star Council ONLY level and is not carried by the Scout Shop.

Again, congratulations to all units for the effort you put into the JTE. By following the guidelines you are ensuring a quality program for your youth.

Information about the 2018 JTE will be released in the next month or two.

Yours in Scouting (YIS)

Allan Arntson
District Commissioner

Congratulations to the Units that Qualified for Journey to Excellence 2.0 in 2017

 192    391
202 409
209 429

283 477
285 481
292 537
295 539
297 577
301 586
303 589

327 702

*We continue to work with some units.



Gold Award

Silver Award

Bronze Award 


Please remember that this is a unit self-improvement tool and is not to be used for other purposes such as unit-to-unit competition as we are trying to foster growth in all our units. We encourage units that did not qualify - or that qualified for lower levels - to contact those units that qualified for gold to find ways to improve their program so they can qualify for a higher level in 2018 as well.

Allan Arntson - District Commissioner
Jacob Stoneifer - Community Relations Executive

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