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Journey to Excellence


When the Boy Scouts of America launched their new strategic plan, a transition was made to a new program to measure unit, district, and council performance. Following the BSA's transition, the national OA committee adopted the Journey to Excellence program to replace the National Quality Lodge program. Journey to Excellence (JTE) places emphasis on continuous improvement. Just as the Boy Scouts of America Journey to Excellence program recognizes each level of the organization (unit, district, council), the OA's program creates Journey to Excellence recognition for chapters, lodges, and sections.

Journey to Excellence Guide

The Journey to Excellence guide will assist lodges in understanding the Journey to Excellence program and how best to develop program plans to achieve the goals.
Download this guide (March 2016 revision)

2017 Chapter Journey to Excellence (JTE)

The assessment of the OA Chapter Performance Recognition Program is managed by the lodge that authorizes and oversees the chapter's work. It also needs to be coordinated with the chapter staff adviser and district committee and/or district executive. Follow your lodge's submission deadlines and procedures.
Download the 2017 Chapter JTE Workbook (Excel)

2017 OA Lodge Performance Recognition Program

2017 Performance Points (PDF)

2018 OA Lodge Performance Recognition Program

2018 Performance Points (PDF)