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What makes a “Gold” unit?

Volunteer leaders, Scouts and their families have fun together as they participate in the Scouting movement and help to shape a stronger, brighter future for our communities and our country.  The Boy Scouts of America recognizes those Scouting units where Scouts, their families and their leaders make the program stronger and more fun for everyone.  That recognition is the Journey to Excellence Award.  Units can achieve one of three levels of the Journey to Excellence; Bronze, Silver, or Gold.

What makes a “Gold” unit?  A Gold unit is one where Scouts are advancing, leaders are trained and both participate in a variety of outdoor programs.  But it’s more than that.  A gold unit is one where Scouts and their families provide meaningful community service and where Scouts are regularly recognized for their achievements.  Gold units are those that plan and carryout an exciting year-round program that retains Scouts and attracts new youth. 

Does this sound like your unit?  Then you are probably on track to earn the Gold level of the Journey to Excellence.  Way to go.  Your Scouts will be able to proudly wear the Gold recognition on their uniform.  If not, there is no time like the present to get on track. 

2013 Journey to Excellence scorecards:

2012 Journey to Excellence scorecards:

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