As BSA puts more and more effort into Journey to Excellence as a method for units to assess how they are doing, new tools are cropping up.
If you log into your my.scouting.org account, pull down the menu. Some leaders should be able to see the “JTE Reports.”
This menu option allows you to pull up a report that shows what statistical data that council has received about your unit. The report has several line items numbered as “#1” or “#4.” These numbers indicate a measurement line-item on the JTE system. These lines are very important.
If your unit has reported their advancement properly to council, a statistic showing the percentage of scouts advancing this year will appear. If you have reported your service hours, the total reported to date for the year will appear.
If any of the lines are blank for your unit, where you think your unit has done work, you may want to make sure that you have a person designated to follow up on the missing data.
Service hours are the biggest problem. Units forget to enter the data regularly. If you have questions, look at the National website. Remember we are working for 1 billion service hours in scouting by 2020.
These reports are worth printing out at the end of each quarter, so April 1, 2017 is a good time to take a look at it. Take it to your unit committee to review with other reports like the treasurer’s report. This will make year end JTE reporting simple, since you will have fixed problems each quarter.