Council Achieves Journey to Excellence Gold

“Journey to Excellence” is the Boy Scouts of America’s coun-cil performance recognition program designed to encourage and reward success and measure the performance of our units, districts, and councils. It is meant to encourage excel-lence in providing a quality program at all levels of the BSA.

In 2016, and for the first time, the Quapaw Area Council is proud to announce that that the council earned enough points to be recognized as a GOLD LEVEL COUNCIL, the highest award possible.

In addition, the coun-cil improved its over-all score by 300 points over 2015. This included scoring bonus points in cate-gories identified as priorities on the na-tional level.

Journey to Excellence measures indicators such as fiscal management, fundraising, youth advancement, youth camping, membership recruitment, and several others. All factors measured are considered the key indicators of a healthy council, district, or unit and continue to be refined each year.

Congratulations to the countless volunteers, youth members, and staff that worked diligently to provide the best possible Scouting programs to more than 8,800 youth in 2016.