Archive | November, 2010

Update: Scouting’s Journey to Excellence to Replace Centennial Quality Recognition Program

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Update: Scouting’s Journey to Excellence to Replace Centennial Quality Recognition Program

Posted on 24 November 2010 by Dan

Post Updated with links to the requirements on National’s websites (most up to date version), Ship Requirements, and recordings of the Webinars.

Scouting’s Journey to Excellence is the new performance recognition program for Councils, Districts, and Units.  This program replaces the Centennial Quality Recognition program.  The BSA Journey to Excellence program uses a balanced approach and key performance indicators to measure performance versus process, encourage and reward success, and achieve the mission.

Information on Scouting’s Journey to Excellence on the National Website:

Here are the 2011 Journey to Excellence Requirements:

     – Journey to Excellence Criteria – Packs

     – Journey to Excellence Criteria – Troops

     – Journey to Excellence Criteria – Crews

Journey to Excellence Criteria – Ships

     – Journey to Excellence Criteria – Districts

     – Journey to Excellence Criteria – Councils

Performance measures already being considered for inclusion in the 2012 council performance recognition program will involve collecting feedback and improved scores on customer satisfaction surveys sent to parents, youth members, and charter partners.

Journey to Excellence Unit / District Webinars
In order to assist with the rollout of Scouting’s Journey to Excellence program, the BSA Mission Impact Department hosted a series of webinars intended for District and Unit level volunteers. Here are the links to the recorded webinars:
>Council Webinar
>District Webinar
>Crew Webinar
>Troop Webinar
Pack Webinar

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Boy Scouts Place 4900 Flags

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Boy Scouts Place 4900 Flags

Posted on 13 November 2010 by Dan

Boy Scouts from Troop 1 in Toms River, NJ, place 4900 flags outside the Ryan Funeral Home in commemoration of each of the soldiers who were killed in the Iraq war.


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Boy Scouts Honor Veterans with Service Project

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Boy Scouts Honor Veterans with Service Project

Posted on 12 November 2010 by Dan

A local Boy Scout troop cleaned veteran’s tombstones Nov. 11 at Bellingham’s Bayview Cemetery for an annual Veteran’s Day service project.

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The Buzz: Hispanic Initiatives

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The Buzz: Hispanic Initiatives

Posted on 05 November 2010 by Dan

This episode of The Buzz explores the Boy Scouts of America’s commitment to the Hispanic community through a number of measures, including the creation of a team devoted to Hispanic initiatives and the creation of Spanish language marketing and program materials.

Featuring: Marianne Elden from internal communications and Marcos Nava from Hispanic initiatives

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Northrop Grumman Presents Geospatial Data to Philmont Scout Ranch

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Northrop Grumman Presents Geospatial Data to Philmont Scout Ranch

Posted on 04 November 2010 by Press Release

Northrop Grumman Corporation announced the donation of a robust geospatial data set and capability to the Boy Scouts of America in support of their 100th anniversary and to help further scouting education.

Northrop Grumman presented the data to the Boy Scouts at a ceremony at the GEOINT 2010 Symposium in New Orleans on Tuesday, Nov. 2. During this exhibition, Northrop Grumman also used the data to showcase their geo-enterprise on-demand solutions.

The data set, which includes high-resolution Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) data and electro-optical imagery over the Philmont Scout Ranch and Cimarron, N.M., is representative of Northrop Grumman’s complete, end-to-end geospatial capability. The company utilized its airborne collection capability, including sensors and aircraft, its advanced processing capability, and extrapolated key information from the data which will help the Boy Scouts garner a better understanding of their environment while at the ranch. In Northrop Grumman’s continued partnership with the Boy Scouts, the company will be expanding the types of data that can benefit the scouts and use the information for research and development.

“Northrop Grumman is proud to use our technology to deliver this important data to the Boy Scouts of America,” said John Olesak, Northrop Grumman vice president of integrated intelligence systems. “We congratulate the Boy Scouts on their 100-year anniversary and hope that this data will enhance the Philmont experience for Boy Scouts for generations to come.”

The data will be delivered on one of Northrop Grumman’s state-of-the-art geospatial appliances. Partners on the project included ESRI and TerraGo.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, shipbuilding and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit for more information.

SOURCE: Northrop Grumman Corp.

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