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Councils Make Strides In Trained Leaders Achievement In 2013

Councils Make Strides In Trained Leaders Achievement In 2013

Ensuring every youth member is led by a trained leader is critical when it comes to providing “life changing experiences you can’t get anywhere else.”

The year-end figures for the 2013 Journey to Excellence show that 71 percent of the councils in the BSA improved their JTE score in direct contact leaders trained. An additional 48 Gold or Silver councils had slight declines, but maintained Gold or Silver status.

In all, 226 of our councils (81 percent) met the Gold or Silver status for 2013. Thirty-nine more were Bronze. That means that 95 percent, or 265 of our 278 councils, met a JTE standard.

The Heart of America Council, headquartered in Kansas City, was once again #1 overall (and in the Central Region) with 96.99 percent trained leaders!

The rest of the top twelve were:

2. Heart of Virginia (95.26 percent) (#1 in the Southern Region)
3. South Florida (93.76 percent)
4. Rio Grande (92.78 percent)
5. Coronado Area (84.84 percent)
6. Chattahoochee (82.76 percent)
7. Minsi Trails (82.22 percent) (#1 in Northeast Region)
8. Cradle of Liberty (80.37 percent)
9. Chief Seattle (80.00 percent) (#1 in Western Region)
10. Monmouth (78.29 percent)
11. Mount Baker (78.22 percent)
12. Pennsylvania Dutch (78.01 percent)

In 2012, a score of 70 percent made the top 10, but that score would have ranked #17 in 2013.

We still have work to do in ensuring that every Scout has a trained leader, but congratulations to our councils for a great job in getting more leaders trained and maintaining more accurate records!