Scouting’s Journey to Excellence – Service Hours

Scouting’s Journey to Excellence is the BSA’s planning, performance, and recognition program designed to encourage and reward the success of our units, districts, and councils. It is meant to encourage excellence in providing a quality program at all levels of the BSA.

A service project is a special Good Turn that puts Scout spirit into action. Some Good Turns are big—saving a life, helping out after floods or other disasters, recycling community trash, working on conservation projects. But Good Turns are often small, thoughtful acts—helping a child cross a busy street, going to the store for an elderly neighbor, cutting back brush that is blocking a sign, doing something special for a brother or sister, or welcoming a new student to your school. Anyone can get involved in a Good Turn. If you would like to participate in a service project to benefit your community, contact your local Scouting office.


Remember the importance of reporting service hours contributed in your neighborhood and local community. Your unit’s community service efforts are a key component of your Journey to Excellence score. Information about the program is available on the National Council’s Journey to Excellence page.

JTE scorecards for download.


RECORD HOURS CLICK HERE  Log in to the Service Hours website, and report your hours.


INSTRUCTIONS FOR RECORDING HOURS CLICK HERE Please read the instructions carefully, and if you have any questions please reach out to your District Executive. Be sure to record all hours of youth members, non-youth members, adult leaders, and non-registered adults.


If you don’t remember your login information, please contact your District Executive.


If you need to have a login created, please contact your District Executive. Please remember to include your district name, unit type and number.

Have questions or feedback about this page? Last updated November 14, 2019

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Katie Sheffield