Advancement, Journey to Excellence and Unit Commissioner Reporting are not the same. What is counted and how it is recorded is different. Also what data is required to be reported to BSA national changed in August and September 2020.
Activity Logs - Internet Advancement 2 (IA2) - Online Data Collection
Tracking the progress of unit members in the following activities is made fun and simple with the Activities module in Internet Advancement. Best of all – Any service hours recorded in Internet Advancement feed directly into Journey To Excellence (JTE).
- Campouts – Days, Nights, Frost Points
- Hikes – Miles, Elevation Change
- Long Cruises (Sea Scouts) – Days, Miles
- Service Projects – Hours
per Scoutbook Help Knowledge Base , 3 August 2020
Internet advancement is used to collect advancement data OR activity data. If you are using Scoutbook to record advancement you should not be using Internet Advancement to record advancement. (There a few exceptions for data transfer.)
Per the help “Introduction to Internet Advancement (IA)” the following Activity Logs articles are available:
Journey to Excellence (JTE)
District and council JTE for 2020 and 2021 has been discontinued. Unit JTE with scorecards modified for COVID-19 continues. For more about JTE see below and JTE Home website.
There are JTE two reporting periods.
- Scorecards – ending at the end of December.
- Camping – ending at the end of August. ( Reporting to national discontinued in August 2020.)
JTE - District and Council Discontinued for 2020 and 2021
From: John Fenoglio <John.Fenoglio@scouting.org>; Sent: Tuesday, September 08, 2020 4:10 PM
Journey to Excellence Update
Scouting’s Journey to Excellence (JTE) 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.
The BSA recognizes that given the extraordinary circumstances occurring in 2020, benchmarking 2019 to 2020 and 2021 to 2020 is not constructive, therefore, effective immediately, the Journey to Excellence recognition program for Districts and Councils will be discontinued for 2020 and 2021.
The Journey to Excellence Unit recognition program will continue.
The JTE data is valuable information, and to assist with membership data analysis in the future, a new membership reporting tool is under development. This tool will provide councils and districts with key membership data, including gender and ethnic diversity. Stay tuned for details about the rollout of the new tool.
For additional information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
JTE Camping and Cruising
Unit service reporting with the exception of Eagle Scout Service Reports (by Eagle Scout candidates) and Exploring units is now via the new Activity Log (IA2) tool.
Page updated: 9/20/2020