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

Interactive Advancement

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:

Activity Logs Recording Activities in Internet Advancement
Activity Logs How Do I Record a Unit Activity Using Internet Advancement
Activity Logs I’m A Unit Leader, How do I Create A Future Internet Advancement Activity So My Unit Members Can Join?
Activity Logs As A Parent Or Youth, How Do I Record A New Activity
Activity Logs How Do I View All Activities For A Single Youth In Internet Advancement
Activity Logs I’m A Unit Leader, How do I Update an Existing Activity in Internet Advancement

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 Scorecards

See JTE Home website:

JTE - District and Council Discontinued for 2020 and 2021

From: John Fenoglio <>; 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.

  • Council and District Recognition Council and District dashboards will not be available after September 18. If a council would like any data from the dashboard, they should gather it prior to that date.

    Council accounting staff will still need to submit month-end data using the LC Month-end GL Transmittal as this is still needed for other financial reporting.

  • Camping Report
    As previously announced, effective August 24, 2020, the national camping data collection process will be discontinued. Known as the “camping report,” this data collection will no longer take place at the national level. The data that is now collected via the NCAP Intent to Operate submission process will be sufficient for national level reporting needs. Councils should continue to track the camping data and statistics that is relevant for their council operations and to support their units.

For additional information contact

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