Troop 270 Earns Journey to Excellence Award

Published 2:43 pm Thursday, January 25, 2024

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By Britt Brinson

Cordele Boy Scout Troop 270 has earned the Journey to Excellence Gold Award for the eleventh year in a row.  The Journey to Excellence program began in 2013 to recognize units that are offering a good to excellent program for the youth that they serve..

A Troop must meet a series of benchmarks to attain the Gold Award.  These include Planning & Budget, Building Scouting, Retention, Webelos-to-Scout Transition, Advancement, Short-Term Camping, Long-Term Camping, Service Projects, Patrol Method, Leadership & Family Engagement, and Trained Leadership.

The Troop must score at least 1000 points in 8 of 11 categories to earn Gold.  There are also Bronze and Silver Awards.