SE Corner: Gold Status JTE

Congratulations to everyone. Montana Council achieved Gold Status Journey to Excellence!

This is the top status that a Council can achieve from criteria set by the National Service Center. It is rare for a Council to receive this coveted recognition.

The Council achieved Gold Journey to Excellence (JTE) status in the following areas:

    • Fundraising
    • Endowment
    • Youth Retention
    • Community Service
    • New Unit Organization

The Council also achieved Silver and Bronze in many other areas including:

  • Program Areas
  • Unit Leadership
  • Council Leadership
  • Commissioner Unit Contacts

It took everyone’s efforts to achieve this.  I know we are looking forward to wonderful things in 2020. I thought, however, it was important to recognize the council for this prestigious achievement. Thank you all for your hard work in 2019.

As always, I want to thank our excellent staff, volunteers and the Council Board for their service to the youth of Montana. As I traveled around the state last year, I saw numerous examples of outstanding dedication from everyone to our organization.

Thank you, everyone, and let’s Continue to GROW in 2020!

Yours in Scouting,

Dirk Smith
Scout Executive


Interested in learning a bit more about Journey to Excellence? Visit the official Boy Scouts of America Journey to Excellence page for links to 2020 changes, FAQ and more.