The Northeast Iowa Council has just learned that it was tied for the #1 Boy Scout Council in the United States out of 261 Councils across the country as measured by Journey to Excellence Scorecard.
Journey to Excellence is a tool used by the BSA to measure progress and program quality in 18 different criteria including fiscal health, membership growth, and program quality. The council has historically scored in the top 10 councils, and this year achieved the #1 ranking. Scouting continues to be very strong across the council territory and has strong community and volunteer support.
The Scouting program is administered by six paid staff and delivered thru 1,048 volunteers who demonstrate a strong commitment to developing youth thru a values-based program. Scouting teaches leadership and values through an outdoors based program model helping youth to grow and develop into the future leaders of our community. The Northeast Iowa Council is proud of this monumental accomplishment and looks forward to serving our community with a tremendous program for families.
To learn more about how your family can get involved with Scouting visit scoutsiowa.org.