QualityUnitI like setting goals.  I like knowing what success is and developing a plan to get there.  I use the various Individual and Unit Awards to help assess and develop long term strategic goals for our units, both for the youth and the adults.  We aren’t currently in contention for some of these awards now, but as we build up the leadership components of our units, we are trying to put people and processes into place so that these awards become a regular part of our program.

Not long ago I was sitting with our COR and reviewing the standards that we hope to hit and thought it might be interesting to list out all of the goal sheets that I use:

Leader’s Awards (Minimum standards of training and participation)

Unit Leader Award of Merit (Minimum standards of a Cub / Scoutmaster) – http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/512-003_WB.pdf
Cub Scout Leader’s Training Award (2 year tenure) – http://www.scouting.org/filestore/training/pdf/511-057_WB.pdf
Boy Scout Leader’s Training Award (2 year tenure) – http://www.scouting.org/filestore/training/pdf/511-058_WB.pdf
Cubmaster’s Key (3 year tenure) – http://www.scouting.org/filestore/training/pdf/511-053_WB.pdf
Scoutmaster’s Key (3 year tenure) – http://www.scouting.org/filestore/training/pdf/511-054_WB.pdf

Unit Awards

Journey to Excellencehttp://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/Awards/JourneyToExcellence.aspx
National Outdoor Challenge Unit Awardhttp://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/430-016_WB.pdf
National Summertime Pack Awardhttp://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/33748.pdf
Baptist Unit Award of Excellencehttp://baptistscouters.org/CRITERIA%20FOR%20BAPTIST%20UNIT%20AWARD.doc
National Den Awardhttp://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/34-33.pdf
National Honor Patrol Awardhttp://www.scouting.org/filestore/boyscouts/pdf/512-021_WB.pdf