JTE News: District Dashboard Monthly Reporting; Council Leadership Criterion Deadline
Monthly Reporting Requirements
The JTE district dashboard went live on Feb. 8 and is displaying scores for the past two years. Many of the numbers are coming from the BSA system, but others must be self-reported. In order for the dashboard to have the most impact, councils are encouraged to develop a system for collecting and reporting the needed data each month. This reporting is done through new tools that are part of the MyScouting toolkit.
The five criteria requiring monthly reporting are:
- District Fundraising Performance
- District Fundraising Manpower
- Chartered Organization Visits
- Unit Performance
- District Committee
Two other district criteria (Market Share and Opportunity to Join) require that total available youth numbers for each district be reported on an annual basis. While council-level figures come directly from ScoutNET, the district values will come from the MyScouting Tools. Many districts reported values last year, but these should be updated for 2014.
Instructions for reporting and updating these data can be found in the District Tools section at http://www.scouting.org/JTE.aspx.
District JTE Data Tool User Guide
District Total Available Youth User Guide
Strategic Plan Requirement
To achieve the JTE silver or gold level in the Council Leadership criterion, councils must have a board-approved strategic plan with plan reports reviewed quarterly for progress. This means that in the first quarter, which ends March 31, councils will have had to review their strategic plan. The same must be done in the second, third, and fourth quarters. Without doing this, the council will not be able to achieve the silver or gold level in 2014.