Troop Best Practices

To help units understand the Scouting organization the Crossroads of America Council had developed the Best Practices program. Through a series of Best Practices modules, each district is offering units individualized and focused programs to address their needs in a group setting. There are a variety of topics intended to be selected by units to strengthen their program and help them earn the Journey to Excellence award, which is a good guide for a healthy unit.

Packs, Troops and Crews are the backbone of Scouting. The best units have:
• Active leaders
• A planned program
• A budget
• Trained leaders
• A process where Scouting families help choose activities
• Scouts going to summer camp and have monthly activities

Best Practices Summary
• Using these modules does not replace position training or unit service
• Each module is a short introduction to helpful topics
• Each module shares additional support available to your unit
• Sessions should be 20-30 minutes
• District sessions can be done where your unit meets
• This process helps encourages parents to volunteer at the unit or district level

We hope you enjoy this exciting new program that is designed to provide assistance to units based on your needs and schedule.

Boy Scout Modules - Introductory Level
Building a Great Boy Scout Program and Helping Scouts Fund It      
Module Summary       Presentation

Roadmap to a strong Troop - Journey to Excellence (JTE)    
Module Summary       Presentation

Succession Planning    
Module Summary      Presentation

Transition from Webelos to Boy Scouts     
 Module Summary    Presentation

Troop Program Planning     
Module Summary      Presentation

Understanding Adult Training Requirements and Your Training Path    
Module Summary      Presentation

Use Published Scout Materials to Help Your Troop    
Module Summary       Presentation

Boy Scout Modules - Intermediate Level
Advancement All Year Long!    
Module Summary      Presentation

Every Boy Scout to Camp    
Module Summary     Presentation

Utilizing Technical Resources for Communication and Programming    
Module Summary     Presentation

If you have questions about this program please contact your district executive or Activities and Civic Service Director Ryan Keys at