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District Achievers Recognized at Annual CCOCM


Nine districts received Journey To Excellence recognition during the annual Council Coordinated Operating Committees Meeting on Feb. 1 at Maritz, including silver achievers Gravois Trail, New Horizons, Osage, and River Trails. Boone Trails, Egyptian, North Star, Pathfinder, and Sioux were all bronze achievers.

In addition to Journey To Excellence awards, several district were also recognized for additional noteworthy achievements. Ozark Trailblazers led the Greater St. Louis Area Council with 83% of its Boy Scouts at summer camp in 2013. Gravois Trail led the way in unit visits by commissioners with 59%, while New Horizons was tops in youth membership retention at 78%. Pathfinder was tops in the council for its 2013 Family Friends of Scouting campaign with 106.6% of its goal.

Exploring collected top honors for membership growth last year. STEM-related Explorering posts grew 23% while the council's entire Exploring division grew by 26.3%.

Following the awards portion of the morning, the group broke out into operating committees for activities, advancement, camping, development, district chairmen, district commissioners, communications, membership, STEM, and training. The operating committees spent time discussing issues and opportunities within their areas to help the council reach its bold goals for 2014.

District Award Winners

Journey to Excellence- Silver
Gravois Trail
New Horizons
River Trails

Journey to Excellence- Bronze
Boone Trails
North Star

Highest % of Boy Scouts at Summer Camp
New Horizons- 81%
Osage- 81%
Ozark Trailblazers- 83%

Unit Visits by Commissioners
Egyptian- 51%
Osage- 53%
Gravois Trail- 59%

Youth Membership Retention
Boone Trails- 73%
Cherokee- 75%
New Horizons- 78%

Highest % of Family Friends of Scouting Goal
New Horizons- 102.5%
River Trails- 103.5%
Pathfinder- 106.6%

Membership Growth
STEM Exploring Posts- 23%
Exploring- 26.3%