The Journey to Excellence Conference is the event of the year to renew knowledge, learn current policies, and share experiences in Scouting. All Scouting adults are invited and encouraged to attend. There will be something for everyone at this, the biggest Scout training event of the year! The conference is a one-day supplemental Scout leader training extravaganza! It goes beyond Basic Training for all Scouting adults, providing ideas and how-tos in a wide variety of topics.
How do I sign up for Journey to Excellence Conference?
It would be a good idea to look at the class descriptions and class schedule first and map out which classes you want to take with a couple alternatives and then head on-line to create your schedule!
Where is the Journey to Excellence Conference?
This year's Journey to Excellence Conference will be held at University High School in Spokane Valley, WA.
What is the cost of Journey to Excellence Conference?
$15 if paid on or before November 28, 2012
$20 if paid after November 28th or at the door.
Some classes carry a craft supply fee of $2.00-$5.00.
Fee includes: Coffee or juice in the morning, Full day of training, Lunch, and a collector’s patch.
I haven’t been to Basic Training yet?
No problem! Basic leader training is not a requirement to attend. There are many opportunities to attend basic leader training. For a complete listing of training dates visit our council website at www.NWScouts.org or call us at 509-325-4562.
How do I register?
It would be a good idea to look at the class descriptions first and map out which classes you want to take with a couple alternatives and then head on-line to create your schedule.
Class sessions are limited in size and are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Register early for best choices. Registration MUST be entered on-line no later than November 23rd in order to be considered pre-registered and avoid the late fee. On-site registrations will be accepted; however you will be limited to what classes are available. We strongly encourage everyone to pre-register so that we can best serve you and fit you into classes that interest you.
What classes are being offered?
A wide variety of classes will be offered.
Journey to Excellence Conference Check-In: 8:00am
Opening Ceremony: 8:30am
Classes (5 plus lunch): 9:00 am – 3:00pm
Closing Ceremony: 3:15pm
Display Area: Not only are there classes at the Journey to Excellence Conference, but there’ll be a number of outside organizations sharing opportunities for den and pack activities. Also get information here about summer camp, product sales for fundraisers, and other programs.
Joint Registrations: As much as we would like to meet requests to put people in the same class, it is very difficult to do so. Reservations are handled individually, on a first-come, first-served basis. Although we will try to do so, we cannot guarantee that individuals with identical class selections will be given the same schedule. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
On-Site Registration: Registrations will be accepted on-site, but we strongly advise pre-registration. Pre-registering is invaluable to volunteer Journey to Excellence Conference staff as they plan for the event, and also ensures that you get the classes that most interest you.
Class Schedules: You will create your class schedule as part of the on-line registration process. You will select the classes you want to take. During the online registration process, please choose 5 classes and 1 alternate. The classes are organized by category, be sure to choose the categories you would like to take classes from on the second page. You will be assigned classes based on your choices and availability. Your schedule will be ready for you on the morning of the Journey to Excellence Conference.
What to Wear and Bring: Wear your uniform and comfortable shoes, perhaps a light sweater. Bring a bag or daypack to carry handouts and other trophies and trinkets you pick up. Many people bring cameras or tape recorders. At the very least, bring a notepad and pencil.