Boy Scout Troop 717 has earned the Quality Unit Award for 2002
The Quality Unit Program was introduced in 1986. The Quality Unit program is a BSA
consolidated effort to recognize for the first time publicly, units, Districts, Councils
and Regions that have met the narrow requirements established on a charter year basis.
The eight categories for the unit-level award, six of which would quality a unit for this award, are
membership, adult leadership and training, camping/outdoor activities, youth advancement, committee
meetings, service projects, Boys' Life, and assistant or youth leadership. The requirements
depend on the type of unit (Cub Scout Pack, Boy Scout Troop, Varsity Scout Team, Explorer Post or
Ship, Career Awareness Exploring unit) and those requirements change every two years to reflect
Units who meet or surpass their unit goals receive a special flag streamer and receives permission
to purchase plaques, pins and these emblems to be worn below the Patrol medallion (or below either
of the other unit awards) as a permanent award. In 1990, the BSA revised the Quality Unit program
to only allow the last Quality Unit Award earned to be worn.
These awards are the indicators of a quality program and should be earned by units, districts and
councils that have achieved a level of quality programming during a past year. By wearing these
emblems other members and units can see this special achievement status by the best of our units to
which they belong to.