Troop 103 is proud to have been recognized as a Quality Unit for many, many years running.
In 2011, Scouting's "Journey to Excellence" program replaced the Centennial Quality Unit program. Troop 103 is happy to announce that it earned the Journey to Excellence Award (GOLD) for many years since the new program was announced. Click here for more information about the Troop Performance Recognition Program.
Centennial Quality Unit Awards
In 2007, The National Council began a special 4 year Centennial Quality Unit Award program in preparation for the 100th anniversary in 2010. Again, Troop 103 rose to the challenge and exceeded the new requirements needed to be designated as a Quality Unit for all four years (2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010).
Here is a link to the Centennial Quality Unit Program.
Dr. Joseph H. Riley Award
Dr. Joseph H. Riley interest in Scouting began during the 1920's when he joined the Scouting program of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Hanover and later Troop 3 (now Troop 103, Blue and Grey District). In 1931, he became a member of Troop 78, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Gettysburg. He was a role model for the youth and adults of Troop 78 and the Scouting community at large as he served as Chartered Partner Representative (now titled Charter Organizational Representative) for the Scouting units of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, as well as served concurrently on the former Black Walnut District Committee in numerous responsible positions: Health and Safety Committee and the District Awards Committee. Dr. Riley was involved in Scouting for over 75 years.
In November of 1991, the former Black Walnut District established an award for Scouting excellence in honor of Dr. Riley’s long and dedicated service to Scouting and the youth of the Gettysburg area. The Dr. Joseph H. Riley Award is presented annually at the district recognition dinner to the Scout troop or Venturing Crew determined to be truly outstanding by the district awards committee.
National Catholic Quality Unit Award - Pope Paul VI
Cooperation, development, and program are the key words in the recognition of Catholic chartered units in earning the National Catholic Quality Unit Award - Pope Paul VI. The adult leadership responds to training not only in Scouting lores, but training in Catholic Scouter Development, and religious counseling. The Scouts in each Pack, Troop, Team, and Crew/Ship respond by participating in the religious emblems program respective of their status in Scouting.