International Ambassador Program

Ambassador Program Overview
Through an exclusive arrangement, Boy Scouts of America (BSA) and international travel coordinator BSA Summit Holdings, Ltd. are pleased to introduce the Boy Scouts of America International Ambassador Program. The Ambassador program brings students from China to scout camps in the U.S.A. for a unique educational, recreational, and cultural adventure. BSA and the International Ambassador Program blend the best of Scouting with an exciting university experience focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) opportunities.

BSA International Ambassador Program delivers five key pillars of opportunity for participants:

  • Develop character from a scout camp experience
  • Gain confidence from challenging outdoor activities
  • Cultivate leadership and teamwork skills
  • Peak interests in STEM curriculum
  • Make lifelong friendships in a new environment

The success of the International Ambassador Program’s inaugural program in 2015 led BSA to expand and improve the program for Summer 2016.

Ambassador Program Partners
Summit Bechtel National Scout Reserve, part of BSA National Council, in West Virginia
West Virginia University
S bar F Scout Ranch, part of Greater St. Louis Area Council, in Missouri
Washington University in St. Louis
Ransburg Scout Reservation, part of Crossroads of America Council, in Indiana
Indiana University Bloomington

2016 Program dates
Summit Bechtel Reserve Session One: July 13 – July 26
S bar F Scout Ranch: July 11 – July 23
Ransburg Scout Reservation: July 18 – July 30 Summit Bechtel Reserve Session Two: July 20 – August 2

Who is eligible to participate?
The Ambassador program is open to students in China, between the ages of 12 and 17, and adults over the age of 18 who are interested in serving as chaperon or translator. Participants will receive certificates of completion for the university and camp portions of the program.

Where to find more information
For additional information or to apply to be a participant, visit

The International Ambassador Program is the only international educational travel program approved by the BSA's national headquarters. Use of the BSA's logos, trademarks, emblems, insignia, or other distinctive identifiers to advertise or promote any other travel program is strictly prohibited without written permission from the BSA's national headquarters.