Program Enrichment

The International Department sponsors varied programs throughout the year that are geared to enhancing the international Scouting experience for participants. Included are such programs as:

Other international events, such as encampments, jamborees, and jamborettes are held in various other countries each year. A list of international events is available from the World Organization of the Scout Movement (http://www.scout.org).

 

The International Camp Staff program provides Scouters from other nations, ages 18 through 30, to serve as international camp counselors in BSA camps and day camps. The council pays a fee to the Boy Scouts of America and provides a salary and camp room and board for the counselor. Click here for more information.

   

The European Camp Staff program is operated by the European Region of the World Organization of the Scout Movement. Members of the Boy Scouts of America, ages 18 through 30, are given opportunity to serve as counselors in European Region Scout camps and training centers. The counselor pays for personal roundtrip air transportation. Room and board are provided in camp in addition to accident and illness insurance. Click here for more information.

   

Jamboree-on-the-Air (JOTA) is a worldwide annual Scouting ham radio event sponsored by the World Bureau of the World Organization of the Scout Movement and held the third weekend in October. Click here for more information.

 

Jamboree-on-the-Internet(JOTI) is an annual Scouting event sponsored by the World Scout Bureau of the World Organization of the Scout Movement. This event utilizes computers and the Internet. Click here for more information.

 

World Scout Jamborees, held every four years, bring Scouts from throughout the world together in a large international encampment, under sponsorship of the World Organization of the Scout Movement. The BSA organizes provisional troops in each of its regions. Information and applications are available from local councils. Registration for the world Scout jamboree must be made through your local council.

 

BSA Contingent Program, as a member of the World Organization of Scouting Movement, the Boy Scouts of America gets invited to many different international/national events in different countries every year. This is a great opportunity for the BSA to connect with the world, upon the interaction with local scouts and scout leaders at those special events. Click here for more information.