Scouting is happening all around the world – there are National Scout Organizations representing their home countries and delivering the promise of Scouting in virtually all areas and regions globally. The BSA International Department works to help Scouts and Leaders from the BSA to experience the bigger picture of Scouting and connect with it through our involvement in the World Organization of the Scout Movement.

Check out the topics below to learn more and find out where your adventure will begin!

Travel & Events

International Scouting offers a world of opportunity. Whether you’re looking for an international adventure or want to find out more about how to hold an international event in your council, we’ll help make sure you’re ready. 

Tools & Resources

There are a lot of different aspects of international Scouting. Don’t worry- we’re here to help! Along with your Council International Representative, this is a great place to start to find out all there is to know about International Scouting.

Jamboree on the Air – Jamboree on the Internet 

JOTA-JOTI is the world’s largest digital Scout event taking place online and over the air. The educational event brings together more than 2 million Scouts every year in October for a weekend of Scouting and friendship. Click the picture for more resources, and register here

International Representatives

Looking for help locally? We can help! International representatives are appointed to help local councils navigate the adventure of international Scouting. From training to awareness, they are the go-to person at a local level.



Messengers of Peace

What is Messengers of Peace?
The program aims to highlight this work by supporting Scouts’ community service and encouraging Scouts to share their actions with others to help build a global network of service.

Support World Scouting

The Boy Scouts of America and its International Department have created several avenues of financial support of the world Scouting movement. There are opportunities to support world Scouting at a variety of levels of giving.

Jamboree on the Air – Jamboree on the Internet 
(JOTA-JOTI) is a fun and exciting annual experience for all young people in Scouting using the widest range of technology communication channels to educate, promote cultural awareness, develop tolerance, as well as enhance sharing, collaboration and teamwork, along with building a sense of belonging to the worldwide Scout Movement. It is a “travel-free” Jamboree that takes place wherever you are in the world. Click the pictures for more info. 

The World Organization of the Scout Movement

The World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) is a confederation of 170 national Scout organizations. WOSM was formed to encourage the Scouting movement throughout the world by promoting unity and understanding of its purpose and principles and by supporting its expansion and development. Three main bodies make up the WOSM: the World Scout Conference, the World Scout Committee, and the World Scout Bureau. In addition to the three main divisions, six regional conferences and committees of the WOSM meet regularly to implement decisions and policies locally. For abrief explanation of WOSM and its governing bodies, click HERE