International Adventure

The Blog and Newsletter of the BSA International Committee & Department

The BSA International Committee and Department are committed to telling the story of International Scouting and its positive impact on the members of the BSA who participate in international Scouting events and programs. In an effort to help tell the story as it is happening, we’ve created this blog to help give you stories and important information…as it’s happening!

Do you have a story about how participating in International Scouting events or programs has positively impacted you? We want to know about it! Send us an email at with your story and pictures and we may feature you next.

Navigating Your Next International Adventure

Join us at the Philmont Training Center to find out what you can do with your Scouts to help them understand that they belong to a much larger Scouting movement? Where’s the next World Scout Jamboree? What is a Moot, what is JamCam, and how can my Scouts and I participate? If you would like to know the answer to these questions and more, join us as we help you navigate your next international adventure!

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ICSP 2020 Update

The deadline for BSA local Councils to take part in the International Camp Staff program is coming up on February 15th. BSA local Councils are encouraged to apply now to take part in the International Camp Staff Program for the 2020 camp season.

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William I. Koch Cup: An International Stage for Sea Scout Racing

William I. Koch Cup: An International Stage for Sea Scout Racing Jack Otto, Past National BSA Sea Scout Boatswain, tells us  all about the William I Koch Cup – an international competition for Sea Scouts! Every other year, Sea Scouts from around the world descend on the United States in order to compete against each other. Their week of racing consists of qualifiers, finals, and a ceremony to present the winners with a larger than life silver trophy. In

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Kandersteg Connection

The Kandersteg Connection Your International Scouting Experience is not complete without a visit to Kandersteg International Scout Centre, the Permanent Mini Jamboree, and dream of Lord Baden Powell! Kandersteg [International Scout Centre] has been in Joshua Dick’s DNA since his youth and continues throughout his adult life. Read on to find out how this piece of international Scouting history has impacted his life.  Kandersteg International Scout Centre (KISC) is in Switzerland in a beautiful and breathtaking Alpine setting. The

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International Reflections: A World of Opportunity

International Reflections: A World of Opportunity From a humble beginning to serving as a Youth Advisor to the Interamerican Region, Gus Sanchez reflects on his International Scout Journey and gives his insight into how WOSM works on the Regional Level. I was eight years old and I remember walking into an enormous and loud lunch room with my tray of mediocre school pizza. It was 2001 and I just moved to a completely new school and was forced to

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World Scout Jamboree Stories: Cafe USA

Café USA – More than just Burgers and Fries Seth Griffith’s reflection on his time as the Young Adult Food House (“Café USA”) Coordinator at the 2019 World Scout Jamboree Way more than your typical small-town Café, USA! If you were walking down action point road during the 2019 World Scout Jamboree, you would have heard all the action, fun, and excitement happening in the USA Food House. Café USA had a multitude of options for any Scout and Scouter to

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