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! Submit your story through this content portal with your story and pictures and we may feature you next.

Profiles in World Scouting – Jean Perea

Welcome to the brand-new Profiles in World Scouting series, where the BSA International Department and Committee will be sharing the stories of leaders in the World Scouting community to engage and inspire Scouts to get involved with the International Scouting

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Unit Guide to World Scouting

Program Ideas for Bringing World Scouting to Units The world came to the United States in 2019 for the 24th World Scout Jamboree. For ten amazing days, more than 45,000 Scouts and Scouters from 170+ countries camped together, forging friendships

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We are Messengers of Peace Blog

When BSA International Commissioner Kent Clayburn and International Committee Vice Chairman Lou Paulson asked me to chair the BSA’s Messengers of Peace (MoP) Committee, I enthusiastically accepted without hesitation. Since it’s inception in the United States in 2011, I had

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My Scouting Life – Brigitte Therivel

When Reece Kilbey asked me if I wanted to write a blog about all I have done in Scouting my first reaction was: “No, I don’t think anybody would be interested”, but then I thought that it would be fun

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Jamboree-on-the-Internet Blog

JOTA-JOTI is October 16-18, 2020! Registration is now open. Blog Post by Greg Wojcicki – BSA JOTI Task Force Chair Here’s your opportunity to take part in the world’s biggest and free, scouting event JOTA-JOTI. Jamboree-on-the-Internet is the world’s largest

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Responsibilities and Tasks of an IR

To learn more about what an International Representative does, resources and everything else check out the IR page.  What does an International Representative do? Blog post submitted by Pat Fountain, International Ambassador Today, let’s take a look at the responsibilities

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Navigate Your Next International Adventure

Learn more about International Scouting Learn more about these International topics   Thank you to everyone who attended our “Navigate Your Next International Adventure” Webinar. For your reference we have uploaded the PowerPoint slides. Click here for the PDF slides

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1,000,000 Pieces of Trash

Blog post by: John-Aaron Bozanic, Crew 774, Orange County Council Previous Next A Scout is clean! One Scout has a goal of picking up 1,000,000 pieces of trash  What’s been done so far? – Updated July 6th, 2020 Pieces:472,584 Pounds: 55,911 Participants: 2,132 Hours: 5,258

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Valentine’s Day Messengers of Peace Project

Blog post submitted by Pamela Higgins Richardson.  The Messengers of Peace program supports community service and encourages Scouts to share their actions with others to help build a global network of service. That is just what Sam Richardson set out

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NSJ2021 International Team

Join the International Team at the 2021 National Jamboree Looking for something awesome to do next summer? Well, get ready to Face the Challenge and join the International Team at BSA’s 2021 National Jamboree. It’s a rewarding experience that you won’t

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IR Vacancy Report

Council International Representative Vacancy Report The following councils do not have an International Representative (IR) on file with our department. If your council is listed below, please nominate an IR to represent your council and help share all the wonderful

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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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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

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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.

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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

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World Scout Moot

Make summer 2022 the stuff of legends and join the BSA contingent to the Moot in Ireland! This is a once in a lifetime opportunity you are not going to want to miss.

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