2016 Philmont Conference Documents

Scott Teare
WOSM Secretary General

João Gonçalves
World Scout Committee Chair

Dr. Wayne Davis
Africa Scout Committee Chair

Peter Blatch
Scouts Australia
World Scout Committee member

The 2016 Philmont International Representatives Conference, held June 13-17, 2016, was a huge success, with 29 participants. The conference’s international faculty leveraged technology by sending in personalized videos for our participants.


See the resources below that were distributed to the participants. These documents and links may be of use to you in your council’s international programs.

World Organization of the Scout Movement



This presentation will give you an overview of the organization of which the Boy Scouts of America is a member.

World Baden-Powell Fellowship



This is a major program of the World Scout Foundation.

Order of the Condor



This is a major program of the Interamerican Scout Foundation.

International Department Overview



Learn about the responsibilities of the members of the International Department.

World Scout Jamboree



This provides information regarding BSA participation in the World Scout Jamboree, held every four years.

International Representative Overview



Position overview of the volunteer role of council international representative.

Council International Committee



See the basics about starting and maintaining your own council international committee.

International Recognitions/Programs



Learn about the insignia and awards available to recognize a Scout’s involvement in the world Scouting movement.

BSA Scouting Outside of the U.S.



Learn about the support for Scouts outside of the United States continuing on the path to Eagle.

Messengers of Peace/Peace Light



Learn about global service projects and how the BSA is participating.

Traveling Overseas With Scouts



See tips from an experienced Scout leader regarding international travel with Scouts.

Holding a Council-Run International Camp



See a guide from a camp chief with more than 15 years of experience organizing this type of event.

International Camp Staff Program and European Scout Voluntary Program



Provides Scouts opportunities to work in BSA camps for international Scouts and to volunteer in other Scout associations’ camps for BSA members.

BSA Contingent Support



Opportunities for Scouts, Venturers, and volunteers to attend international events.

World Friendship Fund



Local collections of change at unit events turn into grants for Scouts around the world.




Learn about the Kandersteg International Scout Centre in Switzerland.