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 when it comes to find out all there is to know about International Scouting.
Council "Tool Box"
While your Council’s International Representative is your best option for getting help locally, here’s a list of resources to help you with some topics that are frequently asked about.
- The Council International Representative Page – A great resource for Council International Representatives
- Unit Guide to World Scouting – This guide is intended to give unit leaders ideas on how to incorporate World Scouting experiences into their program, ranging from activities to do at a unit meeting, to international travel opportunities.
- BSA Scouting Outside of U.S. – Moving outside of the USA? Here’s how to stay involved in the BSA
- International Calendar – Get connected with different International events at the local, National, Regional, and World levels.
- International Representative Conference – A great training opportunity for international Scouting.
- World Scouting Information – A brief summary and history of WOSM and it’s governing bodies.
- International Letter of Introduction – for more information about ILI’s and events visit the Travel and Events page.
- Inviting Internationals to Camp – Also available on the Travel and Events page!
International Adventure Newsletters
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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. Connections between Scouts are made over amateur-radio links and internet.
European Scout Voluntary Program
Are you 18-30 years of age and interested in volunteering at a summer camp in Europe? Find out more about this great opportunity!
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 ).
Donations & Grants Resources
Insignia, Awards and Recognition Resources
- International Spirit Award
The International Spirit Award is a temporary emblem that is awarded to registered Scouts and Scouters who have completed the necessary requirements, have gained a greater knowledge of international Scouting, and have developed a greater appreciation and awareness of different cultures and countries. Upon completion of the award application, the International Spirit Award emblem (sku # 655929) can be purchased through the BSA National Supply Customer Service team by emailing this completed application to NDCSupply.Orders@scouting.org along with your contact phone number or by taking this form to your local Scout Shop, where they can order this award emblem for you. Please note, this is a restricted item only available through the National Supply Customer Service, or through your local Scout Shop with required paperwork.
Please fill out the application with the date that each requirement was completed. All requirements must be met within 5 years from the start to completion of the award.
- International Scouter Award
- The International Scouter’s Award encourages Scouters to broaden their involvement in Scouting through participation in world Scouting activities and recognizes Scouters for their contributions to world Scouting.
- Earned and distributed at a local council level.
Links for Even More info!
Be sure to check out the Travel and Events page for up-to-date info on how you can get ready for travel or get involved!
- 24th World Scout Jamboree
Navigate Your Next International Adventure
Join us on Wednesday, June 17th, at 7:30 p.m., U.S. Central Daylight Time, via Facebook Live, for a fun-filled, informative session that will whet your appetite to learn more about the wonderful world of International Scouting. More information here.