International Scouter’s 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.


Applicants must be currently registered adult Scouters of the Boy Scouts of America.

All applicants must receive the approval of their local council’s international committee chairperson or international representative and their council Scout executive.

Complete any six of the following, from at least three of the following categories:

  1. Giving leadership to international Scouting:
    1. Serve as a council international representative for a minimum of two consecutive years.
    2. Serve as a council international committee member or as a member of the BSA’s International Committee for a minimum of three consecutive years.
    3. Serve as a registered adult leader with a Direct Service, Far East Council, or Transatlantic Council unit.
  2. Giving leadership to international events held in the United States:
    1. Host Scouts/Scouters (minimum of three visitors per group) from another country at a local Council camp as part of an official national, council, district, or unit activity.
      *Please note that hosting in private homes is not considered an official Scouting activity.
    2. Serve on the international staff at a national Scout jamboree.
    3. Assist in the International Camp Staff program. Be responsible for bringing a foreign Scout on staff to the council’s summer camp program for two summer camp seasons.
  3. Giving leadership to international events held in other countries:
    1. Serve as an adult leader in a BSA contingent to a world Scout jamboree or Interamerican Scout jamboree.
    2. Serve as an adult leader for a group of BSA Scouts participating in an event held by a foreign Scout association recognized by the World Organization of the Scout Movement. The activity may be an exchange program, camp experience, or a tour activity.
    3. Serve on the international service staff of a world Scout jamboree.
  4. Educating self and others:
    1. Attend an international Scout conference hosted by the International Department. Share what you have learned with others in your council.
    2. Promote international Scouting at a district, council, region, or national event.
    3. Participate in organizing or providing leadership for a BSA Scout activity in another country that involves interaction with Scouts from that country, such as an exchange program, camping experience, or tour activity.
  5. Giving support to international Scouting:
    1. Organize a collection for the World Friendship Fund at two district and/or council events.
    2. Become or recruit a member of the Order of the Condor for the Interamerican Scout Foundation.
    3. Become or recruit a Baden-Powell Fellow for the World Scout Foundation.