International Ambassador Program

Ambassador Program Overview
Through an exclusive arrangement, Boy Scouts of America (BSA) and international travel coordinator BSA Summit Holdings, Ltd. are pleased to introduce the Boy Scouts of America International Ambassador Program. The Ambassador program brings students from China to scout camps in the U.S.A. for a unique educational, recreational, and cultural adventure. BSA and the International Ambassador Program blend the best of Scouting with an exciting university experience focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) opportunities.

BSA International Ambassador Program delivers five key pillars of opportunity for participants:

  • Develop character from a scout camp experience
  • Gain confidence from challenging outdoor activities
  • Cultivate leadership and teamwork skills
  • Peak interests in STEM curriculum
  • Make lifelong friendships in a new environment

Ambassador Program Partners

  • Summit Bechtel National Scout Reserve, part of BSA National Council, in West Virginia
  • West Virginia University
  • S bar F Scout Ranch, part of Greater St. Louis Area Council, in Missouri
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • Ransburg Scout Reservation, part of Crossroads of America Council, in Indiana
  • Indiana University Bloomington
  • Camp Maluhia, part of Maui County Council in Hawaii

Who is eligible to participate?
The Ambassador program is open to students in China, between the ages of 12 and 17. Participants will receive certificates of completion for the university and camp portions of the program.

Where to find more information
For additional information or to apply to be a participant, visit

The International Ambassador Program is the only international educational travel program approved by the BSA’s national headquarters. Use of the BSA’s logos, trademarks, emblems, insignia, or other distinctive identifiers to advertise or promote any other travel program is strictly prohibited without written permission from the BSA’s national headquarters.