International Scouting

The mission of our International Committee is to promote interaction between our council’s Scouts and Scouts of other countries.

Since its founding in England by Sir Robert S.S. Baden-Powell in 1907, Scouting has spread to 169 countries becoming the largest voluntary youth movement in the world with more than 40 million members.

The Vision for Scouting, adopted at the 40th World Scout Conference in Ljubljana, Slovenia in 2014, is that by 2023 Scouting will be the world’s leading educational youth movement, enabling 100 million young people to be active citizens creating positive change in their communities and in the world based on shared values.

2019 World Jamboree

24th World Scout Jamboree
Summit Bechtel High Adventure Base, West Virginia
July 21–August 2, 2019
CLICK HERE to register

Earn your way with Popcorn

Scouts registered for the 24th World Jamboree can earn their own way through popcorn sales.  Scouts selling through the Jamobree Troop will earn 50% commission towards their registration.  
For sale orders and more details contact:  Josie Saucedo, WSJ Popcorn Kernel -  jsaucedo45@gmail.com
Additional information for popcorn sales at www.bsacac.org/popcorn

JOTI (Jamboree on the Internet)

JOTI is held the third weekend in October, and is an event that provides the opportunity for Scouts to talk or email other Scouts all over the world. JOTI a lot of fun, and participation is one of the requirements to earn the International Spirit Award. Imagine emailing a Scout in Australia, or saying Hola! to a Cub Scout in Spain!

Awards

The International Spirit Award is for youth and adult leaders who award seeks to broaden knowledge of international Scouting and increase appreciation and awareness of different cultures and countries.

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.

The Messengers of Peace Award can be earned by Scouts. This prestigious "MoP Ring Patch" is earned by completing a service project that meets the MoP criteria. All Eagle Scout projects will automatically qualify for the MoP award.

Interpreter strips may be worn by Scouts and Scouters who can carry on a conversation in a foreign language or in sign language, write a letter in the foreign language (not required for signing), and translate orally and in writing from one language to another.

The World Conservation Award is for Boy Scouts who have earned the following merit badges: Environmental Science, Citizenship in the World, and either Soil and Water Conservation or Fish and Wildlife Management.  Cub Scouts.  Boy Scouts.   Venturing.

The World Crest is an emblem of the World Organization of the Scout Movement, and may be worn by all registered youth members and adult leaders as a symbol of their membership in a worldwide Scouting brotherhood. A small amount from the sale of each emblem is sent to the World Scout Foundation to help extend Scouting in developing nations throughout the world. This adds an opportunity for each Scout to personally share indirectly in the activities of brother Scouts in other lands. The emblem is worn as a permanent patch centered horizontally over the left pocket and vertically between the left shoulder seam and the top of the pocket.

Resources

Messengers of Peace is a global initiative designed to inspire millions of young men and women in more than 220 countries and territories to work toward peace. Using state-of-the-art social media, the initiative lets Scouts from around the world share what they’ve done and inspire fellow Scouts to undertake similar efforts in their own communities.

One of the Messengers of Peace projects that originated during the Interamerican Leadership Training is the Trees for the World project. Trees for the World is an international Messengers of Peace project for any Scout around the world, in which each Scout can plant a tree on the Saturday after Earth Day. Currently, there have been commitments from Scouts all over the world. This year, the planting days is scheduled for April 26.

World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) is a federation of more than 160 recognized national Scout organizations.

International Department sponsors varied programs throughout the year that are geared to enhancing the international Scouting experience for participants.

BSA's International website

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