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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.

Upcoming Activities

Trash the Trash Day

Support Messengers of Peace and Earn a Patch on Scouts Trash the Trash Day! On May 1, 2021, grab a friend or family member and join Scouts around the world and pick up at least one Kilo (2.2 pounds) of trash (or recycling) each. Earn a Scouts Trash the Trash Day patch and with a little extra effort, earn the Messengers of Peace ring.

Citizenship in the World Merit Badge Class – May 1

Scouts who earn the Citizenship in the World merit badge will discover that they are already citizens of the world and that success as a world citizen depends on one’s willingness to understand and appreciate the values, traditions, and concerns of people in other countries.

Scouts attending this merit badge class can have the opportunity to complete Citizenship in the World Merit Badge with some out of class work.  For requirement #7, Scouts will complete by (1.) interfacing directly with Scouts in Kenya through Zoom during the class but (2.) will need to complete the Trash the Trash event occurring May 1, 2021.

Click here to register!

 

World Scout Moot Ireland 2021

This is an international event for young people 18-25 years of age who are members of a National Scouting Organization affiliated with the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM). Scouting Ireland has positions available for the MOOT Planning Team; check out the open roles here.

World Scout Jamboree (WSJ) – Imagine making a friend from India on the way to get water, learning to tie your neckerchief the Swiss way while in line for your next activity, and stumbling into a Welsh party before going to bed. With 50,000 Scouts from 160 countries living side-by-side, a World Scout Jamboree is literally one of the biggest Scouting events in the world! The next World Scout Jamboree takes place in 2023 in Saemanguem, South Korea.

 

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