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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

European Jamboree July 27 – August 6, 2020, in Poland

The Theme – ACT! Every Scout and Guide possesses potential to become a driver of social change. So come to the Jamboree to WAKE UP and discover your power! You will interACT with Scouts and Guides of various
cultures, languages and countries. Only a few spots remain for Scouts while International Service Team (IST) positions are wide open. Information on IST positions may be found here. Our International Committee is offering scholarships for up to half the cost. For information about scholarships, contact Lynn Brooks at [email protected]. Apply now for Scout or IST positions here.

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.

International Adventure Planning Course at Philmont

Enroll now for the “Navigate Your Next International Adventure” course at Philmont Scout Ranch from June 14-20, 2020. You will learn the answers to such questions as: What can I do with my Scouts to help them understand that they belong to a much larger Scouting movement? Where’s the next World Scout Jamboree? What is a Moot, what is JamCam, and how can my Scouts and I participate? Visit this page to learn more and register

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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