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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

 

Ukraine Relief Patch – One of our council’s Scouts has organized a patch sale to benefit humanitarian relief efforts in Ukraine. To learn more about patch orders and how this effort can help Scouts earn the Messengers of Peace Award, please click the link below.

 


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.

 


Scholarship Program – The Capitol Area Council International Scouting Committee offers a scholarship program to introduce Scouts of all ages to the excitement of the World Scouting Program. The CAC International Scouting Scholarship program helps scouts in need of financial assistance with up to 50% of the total cost of the program fee. This scholarship ensures that every scout has the same opportunity in World Scouting. 

Here’s how to apply for The CAC International Scouting Scholarship program:

  1. Click here to get the International Scouting Scholarship Application
  2. Complete the application by filling in the PDF and saving it to your computer, or printing and filling by hand
  3. Have your Scout write a Letter of Introduction (by hand or electronically)
  4. Provide a Letter of Recommendation from someone over the age of 18 who know you well
  5. Email the completed Campership assistance request form, Letter of Introduction, and Letter of Recommendation to [email protected], or in person at

Capitol Area Council, BSA
12500 North IH 35
Austin, Texas 78753

Please submit the application and all necessary documents together in one email or one shared folder. Allow 30 days to process your application and schedule the interview with the Scholarship Selection Committee.

 


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