International BSA

International BSA The BSA International Department works to help Scouts and Leaders from the BSA to experience the bigger picture of Scouting and connect with it through our involvement in the World Organization of the Scouting Movement.
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Find out more about what your Scouts can do to broaden their international experience

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02/24/2021
CBS Evening News with Norah O'Donnell

CBS Evening News with Norah O'Donnell

TRAILBLAZING SCOUTS: Two years after girls were first allowed into the Boy Scouts, some of the first young women are reaching the rare level of Eagle Scout.

Norah O'Donnell spoke with members of the inaugural class about why the milestone is worth more than just a medal. https://cbsn.ws/2Ny03G8

The Queen's Scout Award is the top achievement for Explorer Scouts and Scout Network members in the United Kingdom, The ...
02/23/2021

The Queen's Scout Award is the top achievement for Explorer Scouts and Scout Network members in the United Kingdom, The Scouts. The Queen's Scout Award is linked closely to the Duke of Edinburgh's Gold Award and so many scouts work on both at the same time! Scouts who complete the award are invited to an event at Windsor Castle where the award is presented to them by a member of the Royal Family. The photo shows a Scout being congratulated by Princess Beatrice of York at the event in 2018.

Happy Founder's Day!Robert Baden-Powell, born Feb. 22, 1857, founded the worldwide Scout Movement and therefore is one o...
02/22/2021

Happy Founder's Day!

Robert Baden-Powell, born Feb. 22, 1857, founded the worldwide Scout Movement and therefore is one of the masterminds behind the Boy Scouts of America. 🎂⚜️

#ScoutFoundersDay

02/20/2021
Navigating Your Next International Adventure 2021

Are you ready to learn how to Navigate Your Next International Adventure? ⚜️🌏🚀

Then join us at the Philmont Training Center from June 13-19th, 2021 to find out what you can do with your 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? Find out all this and more at Philmont Scout Ranch!

Registration is open! https://www.philmontscoutranch.org/ptc/ptc-conferences/

Join the Facebook Event👉 https://www.facebook.com/events/653331371995312

Check out our Website💻 https://www.scouting.org/international/international-adventure/navigating-your-next-international-adventure/

We have a history-making moment that you can witness coming up TOMORROW (2/21) with the entire BSA community! We’re goin...
02/20/2021

We have a history-making moment that you can witness coming up TOMORROW (2/21) with the entire BSA community! We’re going to be celebrating the inaugural class of female Eagle Scouts during a special Facebook Live on 2/21at 8pm EST/7pm CT. 🦅⚜️🙌

Don’t miss this opportunity to join us and fellow Scouts across the nation!
RSVP to watch with us ➡️ https://fb.me/e/67h9KmXou
Details at www.scouting.org/bethechange

#BeTheChange #EagleScouts #FemaleEagleScouts #NESA

History is being made in Baltimore as 17 local teens are celebrated as some of the nation’s first female Eagle Scouts. ⚜...
02/18/2021

History is being made in Baltimore as 17 local teens are celebrated as some of the nation’s first female Eagle Scouts. ⚜️🦅🙌

These 17 women are among hundreds of young ladies that make up the Inaugural Class of female Eagle Scouts across the country and are the first in the greater Baltimore area to achieve this milestone.

Read more here: https://scoutingwire.org/nbc-nightly-news-features-members-of-inaugural-class-of-female-eagle-scouts/

Find more details on “Be the Change” here: www.scouting.org/bethechange.

Next up in our series of International awards is Scouts Canada's Queen's Venturer Award! Scouts Canada is divided into f...
02/18/2021

Next up in our series of International awards is Scouts Canada's Queen's Venturer Award! Scouts Canada is divided into five program sections, Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts, Venturer Scouts, and Rover Scouts. Each section has its own top award, but the Queen's Venturer is perhaps the most recognizable.

The Queen's Venturer Award can be earned by Venturers (ages 15-17) by completing a personal progression review, 60 community service hours, planning a service project (similar to an Eagle Project), and achieving 24 stages in the Outdoor Adventure Skills which are outdoor skills awards that can be worked on by any scout in Scouts Canada, regardless of their section. All top section awards require progress in the OAS. A youth who earns the Queen's Venturer is usually not only recognized in a ceremony by their local scout group but also by the local or provincial government in a ceremony with every youth who earned the award in their area during the year. In fact, the photo used for this post is from such an event in 2017 where award recipients from all over British Columbia were recognized by the Lieutenant Governor!

A HUGE Congratulations to Jenn Hancock who received the Boy Scouts of America's Silver Buffalo Award. Not only is Jenn a...
02/17/2021

A HUGE Congratulations to Jenn Hancock who received the Boy Scouts of America's Silver Buffalo Award. Not only is Jenn a member of the International Committee but she serves on the BSA's Executive Board and is the Chair of the Program Development Committee. Congratulations Jenn! ⚜️

The Silver Buffalo Award, created in 1925, is bestowed upon those who give truly noteworthy and extraordinary service to youth. This award, Scouting's highest commendation, recognizes the invaluable contributions that outstanding American men and women render to youth.

Not only is Isabella going to be a part of the inaugural class of female Eagle Scouts, she worked tirelessly for a speci...
02/17/2021

Not only is Isabella going to be a part of the inaugural class of female Eagle Scouts, she worked tirelessly for a special distinction: earning EVERY SINGLE MERIT BADGE! Not only that, Isabella was one of 13 Scouts that delivered BSA’s Report to the Nation last year. That is some major hard work and dedication! ⚜️🦅

Learn more about Isabella and the 12 other Report to the Nation Scouts: http://bit.ly/3jhRXgc

Join us on YouTube or Facebook Live for Be the Change, a national celebration honoring Eagle Scouts on Sunday 2/21 at 8pm EST/7pm CT.

RSVP at https://fb.me/e/67h9KmXou Details at www.scouting.org/bethechange

#BeTheChange #EagleScouts #FemaleEagleScouts #NESA

Awards and recognition are a major part of Scouting in the BSA and around the world. These next few weeks we are going t...
02/16/2021

Awards and recognition are a major part of Scouting in the BSA and around the world. These next few weeks we are going to explore some of the awards that are unique to different National Scouting Organizations. ⚜️🥳

From the Scouts of Spain, ASDE Scouts de España, the Silver Lynx is the highest recognition of the Spanish Scouting Federation (NSO). It is awarded to those scouts who in their work have offered selfless service, good disposition, and a contribution to scouting in Spain. 🇪🇸

Check out these Air Scout patches from around the world! The BSA ended its formal Air Scout program in the 1940's, but t...
02/15/2021

Check out these Air Scout patches from around the world! The BSA ended its formal Air Scout program in the 1940's, but there are still lots of Aviation opportunities in our modern programs.

Do you know any Air Scouts abroad?

Happy Valentine’s Day 💟🥰
02/14/2021

Happy Valentine’s Day 💟🥰

A different kind of knot tying for Scouts! 💍 Daniela & David met at a Scout assembly in Venezuela 3 years ago and got engaged last year. 💗 Without a doubt, these are 2 Scout Leaders dedicated to creating a better world... together! 👫 Tag your #ScoutValentine below! ⚜️

💜 Happy Valentine's Day, #Scouts. 💜 May you celebrate love every day in every way.

📍 Venezuela
📸 IG @travelerscout

John-Aaron Bozanic, a Scout from California had a goal of picking up 1,000,000 Pieces of Trash and invited Scouts from a...
02/12/2021

John-Aaron Bozanic, a Scout from California had a goal of picking up 1,000,000 Pieces of Trash and invited Scouts from around the World to help! He ended up surpassing his goal and inspired thousands of Scouts to take action to clean up their communities. What an amazing Messengers of Peace BSA initiative! ⚜️🕊🥳

Here are the stats ♻️:
Pieces of Trash: 1,215,414
Pounds of Trash: 229,342 (104,246 Kg)
Participants: 10,259
Hours: 25,278
Countries: 29

"Scouting has taught me a lot. One of the biggest things I’ve taken away is that no matter how large the project is, or how widespread the impact, it takes one person to begin the process. I knew that if I could at least start it off, I had people to support me and help us all succeed for the rest of the project." Congratulations John-Aaron! 🙌

February 11th is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. This year's theme is "Women Scientists at the fore...
02/11/2021

February 11th is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. This year's theme is "Women Scientists at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19". ⚜️🧬🔬

Meet Lucy, in addition to being an Explorer Scout Leader in the UK, she works as a Specialist Pharmacist in Clinical Trials & Pediatrics. Working for the NHS she supports the setup and delivery of clinical trials, researching new and existing medication to improve treatments available for a wide range of health conditions - from cancer to Covid-19. She also specializes in pediatric medicine, working to ensure children receive the safest, appropriate, and effective drug treatment.

Today we are celebrating all the female scouts around the world who are pursuing careers in science, especially those working on the Covid-19 pandemic.

#womeninscience

Congratulations to Aven Alexander, our National Sea Scouts BSA Boatswain on earning the rank of Eagle Scout and joining ...
02/08/2021

Congratulations to Aven Alexander, our National Sea Scouts BSA Boatswain on earning the rank of Eagle Scout and joining the inaugural class of female Eagle Scouts! 🦅⚜️🥳

Aven is from the East Texas Area Council, BSA, for her project she got a sign made for her high school gym with the school song on it. The sign is hanging in the gym now and will serve the students and staff in promoting school spirit! She has also earned the Quartermaster Award, the highest award in the Sea Scout program, Bravo Zulu!

Join us for a celebration of service, leadership and the groundbreaking accomplishments of the first female Eagle Scouts.

February 21, 2021
8 pm ET / 7 pm CT / 6 pm MT / 5 pm PT
Facebook Live and YouTube

Details at: https://www.scouting.org/bethechange/

World Organization of the Scout Movement - WOSM
02/08/2021

World Organization of the Scout Movement - WOSM

Did you know that Carl Gustaf, HM King of Sweden is a proud Scout? ⚜️ He has a message of congratulations for Scouts as we recognise an incredible 2 BILLION hours of community service towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). ⤵️

"In my capacity as Honorary Chairman of the World Scout Foundation, I wish to congratulate you all on passing the incredible milestone of two billion hours of community service through the Messengers of Peace programme.

I thank you for your commitment and good work and I wish you all the very best for this coming year. And don't forget to be a proud members of worldwide Scouting.

Very well done Scouts!

Carl Gustaf
H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden"

#MessengersOfPeace #Scouts4SDGs #GlobalGoals Global Goals for Sustainable Development

Happy Birthday BSA! ⚜️🥳
02/08/2021

Happy Birthday BSA! ⚜️🥳

Happy birthday Boy Scouts of America!

We had all hoped it would not come to this, but on Sunday 31 January 2021, the KISC Committee had to regretfully decide ...
02/05/2021

We had all hoped it would not come to this, but on Sunday 31 January 2021, the KISC Committee had to regretfully decide to reduce the Centre’s activities and offered services to a minimum as per 1 March 2021.

Unfortunately, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on international travel and the financial outlook for 2021 (especially summer) are such that KISC’s long-term future cannot be guaranteed without further measures at this stage.

Read the full announcement from Kandersteg: https://www.kisc.ch/news/covid-19-temporarily-limited-services-kisc?fbclid=IwAR3FuN0CM_j2YabaAsLLWDhg2qp7tSTXyXXQpa5DV-vi4R9sUKz1RzaLXL8

Scouts have now contributed an astonishing 2️⃣,0️⃣0️⃣0️⃣,0️⃣0️⃣0️⃣,0️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ (2 Billion) hours of community service thro...
02/04/2021

Scouts have now contributed an astonishing 2️⃣,0️⃣0️⃣0️⃣,0️⃣0️⃣0️⃣,0️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ (2 Billion) hours of community service through the Messengers of Peace Initiative to improve the sustainability of our planet by promoting peace, acting as environmental leaders, and championing equality around the globe.

Our next goal is to DOUBLE this! 👏 Let's reach 4 billion hours of community service by 2030!

Read more ⚜️: https://www.scout.org/scouts-2-billion-hours-service

Can't wait to get back outdoors? Check out what these Hungarian Scouts are up to! 🇭🇺⚜️📸: @hungarian_scouts
02/01/2021

Can't wait to get back outdoors? Check out what these Hungarian Scouts are up to! 🇭🇺⚜️

📸: @hungarian_scouts

We would like to congratulate Bray Barnes who will serve as the Vice-Chair for the International Committee overseeing th...
01/31/2021

We would like to congratulate Bray Barnes who will serve as the Vice-Chair for the International Committee overseeing the Promotions to Scouts Pillar! ⚜️🌏

Bray is a member of the Boy Scouts of America's National Executive Board, the National Eagle Scout Association Committee, and is also a member of the Learning for Life National Executive Board serving as the National LFL Vice Chairman-Career Development responsible for the 12 Exploring Career Groups. He previously served as the World Chairman for the International Catholic Committee on Scouting, headquartered in Rome, and has been recognized by the Royal Family of the Kingdom of Saudi Araba with the Messengers of Peace Hero Award for his work in promoting peace through the World Organization of Scout Movement (WOSM) Messengers of Peace program. He Conferred the Papal Honor of Knight Commander, Pontifical Order of St Gregory the Great by His Holiness Pope Francis I.

Congratulations Phil!
01/31/2021

Congratulations Phil!

We would like to congratulate Phil Krajec who will serve as the new Messengers of Peace Chair for the Boy Scouts of America! ⚜️🕊

Phil is the International Representative and a member of the Executive Board of the Northeast Georgia Council where he also serves on the Advancement and Religious Relations Committees. He is a member of the Apalachee and the Exploring/Venturing District Committees, member and past chair of the Archdiocese of Atlanta Catholic Committee on Scouting, NEGA Sea Scout Commodore, Chair of the International Committee of the National Catholic Committee on Scouting, NCCS Region 14 Chair, Southern Region Area 9 Council Venturing Officers Association Associate Advisor, a member of the International Catholic Conference of Scouting Inter-America Region Committee, and Secretary of the International Catholic Scout Foundation.

See you in an hour, Live on this page!
01/30/2021

See you in an hour, Live on this page!

Get ready to learn about Scouting in other Countries! Our International Campfire Talk series returns Saturday!

Nour is from Algeria 🇩🇿and Nadine is from Tunisia 🇹🇳! Join us as we explore the Arab Scout Region! Watch live on Saturday, January 30th at 12pm Central on our page.

Join the event ⚜️👉 https://www.facebook.com/events/164791498769343

Registration is open! Reserve your spot today for the Summer of 2021. Join us at the Philmont Training Center to find ou...
01/29/2021
Navigating Your Next International Adventure | Boy Scouts of America

Registration is open! Reserve your spot today for the Summer of 2021. Join us at the Philmont Training Center to find out what you can do with your Scouts to help them understand that they belong to a much larger Scouting movement!

Learn more ⚜️: https://www.scouting.org/international/events/navigating-your-next-international-adventure/?fbclid=IwAR0vUt6NffaFQLj9SMarbAMCUWYQ6kMZ51OnoRTrZFf7zXjBKvoZxliUljQ

Join us at the Philmont Training Center to find out what you can do with your 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? %

Get ready to learn about Scouting in other Countries! Our International Campfire Talk series returns Saturday! Nour is f...
01/27/2021

Get ready to learn about Scouting in other Countries! Our International Campfire Talk series returns Saturday!

Nour is from Algeria 🇩🇿and Nadine is from Tunisia 🇹🇳! Join us as we explore the Arab Scout Region! Watch live on Saturday, January 30th at 12pm Central on our page.

Join the event ⚜️👉 https://www.facebook.com/events/164791498769343

Scouting and Guiding nominated for Nobel Peace Prize! 🥳☮️⚜️The World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM), together...
01/27/2021

Scouting and Guiding nominated for Nobel Peace Prize! 🥳☮️⚜️

The World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM), together with the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS), have been nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize, recognizing the outstanding contributions of Scouting and Guiding that have empowered hundreds of millions of young people to create a lasting culture of peace in their communities for more than a century.

Check it out 🕊⚜️: https://www.scout.org/scouts-nobel-peace-prize-2021-nomination

Messengers of Peace BSA
01/25/2021

Messengers of Peace BSA

Four scouts from Troop 484 in Gulf Breeze, FL participated in a tree planting service project for tree restoration on January 9, 2021 after the area was heavily affected by Hurricane Sally, the most damaging hurricane to hit the area since Hurricane Ivan in 2004.

Learn more about the Messengers of Peace Award ⚜️: https://www.scouting.org/international/messengers-of-peace/

Rover Scouts in Malaysia support local authorities in rescue efforts after severe rain and floods. ⚜️Severe flooding wen...
01/22/2021

Rover Scouts in Malaysia support local authorities in rescue efforts after severe rain and floods. ⚜️

Severe flooding went on for two weeks and Rover Scouts, together with adult leaders, served as back-up to local authorities who were exhausted and running low with energy due to several days of rescuing people.

Learn more: https://www.scout.org/node/616510

#BeTheChange
01/21/2021

#BeTheChange

In honor of welcoming the historic first class of female Eagle Scouts in February, we will be taking a look into the stories of Eagle Scouts past and present! Be sure to follow along and share your own experiences of your favorite Eagle Scouts.

Join us on YouTube or Facebook Live for Be the Change, a national celebration honoring Eagle Scouts on Sunday 2/21 at 8pm ET/7pm CT. RSVP at https://fb.me/e/67h9KmXou. Details at www.scouting.org/bethechange.

Who here has earned the Eagle Scout Award? 🙌⚜️🦅Congratulations to Ava and Anniston! These two soon-to-be Eagle Scouts fr...
01/15/2021

Who here has earned the Eagle Scout Award? 🙌⚜️🦅

Congratulations to Ava and Anniston! These two soon-to-be Eagle Scouts from Troop 1 of Olive Branch, Miss. (Chickasaw Council), extracted every ounce of experience they could from their Scouting journey. When they become members of the Inaugural Class of Female Eagle Scouts next month, they’ll join other impressive young women whose Scouting journey will help them rise to meet future challenges.

Read more here 🥳👉 https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2021/01/15/how-the-journey-to-the-eagle-scout-award-helped-prepare-these-two-teens-for-what-comes-next/?fbclid=IwAR00cUMa8atiM3UsvcdItIcJPYRuLDh_1Wm_03EJydd5uRkwL5M9MjWJeNA

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- BSA International Contingent (international travel experience in Scouting) - International Scouter's Award (your leadership and international Scouting experience deserve a recognition knot on your shirt) - International Camp Staff Program (bring an international Scout to your Council summer camp staff) - European Camp Staff Program (Scouts can gain a work experience at Scout Centers in Europe) - World Friendship Fund (your $1 can really support many other scouts in the world) - Jamboree On The Air (JOTA) - Jamboree On The Internet (JOTI)

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