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

Mission: To promote youth membership growth in the Boy Scouts of America by providing opportunities for Scouts to become active citizens of the world by empowering and equipping local council international activities through effective adult volunteers who support World Scouting.

07/17/2020
Meet Lucas, a Scout from Brazil

Meet Lucas, a Scout from the Scout Association of Brazil ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท (Escoteiros do Brasil). Lucas will be a presenter during our International Campfire talk on July 26th at 6pm Central.

Learn about Scouting programs in other Countries/National Scouting Organizations as well as culture, foods, and much more. Scouts can earn credit for the Citizenship in the World Merit Badge requirement 7c. See you there!

Learn moreโšœ๏ธ: https://www.facebook.com/events/2708491422803588/

Save the date ๐Ÿ”ฅ! In two weeks' time we will be joining the European Jamboree 2020 streaming their Virtual Campfire live ...
07/15/2020

Save the date ๐Ÿ”ฅ!

In two weeks' time we will be joining the European Jamboree 2020 streaming their Virtual Campfire live from Sobieszewo Island! Join us on the 28th July at 1pm Central (GMT+2) to celebrate a year until we come together for the European Jamboree โ›บ๏ธ.

The event will be streamed on Facebook and Instagram. We can't wait to see you there ๐Ÿ’š!

Join the on-line event and invite your friends!

https://www.facebook.com/events/2719466611658893/

Do you want to meet Scouts from other countries and earn credit for a Merit Badge? Join us July 26th at 6pm Central for ...
07/09/2020

Do you want to meet Scouts from other countries and earn credit for a Merit Badge?

Join us July 26th at 6pm Central for our "International Campfire Talks" series where every month we introduce you to Scouts from around the World ๐ŸŒŽ. This month we are visiting the Interamerican Scout Region and have special guests, Jimena from Peru ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช and Lucas from Brazil ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท.

Learn about Scouting programs in other Countries/National Scouting Organizations as well as culture, foods, and much more. Scouts can earn credit for the Citizenship in the World Merit Badge requirement 7c. Join us on Facebook Live, see you there!

This Fourth of July Weekend we're taking you back to the firework and light show of the 24th World Scout Jamboree - Nort...
07/04/2020

This Fourth of July Weekend we're taking you back to the firework and light show of the 24th World Scout Jamboree - North America 2019. The theme was "Unlock a New World", it represented the new adventures, cultures, and friendships that were shared during this amazing event. ๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŽ‡๐ŸŒŒ

#ScoutMeIn #InternationalAdventure

A Scout is friendly ๐Ÿ™†โ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธMake friends and memories from all corners of the World ๐ŸŒ with International Scouting. The B...
06/26/2020

A Scout is friendly ๐Ÿ™†โ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ

Make friends and memories from all corners of the World ๐ŸŒ with International Scouting. The Boy Scouts of America is just a small part of a huge Scouting family, 54 million strong.

Learn more about #InternationalAdventure
โšœ๏ธ: https://www.scouting.org/international/

Did you know we are inviting thousands of Scouts from around the World ๐ŸŒ to #2021Jambo?
06/26/2020

Did you know we are inviting thousands of Scouts from around the World ๐ŸŒ to #2021Jambo?

As Scouting is all around the world, the sun never sets on it. This week, #FaceTheChallenge of learning about a Scouting program in another country.

๐ŸŒ… https://jamboree.scouting.org

06/23/2020
Tyler Grey talks about Messengers of Peace

Tyler Grey is the National Venturing, BSA President, and a Messenger of Peace ๐Ÿ•Š๐Ÿ•Š. "The main goal of Messengers of Peace is to inspire Scouts around the World to give back to their community and to create a worldwide network of service."

Tyler joined Venturing at the age of 13 to meet new people and have fun in the wilderness. He is from Boy Scouts of America, Western Los Angeles County Council, and serves as the National Venturing Officersโ€™ Association President.

Learn more about the Messengers of Peace BSA global initiative designed to inspire millions of young men and women to work toward peace.

โšœ๏ธ: https://www.scouting.org/international/messengers-of-peace/

Hear from Ben Beese, a staffer at the 2017 BSA National Scout Jamboree International Exhibit. One thing is for certain, ...
06/22/2020

Hear from Ben Beese, a staffer at the 2017 BSA National Scout Jamboree International Exhibit. One thing is for certain, the 2021 National Scout Jamboree won't be one to miss! #FaceTheChallenge #2021Jambo

"International Scouting is special. There is a magic there unlike anything else. As a member of the 2017 Jamboreeโ€™s International Exhibit Staff, I saw this magic come to life for Scouts young and old. Every day, our small team would uncover our international hub of activity, turn on the music, and welcome Scouts into the World of Scouting."

Read more of Ben's story here ๐Ÿ”—: https://www.scouting.org/international/international-adventure/2017-nsj-international-exhibit-staff-reflections/

Learn more about the International team ๐Ÿ”—: https://www.scouting.org/international/international-adventure/nsj2021-international-team/

Sign up for the Jamboree today ๐Ÿ”—:https://jamboree.scouting.org

Do you want to be a part of the largest Scouting event in the World? Then mark your calendars for October 16-18th, 2020!...
06/19/2020

Do you want to be a part of the largest Scouting event in the World? Then mark your calendars for October 16-18th, 2020!

JOTA-JOTI or Jamboree-on-the-Air ๐Ÿ“ป and Jamboree-on-the-Internet ๐Ÿ’ป is an annual international Scouting event sponsored by the World Organization of the Scout Movement. Each year, during the third weekend in October, Scouts from around the world gather online to learn about other cultures and the activities in which other Scouts participate. They communicate with each other using Internet-enabled devices such as computers, laptops, tablets, and mobile phones. JOTA uses amateur radio to link Scouts and hams around the world, around the nation, and in your own community. Last year, JOTA-JOTI had over 1.5 million Scouts and leaders participate in more than 160 countries!

Check out our updated JOTA-JOTI website!
โšœ๏ธ: https://www.scouting.org/international/jota-joti/

06/18/2020
Navigate Your Next International Adventure

Are you ready to learn more about International Scouting? During this virtual conference, you will be able to hear from key leaders from across the Boy Scouts of America and even from around the world. This introduction into the World of International Scouting is a perfect way to start Navigating Your Next International Adventure!

Submit your Questions during the live stream
๐Ÿ”—: https://forms.gle/ocEaoN1D14HScDUq8

Get ready to Navigate Your Next International Adventure! Join us TONIGHT at 7:30pm Central on Facebook Live. Attending t...
06/17/2020

Get ready to Navigate Your Next International Adventure! Join us TONIGHT at 7:30pm Central on Facebook Live.

Attending this virtual conference will be an excellent opportunity to start planning your future activities and involvement as a Scout around the world.

Check out our event website where you can find the recorded conference after the event!
โšœ๏ธ: https://www.scouting.org/international/resources/navigate-your-next-international-adventure/

Submit your Questions
๐Ÿ”—: https://forms.gle/ocEaoN1D14HScDUq8

We have some very special International guests joining us for the Navigate Your Next International Adventure virtual web...
06/15/2020

We have some very special International guests joining us for the Navigate Your Next International Adventure virtual webinar! Join us Wednesday, June 17th at 7:30pm Central via Facebook Live โšœ๏ธโšœ๏ธ.

Kent Clayburn - International Commissioner & Committee Chair
Andy Chapman - Vice-Chairperson of the World Scout Committee
Diana Carrillo Tiburcio - Youth Advisor to the World Scout Committee
Armando Aguirre - Vice-Chairperson of the Interamerican Committee
Enzo Defilippi - Member of the Interamerican Committee

Questionsโ‰๏ธ submit them here: https://forms.gle/XP473X6zD6kYTrft6

๐Ÿ–ฅFor more information check out our Facebook event and website: https://www.scouting.org/international/resources/navigate-your-next-international-adventure/

Join us on Wednesday, June 17th, at 7:30 p.m., U.S. Central Daylight Time, via Facebook Live, for a fun-filled, informat...
06/10/2020
Navigate Your Next International Adventure | Boy Scouts of America

Join us on Wednesday, June 17th, at 7:30 p.m., U.S. Central Daylight Time, via Facebook Live, for a fun-filled, informative session that will whet your appetite to learn more about the wonderful world of International Scouting.

Join us on Facebook Live to learn more about International Scouting Wanting to plan a Scouting activity that does not take place in the USA? Finding your resources can become very overwhelming when youโ€™re just not sure where to start looking. We are excited to share that on June 17th at 7:30pm (US...

Did you know the 2021 National Scout Jamboree is an International Event? For many Scouters, an International Adventure i...
06/09/2020

Did you know the 2021 National Scout Jamboree is an International Event?

For many Scouters, an International Adventure is on their bucket list, but life, work, and any number of factors prevent that from happening. Being a part of the BSA National Jamboreeโ€™s International Team might just be the next best thing for those yearning to learn about the World ๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒโšœ๏ธ.

Learn more about Jamboree Service Team opportunities and #FaceTheChallenge ๐Ÿ”—: https://bit.ly/Int_Jambo

The World Crest is a Scout emblem that has been worn by an estimated 250 million Scouts since the Scouting movement was ...
06/06/2020

The World Crest is a Scout emblem that has been worn by an estimated 250 million Scouts since the Scouting movement was founded in 1907 by Lord Baden-Powell at the experimental camp on Brownsea Island in the UK. During this camp, he issued the first from of the World Crest, a copper fleur-de-lis badge, to all participants. It is still worn by 54 million Scouts in 216 countries and territories and is one of the worldโ€™s best-known symbols.

Scouts and members of the public often ask how the emblem originated. Lord Baden-Powell himself gave the answer: โ€œOur badge we took from the โ€˜North Pointโ€™ used on maps for orienteering.โ€ Lady Baden-Powell said later, โ€œIt shows the true way to go.โ€ The emblemโ€™s symbolism helps to remind Scouts to be as true and reliable as a compass in keeping to their Scouting ideals and showing others the way.

The crest is designed with a center motif encircled by a rope tied with a reef or square knot, which symbolizes the unity and brotherhood of the movement throughout the world. Even as one cannot undo a reef knot no matter how hard one pulls on it, so, as it expands, the movement remains united.

The three tips of the center fleur-de-lis represent the three points of the Scout Promise. In some countries, the two decorative five-pointed stars stand for truth and knowledge.

The crest is white on a royal purple background. These colors are symbolic as well. In heraldry, white represents purity and royal purple denotes leadership and help given to other people.

The World Crest is an emblem of the World Organization of the Scout Movement and is authorized for wear on the uniform of all member associations as a symbol of membership in a world brotherhood. It is authorized by the Boy Scouts of America to be worn by all adult and youth members as a permanent patch centered horizontally over the left pocket and vertically between the left shoulder seam and the top of the pocket.

Happy World Environment Day!! What are you doing to take care of the environment? For more than a century, the Boy Scout...
06/05/2020

Happy World Environment Day!!

What are you doing to take care of the environment? For more than a century, the Boy Scouts of America has been a leader in conservation. In the next 100 years, Scouting is taking the initiative to a new level โ€” from stewardship to sustainability, and from โ€œleave no traceโ€ to leaving the world a better place. #ForNature

The 16th World Scout Moot was originally due to be held on July 19 โ€“ 29, 2021, however due to the COVID-19 pandemic and ...
05/29/2020

The 16th World Scout Moot was originally due to be held on July 19 โ€“ 29, 2021, however due to the COVID-19 pandemic and clashes with other world events, the planning team, WOSM, and Scouting Ireland have made the decision to postpone until summer 2022.

The exact dates have not been confirmed yet but the event will be held at a similar time in summer 2022.

Check back for more updates and if you have any questions check out the Moot's FAQ page ๐Ÿ”—: http://www.worldscoutmoot.ie/COVID-19-FAQs/

05/27/2020
Messengers of Peace Hero - Katie Hancock

Katie is a Messengers of Peace BSA Hero from California.

The Messengers of Peace Heroes Award was created in 2012 to recognize exceptional Scouts, volunteers, and professionals for their outstanding work in creating a better world. Launched in September 2011, 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.

Visit the Messengers of Peace website to learn more about this global program๐Ÿ”—๐Ÿ•Š: https://bit.ly/Int_Peace

Save the date!!Did you know there is Scouting outside the Boy Scouts of America? Do you want to learn more about Interna...
05/22/2020

Save the date!!

Did you know there is Scouting outside the Boy Scouts of America? Do you want to learn more about International Scouting? Then join us virtually๐Ÿ’ป on June 17th at 7:30pm CDT to Navigate Your Next International Adventure!

#ScoutMeIn #ScoutingAtHome #International #InternationalAdventure

Contest alert ๐Ÿ“ฃ๐Ÿ“ฃThe Interamerican Region is launching a photography contest, the topic is Scouts for SDGs! The idea is t...
05/21/2020

Contest alert ๐Ÿ“ฃ๐Ÿ“ฃ

The Interamerican Region is launching a photography contest, the topic is Scouts for SDGs! The idea is to promote daily actions where we as Scouts, can support the Sustainable Development Goals from home. The SDGs are great tools to plan a Messengers of Peace project! The winners will obtain a grant to cover the fee for the next regional event of their choice, like JamCam!

For more information, rules and ideas visit: https://www.scout.org/photo-contest-scoutiar2020

Scouting in Interamerica- Movimiento Scout en Interamรฉrica

We have just finished our first Zoom International Committee meeting. There is an amazing energy that is coming from bot...
05/21/2020

We have just finished our first Zoom International Committee meeting. There is an amazing energy that is coming from both the committee and Scouting around the World. Our new National Commissioner, Scott Sorrels, summed it up quite well by saying โ€œ The memories of the World Jamboree are very much alive and reverberating around the World.โ€ ๐ŸŒŽโšœ๏ธ

To learn more about the International Committee & Department visit the directory here: https://bit.ly/Int_Committee

One Scout has a goal of picking up 1,000,000 pieces of trash!๐Ÿ•Š๐ŸŒCheck out the Messengers of Peace program which is a glob...
05/20/2020

One Scout has a goal of picking up 1,000,000 pieces of trash!๐Ÿ•Š๐ŸŒ

Check out the Messengers of Peace program which is a global initiative designed to inspire millions of young men and women in more than 220 countries and territories to work toward peace :https://bit.ly/Int_Peace

One Scout has a goal of picking up 1,000,000 pieces of trash!๐Ÿ•Š

So far over 140,330 pieces have been picked up and over 1,000 people have joined in. You can help and be a Messanger of Peace too! Read the article, follow the guidelines, and help the environment! ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒŽ

Find out how you can contribute to the goal and read more here๐Ÿ”—: https://www.scouting.org/international/international-adventure/1000000-pieces-of-trash/

1,000,000 Pieces of Trash

Did you know that the Jamboree welcomes Scouts from all over the World๐ŸŒ? ๐Ÿคธโ€โ™‚๏ธWe're inviting thousands of international p...
05/14/2020

Did you know that the Jamboree welcomes Scouts from all over the World๐ŸŒ?

๐Ÿคธโ€โ™‚๏ธWe're inviting thousands of international participants and Jamboree service team members to #FaceTheChallenge at the 2021 National Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve. Who's going?

Learn more about International Staffing Opportunities and apply for the 2021 National Scout Jamboree today!

๐Ÿ”—: https://www.scouting.org/international/international-adventure/nsj2021-international-team/
๐Ÿ”—: https://jamboree.scouting.org

Looking for something to do next Summer? Join the International Team at the 2021 National Scout Jamboree by welcoming th...
05/12/2020

Looking for something to do next Summer? Join the International Team at the 2021 National Scout Jamboree by welcoming thousands of International Scouts and Scouters at the Summit Bechtel Reserve.

Check out the link below dedicated to International Jamboree Service Team members. Get ready to "Face the Challenge"!

๐Ÿ”—: https://www.scouting.org/international/international-adventure/nsj2021-international-team/

Did you know that the Jamboree welcomes Scouts from all over the World๐ŸŒ?

We're inviting thousands of international participants and Jamboree service team members to #FaceTheChallenge at the 2021 National Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve!

๐Ÿ’ปApply now: https://jamboree.scouting.org

A world of good: Virginia Scouts hold virtual meeting with Scouts from Afghanistan ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซ.At first, the girls of Troop 1345G...
05/11/2020

A world of good: Virginia Scouts hold virtual meeting with Scouts from Afghanistan ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซ.

At first, the girls of Troop 1345G and Troop 2 thought their uniforms were nothing alike. But when the girls started looking closer and explaining what each patch means, they began spotting similarities.

The big one: Scouts in both countries wear the World Scout Emblem, a purple patch that signifies membership in the World Organization of the Scout Movement - WOSM, or WOSM.

The BSA is a proud member of WOSM, and in January 2020, Afghanistan rejoined the movement, becoming its 171st member.

Read more at Scouting magazine: https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2020/05/11/a-world-of-good-virginia-scouts-hold-virtual-meeting-with-scouts-from-afghanistan/

Besides all the great educational resources that Scout organizations have developed for their members so far, they are u...
05/09/2020
From Greece to Iceland, Scouting never stops in times of Corona

Besides all the great educational resources that Scout organizations have developed for their members so far, they are using digital video conferencing tools to stay connected and spread joy.

Since the outbreak of the new coronavirus, CODVID-19 and its rapid spread across the world, serious measures of social distancing have been implemented worldwide. These safety regulations affected Sco

Arrow of Light Cub Scout Dixielynn Waldroup of Gulf Coast Council, BSA, has been spending her time while physical distan...
05/08/2020

Arrow of Light Cub Scout Dixielynn Waldroup of Gulf Coast Council, BSA, has been spending her time while physical distancing by sewing masks in support of local leaders and essential personnel in her community. Dixielynn has already sewn 100 face masks and donated them to those still going to work. Way to be a Messenger of Peace, Dixielynn!

To submit Messengers of Peace projects to be shared on the MoP / International BSA social media channels, go to this link: https://www.scouting.org/international/resources/contentportal/

Arrow of Light Cub Scout Dixielynn Waldroup of Gulf Coast Council, BSA, has been spending her time while physical distancing by sewing masks in support of local leaders and essential personnel in her community. Dixielynn has already sewn 100 face masks and donated them to those still going to work. Way to be a Messenger of Peace, Dixielynn!

To submit Messengers of Peace projects to be shared on the MoP BSA social media channels, go to this link: https://www.scouting.org/international/resources/contentportal/

Address

1325 West Walnut Hill Ln PO Box 152079
Irving, TX
75015-2079

General information

- 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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(972) 580-2000

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