International Programs

Scouting began in England in 1907, based on the ideas of founder Sir Robert S.S. Baden-Powell and his book Scouting for Boys. The book and program proved to have universal appeal for boys and quickly spread worldwide. The Scouting program spread around the world until it became what it is now—the largest voluntary youth movement in the world, with a membership of more than 40 million.

A member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement, the Boy Scouts of America was incorporated on February 8, 1910, by W.D. Boyce. Through the BSA’s International Department, American Scouts and international Scouts are provided a common resource of programs, funding, and training that increases and enhances their experience in the brotherhood of Scouting.

The Committee represents Longhorn Council for International Scouting Programs. The Committee communicates International Scouting information and opportunities. The Committee provides programs and information for the Council through Displays, Presentations, and Exhibits.

Upcoming Events

2017

Oct. 21–22
Nov. 17-19
Giu Vung 21, Bovay Scout Ranch, Navasota, TX
2018
Mar. 13 Africa Scout Day
May 18-21 European Intercamp, St Truiden, Belgium
Jul. 23 – Aug. 1 Kanderstag Summer 2019 Rover Week Information (for Venture Crews only)
Jul. 23 – Aug. 2 Roverway,  Zeewolde, Netherlands (for Venture Crews only)
Jul. 27 – Aug. 5 3rd Interamerican Scout Moot / III Moot Scout Interamericano
Sep. 21 International Day of Peace
Oct. 19-21 61st Jamboree on the Air / 22nd Jamboree on the Internet
2019
Jul. 22 – Aug 2 24th World Scout Jamboree / 24e Jamboree Scout Mondial

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Front page of the January 2016 issue of International Adventure.

Click on the image to read the January 2017 issue of International Adventure. Be sure to check out the upcoming events!

International Opportunities for Scouts

International Camp Staff Program

European Camp Staff Program

International Youth Exchange

National Jamborees of Other Countries

World Jamborees

Contact: Ed Richards, PhD, 817-992-2730 or ehr5005@sbcglobal.net

International Scouting Awards

International Spirit Award

– A Special Recognition that can be Earned by Scouts of All Ages, Including Adults.

– Requirements vary by rank, but can include:

– Earn the Boy Scout or Venturing World Conservation Award.

– Earn the Citizenship in the World Merit Badge.

– Participate in Jamboree-on-the-Air or Jamboree-on-the-Internet.

– Complete three of the 10 Experience Requirements.

World Conservation Award

Scouts are eligible to receive the World Conservation Award after completing the requirements for the following Merit Badges: Environmental Science, Citizenship in the World, and either Soil and Water Conservation or Fish and Wildlife Management.

Interpreter Strip

A Scout wearing the interpreter strip must be able to carry on a conversation in a foreign language or in sign language, write a letter in the foreign language, and translate orally and in writing from one language to another.

Messengers of Peace Ring Patch

International Scouter’s Award

Asian American Spirit of Scouting Service Award

Misc

International Programs Slideshow Presentation

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