International Spirit Award

International Spirit Award – How You Can Earn It

What is the International Spirit Award?

The International Spirit Award is a temporary emblem that is awarded to registered Scouts and Scouters who have completed the necessary requirements, have gained a greater knowledge of international Scouting, and have developed a greater appreciation and awareness of different cultures and countries.

Where Can I Find the Requirements?

There are specific requirements for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts/Varsity/Venturer and Scouter. There are also experience requirements that apply to everyone. You can find all the requirements and the application at http://www.scouting.org/filestore/international/pdf/130-044_WB.pdf

What are the Cub Scout Requirements?

Here’s the list of Cub Scout requirements. Note that the experience requirements are listed later.

  1. Earn the Cub Scout World Conservation Award.
  2. Learn 10 words that are in a different language than your own.
  3. Play two games that originated in another country or culture.
  4. Participate in Jamboree-on-the-Air or Jamboree-on-the-Internet.
  5. Organize a World Friendship Fund collection at a unit meeting or district roundtable.
  6. Complete two of the 10 Experience Requirements.

What are the Boy Scout/Varsity/Venturer Requirements?

Here’s the list of Boy Scout/Varsity/Venturer requirements. Note that the experience requirements are listed later.

  1. Earn the Boy Scout or Venturing World Conservation Award. Earn the Citizenship in the World Merit Badge. (Alternative for Venturers: Complete the “Understanding Other Cultures” requirement of the TRUST Award.)
  2. Participate in Jamboree-on-the-Air or Jamboree-on-the-Internet.
  3. Organize a World Friendship Fund collection at a unit meeting or district roundtable.
  4. Complete three of the 10 Experience Requirements.

What are the Scouter Requirements?

Here’s the list of Scouter requirements. Note that the experience requirements are listed later.

  1. Learn about the World Organization of the Scout Movement (http://www.scout.org). Explain to your unit or at a district roundtable what this organization is and at least three ways that the WOSM website can be used to promote participation in international Scouting.
  2. Read the most current International Department newsletter (http://www.scouting.org/ international/newsletter) and promote at least two items from the newsletter within your unit or at a district roundtable.
  3. Help organize or participate in two Jamboree-on-the-Air or Jamboree-on-the-Internet
  4. Organize a World Friendship Fund collection at a unit meeting or district roundtable.
  5. Complete four of the 10 Experience Requirements.

What are the Experience Requirements?

Select from this list to complete the required number of experience requirements. We’ve also included examples of how you can complete each of the experiences here in the Longhorn Council.

 

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