Welcome to the International pages!

By joining Scouting, our youth members and leaders have joined a family of 31 millions scouts present in most countries of the World.

Scouting offers an exciting, innovative and adventurous programme of international travel and global awareness activities.

It is not just about going abroad, it is about bringing the world into the weekly meeting for all the youth sections from Beavers all the way to Network. 

These pages are your first stop it you want to find out more about :

  • International and Global badges and awards
  • Programme ideas and resources
  • Joining an international event in the UK
  • Get tips on planning a trip abroad and events and volunteering opportunities
  • Find out about World Scouting and the links you could make with groups abroad

Click here to contact the team  

International News

World Scout Jamboree - Applications now open!

Are you free for the summer of 2019? Are you born after the 22nd July 2001 and before 21st July 2005? You could be travelling to West Virginia, USA with us!

We are looking for  72 young people to form our two units. 

Come to one of our Jamboree Roadshow either in your District or on the date which suits you best and find out all you need to know to decide if this is for you!

Will be fantastic? Yes!
Will it be challenging? You bet!
Will it be hard? Yes, it is a 
2 year process, with many training events, fundraising and getting out of our comfort zone. On top of that, it will be hot and tiring....but totally worth it!

Participants: To know more about the application process and the RoadShow dates, go to our 
Going Aboad page!  

Over 18 in 2019: If you are willing to work hard while giving thousands of young people a life changing experience, join the International Support team for the summer of your life! for more info check the WSJ IST zone.

Looking forward to seeing you at a scout hut soon!

Annick, Conor, Edward, Helen, Loz, Neil, Nick and Stephanie
Berkshire Jamboree Units leaders



Make. Do. Share. Focus on World activities!


One to keep! A supplement full of activities to explore and discover the world without leaving the hut!

Why not take a hike to show how far some children have to travel to collect safe water? Do this on the 13th May for Jamboree-on-the-trail for a thouroughly international scouting experience. Or add an international scavenger hunt, volcano making or indian food tasting to your programme.  There is even a B+W colouring page to help everyone be mindful and focussed about the world around us. Give it a go! 

Send us photos and ideas of what you have been including in your programme to inspire others!

Easy to deliver badges, thanks to ready made resource packs!

The Scout Association have produced resource packs full of ideas, printable activities and even an achievement certificate to support leaders wanting to achieve Global and International badges in their programme. You can use these as inspiration, take one activity or run it as it is. 
You can find the packs in our Badges and Award page, under the badge description for each section.



Nothing better than a British cuppa? Challenge yourself with these international variations!

We see ourselves as world expert consummers of tea and a badly made cuppa is such a disapointment. But there is much more to the world of tea than English Breakfast and PJtips.  Have a look at the choices of leaves and rituals in Japan, Morrocco and other countries on the Whittard Blog. Enough information to inspire a tea tasting programme and ceremonies! Invite us if you organise one!

Programme idea of the month


14th of June is World Blood Donor Day

Blood connects us all

Donating blood is a generous act which can save lives, young and old, here and everywhere. By raising awerness with our YPs, they have the power to convince adults to join and have information to make their own decision when they reach the age. 

With videos and activities for young people, it is a programme idea which can see you get involved locally by making Thank You cards for donors, promoting a local donation with your group members and discussing blood borne diseases or finding your own blood type.  

For many african scout groups blood donation, education on blood borne diseases and visiting hospital is part of the programme. 

Travel Agencies for Scout groups



PJL group holidays

Venture Abroad

Get your Visits Abroad pack

Your first step to taking Young people abroad (after having the idea ) is to request a Visits Abroad pack. This will give you valuable advice and check list to help you along this process. 

Visits Abroad pack

World Scouting News

Click CEOP