International and Global Programme Resources

In need of inspiration to tick the International and Global box? Have a look at the ready-made programme ideas we have collated to help inspire your section Meetings.

Project Africa - Global Awareness Programme

The PA Global Awarenss Programme (GAP) is part of the Berkshire Scouts international initiative to learn about life in Africa and to support the projects that make up the Berkshire Scouts programme. Visit the Project Africa web page and use the various links to learn about Uganda 2011, PA Teachers project, the Challenge Badge, and Uganda 2015.

The GAP web page provides online resources so sections can learn about life in Africa and get to know about the lives of their peers in Africa, and Uganda in particular.

First stop: Programme online

Amazing treasure trove of resources for all sections. Just input a theme, country name, global aspect or just international, and see what is available. Update weekly with new programme ideas, it is worth going back to it. If you have developed a brilliant programme and want to share it with the Scouting community, send it to the Programme Team and they will add it.

Programme online link

Shelter Box resources: Go Global

The Young ShelterBox team has developped a new series of resources to help YOUR Colony, Pack, Troop, Unit or Network discover more about international issues. The Go Global packs are crammed with activity ideas and supporting resources to make exploring the Global Zone fun and easy.  You can even get a certificate and prize for your efforts (£).

You can download each free activity section's pack here. Note that these have not been updated yet for the new programme badges but are still a good source of inspiration.

Beavers    Cubs  Scouts  Explorers  

SOS Children's Villages

SOS Children's villages has engaging, interactive ideas to encourage Scouts in all sections to develop an interest in the lives of children in other parts of the world. Caring for children in over 120 countries, a focus on the work of SOS Children is a good way to show scouts the challenges young people in other countries face, and to learn about possible solutions to poverty related problems.
With resources like "Musical Chairs" to explore children's rights, "Where in the world" quiz or "Poverty poker" to challenge our assomptions and attitudes to child poverty, every section is catered for. More activities, printables, films and lesson plans are available on the teachers' page, providing great information on African countries.

Scouting programme ideas                Lesson plans and country resources

The Converging World activity pack.

In collaboration with Avon Scouts the Converging World team have developed an activity pack for Scouts which is intended to help them learn about climate change and social inequality in a fun and engaging way.

The Scout pack includes a number of activities for all the different Scouting ages to enjoy.

From word searches, quizzes, hosting an Indian themed evening, to actually building your own wind turbine!

Scout leaders can use the pack to promote the learning and understanding of different cultures, the effects of climate change on people living here in the UK and in India, renewable energy, social inequality and perhaps most importantly the big difference that small actions can and do make.

You can download the pack here and you can read more about TCW and their work by visiting the website at  

Join-in Jamboree activities

FInd many resources about International Scouting and other countries with the activity packs created for the last Jamborees. Available for all sections, it is a treasure trove of International resources! A Jamboree themed Meeting with your group is a great way to discover new culture and international Scouting without leaving the HQ!

2011: "Simply Scouting", Rinkaby, Sweden

The following resources contain 12 programmes with background information and trivia adapted for each section.

Join-in the Jamboree spirit and discover Sweden and its culture at the same time!

Beavers' ideas     click here

Cubs' ideas      click here

Scouts' ideas      click here

Explorers' ideas      click here 

Network's ideas      click here 

BONUS: A 3 Days Camp programme

Run your own Jamboree type camp for your section. A complete programme including how to set up camp, menu ideas and many activities.  A good start for any summer camp, just add you favourite activities to make the camp last a week.

Swedish Jamboree Join-in camp programme

2007, "One World, One Promise", Chelmsford, UK

 4 packs full of ideas to celebrate a milestone for Scouting: 100 years!

Pack 1: Scouting yesterday and today

Pack 2: The Peace pack

Pack 3: Join-in Jamboree

Pack 4: Scouting tomorrow

2003: "Share our world, Share our cultures", Sattahip, Thailand

Programmes with an asian flair for your Meetings!






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