What’s it about?

The international aspect of Scouting is an integral part of the Balanced Programme for all our Members.

A young person involved in programme activities from the global (international for Network) Programme Zone should:
• Gain a sense of inclusion within the worldwide family of Scouting
• Increase their awareness of the wider natural and man-made world
• Respond positively to international issues.

Here to help.

There are a number of resources available to help you include international and global themes into your programme, for any section. For example:

Fact sheet on international evenings:
International and Global Programme ideas pack for your meetings:
Beaver Scouts Global Issues activity badge:
Cub Scout Global Issues activity badge:
Scouts Global Issues activity badge:
Jamboree on the Air and Jamboree on the Internet:
Explorer Belt:
Scouts of the World Award:


Young ShelterBox have a range of resources tailor-made for Scout programmes (for all Sections) which support and promote the work of the ShelterBox organisation and education in relation to global issues. Find out more here.

Your section could also get involved in Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) or Jamboree on the Internet (JOTI).  Find out more here.

Young people in your section may be interested in getting involved in the international links scheme, which you can find out about here.