See the world with
Many young people experience their first night away or first trip abroad through Scouting. From getting involved in community projects in Cambodia, attending World Scout Jamborees in Japan, or visiting Disneyland Paris for younger age groups, Scouting offers a range of opportunities to explore the world.
As a Scout, you’ll always be part of a global network so you don’t always need to travel far and wide to make international connections. We’re a welcoming community, and many Scout Groups regularly link up with international Scouts through Skype, email or old-fashioned letter writing. Our National Activity Centres regularly host Groups from all over the world who always welcome our native Scouts to camp alongside them.
As part of my Queen’s Scout Award I went on an expedition to Iceland, which was an incredible experience, especially hiking in the northern part of the country.
Graeme, Explorer Leader
At the Blair Atholl International Jamborette you get the chance to exchange other cultures and see what Scouting is like in other countries.
Agnes, Explorer Scout, 17
Many young people in Scouting have the chance to plan and take part in their own international expeditions, through some of our top awards, such as the Explorer Belt or the Queen’s Scout Award.Badges & Awards
World Scout Jamborees
A World Scout Jamboree is a gathering of Scouts from almost every country, which takes place every four years. Recent jamborees have taken place in Sweden and Japan. These events are targeted to Explorer Scouts, aged between 14 and 17, and are widely considered to be an experience of a lifetime by those who take part.
World Scout Moot
These international gatherings are for Scout Network members aged between 18 and 25 and take place in different countries, giving participants the opportunity to experience an exciting range of outdoor and cultural activities, discussions, and challenges with people from all over the world.
Blair Atholl International Jamborette
Every two years more than 1,000 Explorer Scouts and Leaders from all over the world take over Blair Atholl Estate in Perthshire for a two-week camp packed full of activities, fun challenges and cultural exchange in one of Scotland’s most beautiful settings. For Scottish Explorer Scouts it’s a unique experience to live and work with people from all over the world, building new friendships along the way. We also have a satellite camp over the middle weekend for members of the Scout Section to experience a taster of Jamborette experience.