International activities and international understanding are an integral part of Scouting.

Our relationships with Scouts and other organisations throughout the world lead to better understanding of people and issues. The UK Scout Association is part of a worldwide movement – there are Scout Associations in 216 countries and territories, and we are all member of the World Organisation of Scout Movements (WOSM).

What better way to fulfil the aim of Scouting and the challenge set by our Founder to ‘leave the world a little better than you found it?’ Scouts can and do make a difference. Have a go!

Whether you’re planning a straightforward camping trip or want to get involved in development projects that can make a real difference, introducing an international angle into your balanced Programme is a perfect way to broaden a young person’s horizons.

One aspect in our preparations for a visit abroad which is often forgotten is the preparation of those who taking part.

All of the technical aspects are well covered and many have expertise in making travel plans, bookings and arranging programmes.  However, all this is in vain if the experience is not a fulfilling one for all those taking part.

There is a range of activities you can do before you set off on your trip abroad which can enrich the experience for young people. Team building in particular is an important thing to do before planning a trip abroad, especially if you are taking young people from different sections/Groups.

If you are planning a visit abroad you can find all the information you need including relevant forms on

Click below for information on international camps and events :

Caroline Brown – NIC (International)

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls