The international aspect of Scouting is an important and exciting part of our programme. Young people taking part in global programme activities 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.
There are a huge amount of resources available to help leaders to deliver global programme and many great activities can be found on Programmes Online. Here are just a few selected activities to get you started, provided by some of our partner organisations…
Shelterboxprovide emergency shelter and vital supplies to support communities around the world overwhelmed by disaster and humanitarian crisis. Take a look at the Young Shelterbox activities designed specifically for Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers.
Save the Childrenworks in 120 countries to save children’s lives, fight for their rights, and help them fulfil their potential. The Save The Children Friendship Passport is designed so that you can take your Beaver, Cub and Scout sections on a journey with Save the Children to India through eight exciting themes of activities and games.
Bookbridge set up learning centres as social businesses in rural areas of developing countries, bringing quality education to people in need. To help young people understand why we encourage them to donate their old books there are a number of programme ideas available on Programmes Online. Just search 'bookbridge' in the activity search.
There are a number of Scouting badges and awards which relate to international and global issues. Find out more.
Scouts Against Malaria
Scouts Against Malaria is a brand new multi-county initiative to raise money to purchase insecticide impregnated malaria nets for distribution in Africa.
Young people and leaders can take part in the UK challenge badge scheme, including raising just a few pounds each. They will learn about this important global issue, about Scouting in another country, and be providing mosquito nets for distribution by African Scouts, who will be trained to educate the local population in the correct use of the nets.