International Opportunities

Welcome to the International area to support the Global part of the balanced programme. There are many different opportunities within Scouting to take part in many different international activities. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Liz Bagott, Assistant County Commissioner International.

Wanting to add a bit of Global to your programme ?

If you are struggling for ideas to make it feel like you are really there? Then why not check out Programmes Online or some of the other resources on the new 6-25 page. You can also get lots of help and advice on the national pages. You can also download a really helpful factsheet with lots of ideas.


ScoutLink is an international non-profit organisation, aiming to connect Scouts and Guides worldwide. Approved by WOSM, we provide a supervised chatting environment using both text and voice chat technology. We are online 365 days a year and have created friendships all over the planet. Our main event is Jamboree on the Internet, which attracts thousands of people every year.

Jamboree on the Internet (JOTI) and Jamboree on the Air (JOTA)

The Jamboree On The Air (JOTA) is a virtual global camp. It is held every year in the third full weekend of October together with JOTI.  Scouts meet on the “air” with the help of radio amateurs. The first JOTA was held in 1957 and has been a big success ever since. The last years the availability and possiblities of internet make JOTI more suitable for the core objective of the event: let scouts meet and do things together. Amateur radio remains a very fascinating hobby, which will arouse interest of many scouts. Because of the need of specialized knowledge and equipment the JOTA can only be organized with the help of radio amateurs. Your National JOTA Coordinator will be able to tell you how to find a radio amateur.

A group in our county, 4th Golcar, already takes part on JOTI, check out their website.

Going Abroad

The process to undertake a Visit Abroad is changing. As from 1st January 2017 there will be a new 2-part process to ensure that each trip receives as much help & support they need in order to run their adventure! One of the big changes is now that any member of the Scout Assocoation who undertakes a trip abroad must complete the new process. Even if it is just 1 adult.

What is the process ?
  1. Obtain a Visits Abroad pack from your International Team
  2. At the very start of your planning complete Part A of the Visit Abroads form and sent it to your relevant Commissioner (DC/CC). This will allow them to identify training/support needs and also grant outline approval to continue
  3. Your relevant commissioner will then notify you and the ACCI of their approval to continue planning or their reasons for rejection
  4. Plan your trip using guidance from the Visits Abroad Pack & the International Pages online
  5. Make sure you have appropriate Nights Away permits in place along with relevant Activity Permits
  6. During your planning please ensure you share the following with the ACCI Itinerary | Programme | Insurance Policy | Risk Assessments | Critical Accident Plan | Participant List
  7. Plan your InTouch process and make sure you appoint an Emergency Home Contact
  8. Update Parts A and B of the Visits Abroad form finalise any of the above documents and submit to your ACCI who will then recommend approval from your relevant commissioner
  9. Once approved by your relevant commissioner you ACCI will submit your Visits Abroad Form to HQ 6 weeks before departure
  10. Enjoy your trip
  11. On your return dont forget to share your experiences with other sections groups & Comissioner

Further information on all of the above process can be found at the dedicated national pages.

Who can help me locally?

For local information please contact our International team.

Do you have any notices or news items ? If so please send them in using the feedback form

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Across the United Kingdom International Jamborees take place and are an excellent opportunity to go to an international event, whilst remaining in the uk.
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