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International Scouting can involve everything from going on an expedition to another country to learning about cultures and traditions in your weekly programme.

As part of the UK Scout Association, we are 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).

Global Programme

Learning about the world around us is an integral part of Scouting

We call this collection of topics the global programme. It’s woven throughout the 6-25 programme to support young people to become global citizens but it can mostly be found in the international badge, global issues badge, world challenge award and the top awards.
Elements of the Global Programme include:

International – learning about Scouting in other countries and as a global movement. Exploring countries and cultures through visits abroad and sectional activities.

Global – engaging with the world around us; exploring the nature on our doorstep, discovering issues that effect societies around the world and meeting the people that provide vital services in our communities. Learning how both as Scouts and citizens, we can positively impact and leave the world a better place.

Upcoming Opportunities for 2023

Discover everything you need to know about all the opportunities with West Lancs Scouts in another country can be a life-changing experience for you to meet new people, develop new skills and experience living in a different culture.

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