When traveling overseas and not part of an Official Contingent, the International Letter of Introduction is your only official Scout credentials to prove that you are a member of Scouts Australia. Valid for up to 12 months, this document is available for free on submitting a T3 Form (available on MyScout).
Applications must be completed and submitted to email@example.com no less than 6 weeks before departing Australia. Incomplete applications will be returned.
Successful applicants are able to purchase an International Scarf for $25 direct from the International Team (this is not available from the Scout Shop).
Possession of this means that a member is a current financial member of Scouting, and in good standing with the organisation.
Keen to get involved with the annual Jamboree-On-The-Air and Jamboree-On-The-Internet for 2016? We've got a simple Guide that explains everything for you, so that your members can participate during the event (and all year round too, if they want!) with the servers for IRC, TeamSpeak, Minecraft, and more. Click here to download the PDF.
Are you looking for a Scout Penpal from somewhere around the world? Penpals are a great way to do badge work, make new friends, and learn about Scouting globally! Leaders can register fro their sections, and youth can register for themselves! If you have any questions about the Penpal program, contact Martin Bradley (Branch Leader Penpals) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Keen to start planning your own visit to one of the dozens of Scout Centres around the world? Thinking about planning a trip to a national Jamboree in France, or a camp at Philmont Scout Ranch in the United States? The International Team is here to help you plan your next getaway, and can help with paperwork and more.
International Scouting Locations include:
Have you been bitten by the travel bug? Want to get some international programming at your section? Need some ideas for your next night running Scouts at your local hall, or you want some ideas to run a international-themed night or term, or for your own patrol? There are PLENTY of resources/games/activities/crafts/challenges and more that are available from different countries around the world. For a copy of some resources, email email@example.com and we can help. Alternatively, contact the International Team and we can come and run a night for your Formation!
The International Team publishes a monthly newsletter, where you can stay informed about international news, opportunities, and program ideas. You can register for it online, or read the submissions on the Blog.
SISEP (Scouts Australia Student Exchange Program)
Venturer Scouts are able to challenge themselves to travel overseas on a student exchange, and in turn be a host for the Scout that they stay with - in either the UK, Japan, Denmark and Indonesia. To travel overseas, Venturer Scouts must host an overseas Venturer Scout first.