International Scouting

Interested to join an Official Contingent to an International Event?

Scouts Australia has eight Contingents traveling overseas in the next two years, and applications are either open now or about to open! To learn more about what they are, where they are going, cost and age requirements, click here to go to the Scouts Australia International Website, or to apply directly online, go to the International Event Registrations Website - OLEMS.

Looking at visiting Scouts while you're traveling overseas?

When traveling outside Australia and not part of an Official Contingent, the International Letter of Introduction (ILOI) is your only official Scout credentials to prove that you are a member of Scouts Australia. Valid for up to 12 months, you need to use the Scouts Australia OLEMS System to apply for this documentation.

To apply, create an account on the OLEMS System and follow the links to register for an ILOI.

Successful applicants are able to purchase an Australian Scarf through OLEMS, which are shipped from the east coast of Australia (please allow time for this to arrive) - these are not available from WA Administration Office or the WA Scout Shop.

Possession of this means that a member is a current financial member of Scouting, and in good standing with the Organisation. 

Click here to apply now.


International Badges and Awards




Keen to get involved with the annual Jamboree-On-The-Air and Jamboree-On-The-Internet for? There are a range of services that you can get involved with - like IRC, Discord, TeamSpeak, Minecraft, and much more.

Click here to find out more and access resources.

Click here to read the World Scouting 2017 JOTA/JOTI Annual Report.


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

Click her for programming ideas for all sections with Penpals!


Planning your own International Trip?

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:

Some of these locations are open seasonally, or for certain age groups (eg. BSA's Summer Camp Program is for members aged 18-30).

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. 

  • Australian Venturer Scouts initially host a UK/Danish/Japanese/Indonesian Scout over the July school holidays and for 2 weeks of school.
  • Australian Venturer Scouts then travel overseas around December - and have some time in school and holidays, in that culture. 



For more information, click here to read more. Applications close late-March annually. To apply to be apart of this amazing opportunity, please visit the Scouts Australia OLEMS System to submit an application.
Upcoming International Events?
A full list of all International Scouting opportunities is available online, where Scouts Australia is planning to send an official Contingent. Click here to see the list, with opportunities through to 2023. 
If you know of an additional event that you are interested to attend, please contact us and we can support you in seeing how you can participate.

"International Scouting activities and events may have different age requirements than Scout Events in Australia - for example, World Scout Jamborees are for Scouts aged 13-17, while Australian Jamborees at for Scouts from Pioneer Level to age 14."



For more information about any of the information above, or for any questions about International Scouting, please contact the Branch Commissioner International - - or visit the Scouts Australia International Website.