INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE

 

Our Mission is to enrich the program of Baltimore Area Council Scouts and Venturers by enhancing their awareness of international Scouting, and by promoting contact with Scouts of other countries. The International Committee meets quarterly at the Schapiro Scout Service Center.

 

CONTACTS

 

Chairman – Mike Parrish at mparrish19@yahoo.com 410-812-9405 

Advisor – Kelly DiFede at kdifede@baltimorebsa.org 443-573-2534

Council International Representative abmarsh3@comcast.net 410-381-2679

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

 

YOUTH AMBASSADOR PROGRAM  - Details click here

 

Passport DC 2016 (May 1-31, 2016*) is a month-long journey around the world highlighting DC's thriving international diplomatic community and its lively and varied culture. Celebrated annually in May, which is International Cultural Awareness Month in Washington, Passport DC is 31 days of programming by 70 embassies and more than 40 of DC's very best cultural institutions.  Details click here.

 

2019 WORLD JAMBOREE – The 2019 World Scout Jamboree will be held July 22 through August 2, 2019, at The Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve in the beautiful mountains of West Virginia, USA.  Unlike any other youth event, a world Scout jamboree invites you to surround yourself in the cultures of the world by joining your new Scouting friends at a single destination for 12 unforgettable days.  The jamboree experience extends beyond your home—and beyond the boundaries of our host countries—to create a global adventure that will last a lifetime. For Boy Scouts & Venturers.  Details click here.

 

JAMBOREE ON THE AIR (JOTA) - General information click here  BAC JOTA Event click here for 'Save the Date'

JAMBOREE ON THE INTERNET (JOTI) - Details click here

 

AWARDS

 

INTERNATIONAL SPIRIT AWARD

The International Spirit Award is a temporary emblem that is awarded to registered Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, Venturers, and Scouters who have completed the necessary requirements, have gained a greater knowledge of international Scouting, and have a greater appreciation and awareness of different cultures and countries.

 

This award serves as a replacement for (and therefore eliminates) the International Activity emblem and the Youth Exchange emblem.

 

International Spirit Award emblems cost $4 each and can be purchased from the International Department. Visit www.scouting.org/international/applications to fill out the application with the date that each requirement was completed. All requirements must be met within five years from the start of the award. Please mail the completed, signed application and a check (made payable to Boy Scouts of America) to:

 

Boy Scouts of America

International Department, S221

1325 West Walnut Hill Lane

P.O. Box 152079

Irving, TX 75015-2079