All scouts belong to the worldwide family of Scouts and they all wear the purple membership badge.

Did you know it’s estimated that some 500 million people have worn this badge and right now there are over 50 million young people in over 216 Scouting countries and territories enjoying scouting, all with this badge on their uniform. The UK Scout Association is part of this worldwide movement and we are a member of the World Organisation of Scout Movements (WOSM).

As an International Movement, we have real opportunity to make the issues of peace and understanding an active part of our programme and help those in our membership to realise the responsibilities of being part of a global society and members of a worldwide organisation. There are many ways to use the International experience creatively, both in the overseas visits and camps and also in regular programme items.

What better way to fulfil the aim of Scouting and the challenge set by our founder to “leave the world a little better than you found it”? Scouts can and do make a difference.

Whether you’re planning a straightforward camping trip, or want to get involved in development projects that can make a real difference, introducing an international angle into your balanced programme is a perfect way to broaden a young person’s horizons.

For support and inspiration on providing International opportunities to your young people, contact Sanjay Chandarana.

  • Sanjay Chandarana – ACC (International)
  • Mike Harrison
  • Rik Fox
  • Andrew Wright
  • Christopher Dickson
  • Andrew Furnell
  • David Towler
Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls