Visits Abroad…

Travelling abroad is an exciting dimension of international Scouting. It’s an opportunity to learn about another country and culture, to meet new people and experience new things, and to take part in a whole host of activities.

If you are a leader already planning a visit abroad, please get in touch so that we can send you the latest Visits Abroad Pack and work with you to obtain sign off for planning to proceed. You should let us know as soon as you start your planning, and remember that your final trip paperwork needs to have been signed off at least 3 months (Europe) or 6 months (outside Europe) before you go.

If you are a leader just starting to think about taking a group of young people abroad, you might find the following resources helpful:

Thinking of going abroad – take a look at the huge range of different opportunities, inc. suggestions for volunteering abroad with Scouting.

Stay at a Scout centre in another country. Examples include:

·         Houens Odde Scout Centre – Denmark

·         Rieneck Castle – Germany

·         Zellhof Scout and Guide Centre – Austria

·         Ulfljótsvatn Scout Centre – Iceland

·         Vässarö Scout Centre – Sweden


Go to an international camp in another country – keep an eye on the HQ International Opportunities web page for national Jamborees and other events that welcome groups from other countries.

How we did it for the first time – steps to organising a visit abroad

Top tips and great ideas – advice and ideas from experienced leaders

For more information and advice, just get in touch!