The international aspect of Scouting is an important and exciting part of our programme.
Young people taking part in global programme activities should:
- Gain a sense of inclusion within the worldwide family of Scouting
- Increase their awareness of the wider natural and man-made world
- Respond positively to international issues
There are a huge amount of resources available to help leaders to deliver global programme and many great activities can be found on Programmes Online. Here are just a few selected activities to get you started, provided by some of our partner organisations…
- Shelterbox provide emergency shelter and vital supplies to support communities around the world overwhelmed by disaster and humanitarian crisis. Take a look at the Young Shelterbox activities designed specifically for Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers at Programmes Online
- Bookbridge set up learning centres as social businesses in rural areas of developing countries, bringing quality education to people in need. To help young people understand why we encourage them to donate their old books there are a number of programme ideas available on Programmes Online. Just search ‘bookbridge’ in the activity search.
You might also want to think about running a Fair Trade themed meeting with your section. Download activity ideas: Fairtrade activities.
There are a number of Scouting badges and awards which relate to international and global issues. Find out more.
Scouts Against Malaria
Scouts Against Malaria is a brand new multi-county initiative to raise money to purchase insecticide impregnated malaria nets for distribution in Africa.
Young people and leaders can take part in the UK challenge badge scheme, including raising just a few pounds each. They will learn about this important global issue, about Scouting in another country, and be providing mosquito nets for distribution by African Scouts, who will be trained to educate the local population in the correct use of the nets.
Full details including programme ideas are available at www.scoutsagainstmalaria.org.uk