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 is your only official Scout credentials to prove that you are a member of Scouts Australia. Valid for up to 12 months, this document is available for free on submitting a T3 Form (available on MyScout).

Applications must be completed and submitted to no less than 6 weeks before departing Australia. Incomplete applications will be returned.

Successful applicants are able to purchase an International Scarf for $25 direct from the International Team (this is not available from the Scout Shop).

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

In 2018, the process where applying for this document will change. More information in late 2017.


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.



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 over December - two weeks of school, and two weeks of holidays. 



For more information, click here to read more. Applications close mid-February annually. If you are interested in participating (or hosting only), please contact
Upcoming International Events 
The 2015-2021 International Events Calendar has been published by WOSM, detailing major events held at a national, region, and world level. This list is not every event in the world, but gives you a list of events that you may apply to attend. Click here to download the PDF of the calendar.
A selection of International Scouting opportunities are included on the Scout@Info and ScoutNews newsletters that are published fortnightly, as they become open to applications and expressions of interest.
The International Office for Scouts Australia also lists all active and current Contingents that are available for members of Scouts Australia. Click here to read the full list.


"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.