Scouts Australia International Opportunities


International Letter of Introduction (Scout Passport)

When traveling overseas 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. 



International Badges and Awards




Keen to get involved with the annual Jamboree-On-The-Air and Jamboree-On-The-Internet for 2016? We've got a simple Guide that explains everything for you, so that your members can participate during the event (and all year round too, if they want!) with the servers for IRC, TeamSpeak, Minecraft, and more. Click here to download the PDF.


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 Martin Bradley (Branch Leader Penpals) -

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).
Program Ideas?

Have you been bitten by the travel bug? Want to get some international programming at your section? Need some ideas for your next night running Scouts at your local hall, or you want some ideas to run a international-themed night or term, or for your own patrol? There are PLENTY of resources/games/activities/crafts/challenges and more that are available from different countries around the world. For a copy of some resources, email and we can help. Alternatively, contact the International Team and we can come and run a night for your Formation!


Scouts Australia International Newsletter

The International Team publishes a monthly newsletter, where you can stay informed about international news, opportunities, and program ideas. You can register for it online, or read the submissions on the Blog.

Register here for the International Newsletter.

Read the Blog online. 

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 
Interested to participate at an International event? Here's a list of some international events that are coming up soon:
All International events (including 'Jamboree's, 'Ventures', 'Moots' and more) may have differing age requirements than Australian events - if you're interested to participate, check the information on the event first!
Want more information? 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.


"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.