Steve Henning posted
his Council's requirements for earning an International Activities patch.
This is the exception, not the majority, as most of our local Councils have
not developed any kind of requirement for obtaining or purchasing the patches.
The International Activity patch is a 3-inch diameter patch to be worn on
the right pocket of the uniform to recognize participation in unit,
council, and world scouting international activities. The patch (#00144)
may be purchased from the Council Service Center. This and a 5-inch
jacket patch (#00145) are available from Scout Shops for authorized wear.
There is no time restriction for earning the International activity
patch. The requirements in our council are:
The unit leader, or his designee, determines eligibility. From among the
3 categories, a registered youth or adult must earn 100 points.
Category I (40 points each)
- Earn the interpreter Strip (requirements in The Official Boy Scout
- Earn the Citizenship in the World Merit Badge (requirements in The
Official Boy Scout Handbook.)
- Conduct an international project such as UNICEF, United Nations Day, etc.
- Participate in a BSA event with a World Brotherhood theme such as
Expo, Day Camp, Summer Camp or Camporee.
- Visit a Cub Scout group or a Boy Scout group in another country.
- Host a Scout or Scouter from another country.
Category II (20 points each)
Category III (60 points each)
- Participate in Jamboree-On-The-Air, or similar Scouting program.
- Participate in an international theme program at a troop or pack meeting.
- Visit an international organization, embassy or World Bank and
learn more about what they do.
- Visit an international civic club and learn about their
- Assist at an IVIS (International Visitors Information Service) booth
at a train or bus station or at an airport.
- Participate in the Cub Scouting or Boy Scouts Pen Pal Program.
- Collect international Scout badges, pins or Scouts on Stamps and
display at a troop, pack, or other Scout meeting.
- Participate in a collection for Scoutingšs World Friendship Fund.
- Earn the Cub Scout or Boy Scout World Conservation Award.
- Attend/participate in a World Jamboree in another country or a BSA
sponsored Scouting Tour in another country.
- Cub Scouts only: be able to converse in a foreign language.
For more information contact your Council Service Center.
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