Great Smoky Mountain Council Committee
on International Scouting
Scouting is truly international. The Boy Scouts of America is part of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) which recognizes Scouting programs in at least 216 countries. The BSA’s International Department sponsors varied programs throughout the year that are geared to enhancing the international Scouting experience for participants.
Scouting is literally a world-wide program. GSMC Scouts have many opportunities to participate in international activities and events with Scouts from other countries, bridging differences in language, cultures and politics, and helping fulfill Lord Baden-Powell’s dream of international friendship.
The goal of the International Scouting Committee is to help GSMC participate in these events. World Jamborees, national jamborees in many countries, camp staff exchanges, troop and Venturer high adventure trips, Citizenship in the World MB, Jamboree on the Internet, Kandersteg, and many more programs offer a gateway to International Scouting opportunities. This committee will provide information, contacts, program guidance and assistance, and resources to help both units and individuals interested in an International Scouting experience.
For more information about the World Organization
of the Scout Movement