International Scouting at Indian Waters Council 

Mission Statement
The purpose of the International Committee of Indian Waters Council is to promote International Scouting awareness and opportunities both at home and abroad for Indian Waters Council youth and adults at all levels of Scouting. The committee is charged with promoting contact with other Scouting units throughout the world and offering programs that educate our own Scouts about our membership in the World Organization of Scouting Movement (WOSM).

Imagine being at a Scout camp in the Alps , attending the World Scout Winter Games in Switzerland, or going to the PanAmerican Jamboree in Mexico and visiting Mayan pyramids with Mayan Scouts? Perhaps you have a Cub Scout Den that would like to talk to another Scout in a faraway place, or write letters to another Troop or den in a distant land? Or perhaps you would like to have a Scout or several Scouts stay with you while you show them how the Scouts in Indian Waters Council BSA have fun?

The Scouts and Scouters of Indian Waters Council now have many opportunities to enjoy International opportunities in Scouting both here at home and abroad.
If you wish to be emailed when this page is refreshed or new information is added, or if you have a question, 
please contact Lorie McGraw, IWC international representative.

International News!

Announcing the 2018 Scotland International Jamboree
The Blair Atholl Jamborette is Scottish Scouting's premier international event and Scouts and Scouters from the Indian Waters Council are invited. Every two years since 1946 The tranquil grounds of Blair Castle have been transformed with participants from all over the world coming together to camp and share in fun, friendship, and a massive range of adventurous activities and challenges. This year's Jamborette is expected to bring together more than 1,000 Scouts and Leaders from all over the world for a 10 day camp in a picturesque corner of highland Perthshire. 

2019 Wold Scout Jamboree
The theme for the 24th World Scout Jamboree is Unlock a New World and was developed by the youth bid team, also known as the Dream Team. This theme speaks to the new adventures, cultures, and friendships that will be shared by Scouts from around the world during the 12-day event being held at Summit Bechtel Reserve, located in West Virginia's Fayette and Raleigh Counties. Applications to participate in the Jamboree and to apply for a scholarship are currently being accepted.

Penpals for Scouts and Scouters
Do you have some Scouter, volunteer or leader that would like a Down-Under Penpal? Leaders can now register to be part of the PenPals program from Scouts Australia! You must submit your Scouting Registration number to be vetted. Please contact Lori McGraw for more information. 
Gilwell Web site now online!
Discover your roots at Gilwell Park . The first Gilwell Park Web site is live – sign up and visit the home of Scouting. Gilwell has launched an exciting new Web site for members of the first Gilwell Park Scout Group – the largest Scout group in the world. 

If you hold the Wood Badge, you are already a member and can sign up now at . The Web site includes all the latest information about Gilwell Park including future plans and building work, an array of Gilwell photos, the current weather conditions and how to book a tour, including a stay at the White House, the home of Baden-Powell while he lived there. New features will be added on a regular basis including Web cams. 

This will be your opportunity to not only stay in touch and share your memories, but also help shape Gilwell’s future.





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