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Thinking about going abroad?

You may be considering taking a group of young people abroad, but are unsure of exactly what is involved in organising a trip?

The information in the factsheet Thinking of Going Away provides an outline of the areas you will need to consider. It will help you to research your ideas and start your planning. Why are you thinking of going abroad? Before planning your trip you need to be clear of the purpose of your visit. What will the group gain from the experience?

Visit the Scout Association website link:,181.


The International Links Scheme

International contact helps young people to develop awareness of life outside of their own immediate sphere, and assists them in recognising and respecting the differences that exist between the nations and races of the world.

The International Links Scheme offers a means of communicating with other Scouts abroad and provides an international experience without necessarily having to leave town

Visit the Scout website for further details:,206&moduleID=10


The Explorer Belt

The explorer belt is the challenge of a lifetime, open to explorer scouts aged 16 and over and members of the scout network.

It is a chance to take part in a ten-day expedition that brings a real understanding of a different country, its people and way of life.

Find out more about the Explorer Belt.

Leader Training – Module 19

Module 19 International aims to provide an international focus appropriate to their Section and appreciate the global nature of Scouting.  Topics include:

  • World-wide family of Scouting

  • International aspects of the programme

  • International events and activities

  • Programme ideas

Find out more about course availability.

Upcoming Trips

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