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INTERNATIONAL SPIRIT AWARD International Spirit Award

The International Spirit Award is a temporary emblem awarded to registered Scouts and Scouters who have completed the necessary requirements, gained a greater knowledge of International Scouting, and developed a greater appreciation and awareness of different cultures and countries.
 This award serves as a replacement for (and therefore eliminates) the International Activity emblem and the Youth Exchange emblem. 

See the downloadable application file below 

Part 1) Requirements by Age

Cub Scout

1. Earn the Cub Scout World Conservation Award.

2. Earn the Language and Culture Belt Loop

3. Participate in Jamboree-on-the-Air or Jamboree-on-the-Internet.

4. Complete two of the 10 Experience Requirements.

Boy/Varsity/Venturer

1. Earn the Boy Scout or Venturing World Conservation Award.

2. Earn the Citizenship in the World Merit Badge. (Alternative for Venturers: Complete the “Understanding Other Cultures” requirement of the TRUST Award.)

3. Participate in Jamboree-on-the-Air or Jamboree-on-the-Internet.

4. Complete three of the 10 Experience Requirements.

Scouter

1. Learn about the World Organization of the Scout Movement (www.scout.org). Explain what it is to your unit or at a district roundtable, and describe at least three ways the website can be used to help promote or increase participation in international Scouting.

2. Check out the most current International Department newsletter and promote at least two items from the newsletter within your unit or at a district roundtable. www.scouting.org/international/newsletter

3. Help organize or participate in two Jamboree-on-the-Air or Jamboree-on-the-Internet events. 

4. Complete four of the 10 Experience Requirements.

Part 2) Experience Requirements

1. Host an international Scout or unit and plan activities to help you learn about Scouting in their country

2. Learn about another country and prepare a dinner traditionally served there. Explain what you learned to friends or family as you share the meal.

3. Participate in a World Scout Jamboree, international camporee, or another international Scout event. Share the experience with your unit or at a district roundtable.

4. Take a trip to another country as an individual, with your family, or Scout unit and include a visit with another Scout unit or event. When you return home, share the experience with another unit. 

5. Organize a World Friendship Fund  collection at a unit meeting or district roundtable.* (required)

6. Earn the Interpreter Strip.

7. Research Scouting in another country. Make a presentation at a unit meeting or district roundtable.

8. Contact your local council’s international representative and assist them with at least two items they need help with promoting.

9. Research the process of obtaining a U.S. passport. Create a fact sheet for your unit or district to assist them with requirements for traveling internationally.

10. Research a region of the World Organization of the Scout Movement. Make a presentation at a unit meeting or district roundtable.

* #5 is mandatory.


World Friendship Fund form

The International Spirit Award emblem is $4 each and can be purchased from the International Department. Make checks payable to Boy Scouts of America.

Please fill out the application with the date that each requirement was completed.

All requirements must be met within five years from the start of the award.

Please mail completed, signed application and a check to BSA, International Department, S221, 1325 West Walnut Hill Lane, P.O. Box 152079, Irving, TX 75015-2079.

Download

IWC-international-SpiritAward.pdf (39 KB)


 
 
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