Council International Representative

Position Concept

In cooperation with the council leadership, the council international representative sets up a communications and organizational plan that will make it possible to keep the council membership informed of the opportunities for program enrichment in the area of international Scouting.

Position Qualifications

The individual should have, or wish to acquire, an active interest in the program enrichment values of international Scouting as a means of advancing the ideal of world brotherhood and providing extraordinary Scouting activities for Scouts, explorers, and Venturers. The representative should have sufficient stature within the council structure, preferably membership on the council executive board, to be able to work at the various levels of the council operation involved in unit service. The appointee should be able to attend the international training and information seminars conducted at annual National Council meetings.

Position Duties

  1. In coordination with the council leadership, make an effort to see that an international emphasis is included in unit and council programs.
  2. Become familiar with all international program enrichment services available to councils, such as youth exchange programs, European Camp Staff program, International Camp Staff program, council international camporees, twinning projects, international Scout exhibits at councilwide events, and international training seminars for adults, and world jamborees.
  3. Promote and assist with the recruitment of prospective Scouts to the European Camp Staff program.
  4. Promote and assist council leadership with the arrival, hosting, and departure of any international Scouts participating in the International Camp Staff program.
  5. Promote and assist council leadership with world Scout jamboree recruitment.
  6. Promote and communicate to units international program enrichment services.
  7. Advise and assist unit leaders who are planning international activities.
  8. Promote and conduct World Friendship Fund collections at summer camps, blue and gold banquets, training courses, etc.
  9. Promote and assist with planning and participation in the Jamboree-on-the-Air and Jamboree-on-the-Internet.
  10. Promote and assist local council with the nomination of quality youth to represent the BSA in tours and exchanges with other Scout associations.

Note: Councils are encouraged to establish a permanent international committee to handle the high incidence of international Scouting activity. In such a case, the council international representative may serve as chairman of this committee.

The Scout executive of a council with a new council international representative should write the International Department to report this person's name, address, business and home telephone numbers, & e-mail address.