International Scouting in the Sam Houston Area Council is organized and led by the International Committee. The International Committee relies heavily on a very dynamic, dedicated, and diverse group of volunteers to bring a truly International flavor to the Scouts in the Greater Houston area and to the surrounding councils. Everyone has something to contribute to the group's diversity. We are always looking for more people interested in expanding their knowledge about another culture other than their own. Whether you have an international experience to share or simply want to learn more about International Scouting, you belong to our group of volunteers called the "SHAC International Group." To join this group and start receiving periodic e-mails about International Scouting, simply send an e-mail to SHACInternationalGroupemail@example.com.
|International Representative||Dave Shelburnefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Staff Advisor||Brett Leeemail@example.com|
Summer 2012 Recap
INTERNATIONAL STAFFERS: Sam Houston Area Council welcomed Tevdore Makashvili (Tedo) and George Khatiashvili, both Scouts from the Republic of Georgia, to staff El Rancho Cima, experience Scouting in the United States, and share their culture with other Scouts. We are very proud of them and wish them the best in their studies and career. Click here to read more about Tedo and George's visit to Houston.
U.K. SCOUTER'S VISIT: Nick Hough, the Scout Leader of the 1st Scout Group from the U.K., visited Houston in May, 2012. With the assistance of the International Committee, Nick was able to attend Golden Arow District's Troop 55's regular Troop Meeting. He was well prepared and put on a PowerPoint presentation to share his Scout Group with the Scouts and adult leaders present that night. We thank him for his enthusiasm and his international contribution to the Scouting program! Click Here to read his letter of appreciation to Troop 55.
CUB SCOUT POW WOW: This event will be held on November 3, 2012 at Paul Revere Middle School, 10502 Briar Forest Drive, Houston, TX 77042. The International Committee is looking for volunteers to help at its booth. If you want to learn more about the International Group and lend a hand, please contact Brigitte Therivel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2013 INTERAMERICAN JAMBOREE IN COLOMBIA: The International Jamboree (JamCam) will be held in Bogota, Colombia from January 4-11, 2013. Participants will have a chance to meet Scouts from around the world, especially Scouts from within the Inter-American Region. Activities, such as trekking, zip-lining canopy tours, cultural exploration, extreme sports, traveling, and many more have been planned. To learn more about JamCam, visit www.jamcam2013.org. To register your spot, please contaact SHAC International Representative Dave Shelburne at email@example.com.
14th WORLD SCOUT MOOT CANADA 2013: The next World Scout MOOT will be held in Canada from August 8-18, 2013. Venturing Scouts between the ages of 18 and 25 are invited to attend. So far, BSA will be sending at least one contingent. A World Scout Moot is similar, but smaller than a World Scout Jamboree. Check out the website at http://www.mootcanada2013.ca/en/. For registration information, please contact Dave Shelburne at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BSA Messengers of Peace Ring Patch. MoP was created in 2011 by the World Organization of the Scout Movement. Find out more about the initiative at http://scoutmessengers.com/. The BSA has integrated the MoP initiative into its Boy Scout program. Scouts can earn the prestigious "MoP Ring Patch" by completing a service project that meets the MoP criteria. All Eagle Projects will automatically qualify for the MoP award. Lean how to earn this award. Click here.
Global BSA Newsletter. Click here for the latest issue. BSA International Division began publishing the Global BSA Newsletter in Spring 2012. These issues are very informative and provides international opportunities for Scouts and Scouters all over the country. If an international event sparks your interest, do not hesitate to contact SHAC International Representative Dave Shelburne at email@example.com. Unlike loval events, registering for an international event takes a little longer and requires coordination between the International Rep., BSA International Division, and the host National Scout Organization.
Learning About World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM). To learn more about WOSM, please visit their website. Click here.
Learning More About International Scouting. Did you know that the number of Scouts registered in Boy Scouts of America in 2010 only account for roughly 7.7% of the number of Scouts around the globe? You read corretly. With only 2.7 million registered Scouts in the BSA, there are about 32.3 million more Scouts elsewhere. One of our goals is to raise awareness that "we are not alone." In fact, Scouts from around the world are working together to make a positive impact in their local communities, in their nations, and in our world. Find out more about opportunities to participate in the Scout program in another country here: http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/International/ProgramEnrichment.aspx.
Visit the BSA's International webpage at International Scouting.