International Scouting involves relationships with other National Scout Organisations (NSO’s) around the world. These relationships entail international events and projects, the Scouts International Student Exchange (SISEP), Jambo-On-The-Air and Jamboree-On-The-Internet (JOTA/JOTI), and the Pen-Pal Programme. International Scouting is also about developing Scouts’ awareness of their place within our worldwide Movement.
The World Organisation of the Scout Movement (WOSM) is split up into five regions, and Scouts Australia is one of 25 National Scout Organisations in the Asia-Pacific Region (APR). Scouts Australia has members actively involved in APR committees and sub-committees, and also helps developing countries in the Asia-Pacific Region by providing support and specialist people and skills to assist them.
- Sending trainers to a number of Asia-Pacific countries to help run training courses;
- Supporting service projects in the Asia-Pacific Region and working with other NSO’s to achieve a common goal for the Association; and
- Scholarships for developing countries to assist youth members from those Associations to attend Australian events such as Jamborees, Ventures and Moots.
Scouts Australia has a team consisting of the International Commissioner, and a Branch International Commissioner in each Australian State and Territory.