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Explorers International Activity Badge

Explorers International Activity Badge

International badge

At Scouts, we are proud of our international identity, so let's celebrate and learn more about our world.

How to earn your badge:

  1. Complete four of these activities:
    1. Choose a country and explore their traditions and culture around food and dining. Recreate a dining experience relating to your chosen country for your leaders, parents or another section.
    2. Organise an activity for your Unit or a younger section that explores another country's national celebration, festival or event (eg. Mela, Republic Day India, Chinese New Year)
    3. Explore aspects of another country's culture such as their greetings, religion and approach to gender. You could play a cultural simulation game or discuss the similarities and differences with culture in the UK.
    4. Take part in an international Scouting experience such as an international jamboree, setting up an international link, or a Jamboree on the Air (JOTA)-Jamboree on the Internet (JOTI) event.
    5. Showcase a form of art or culture from another country. You could create a display of art you have researched or created yourself, or put on a cultural performance.
    6. Participate in an event with an international theme. Discuss your experience with your Unit.


  • Events with international themes take place all over the UK - the International Eisteddfod, Notting Hill Carnival, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Harrogate International Festival and Pride are just a few.
  • The International Links Guidance can help you to link up with Scouts in another country. Visit to find out more.
  • JOTA-JOTI is a Jamboree that takes place every year in October where you can link with Scouts all over the world on airwaves and on the internet.

July 2024.

Requirements can be adapted to suit each young persons abilities. See our guidance on flexibility.

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