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Scouting in the United Kingdom has a long tradition of locally organised international camps. This range from about 1000 to 10,000 participants and the organisers can be Districts, Counties/Areas or countries of the UK. This information is designed to support the organisers in addressing some of the important issues which can arise. The guidance and examples of good practice are drawn from feedback provided by organisers of past events.

Each year, the International Office co-ordinates a meeting where past and future organisers share their experiences.

This guidance is based on feedback at these meetings and is offered under the following headings:

1. International involvement

2. Programme

3. Services and technical arrangements

4. Co-operation with others

5. Finance and financial planning

6. Structure and staffing

7. Publicity and public relations

8. Contingency and emergency planning