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Global programme ideas

Learning about the world around us is an integral part of Scouting

Our global programme in Scouts

It's woven throughout the programme to support young people to become global citizens. However, these activities can mostly be found in the international badges, global issues badges, world challenge awards and the top awards. 

Elements of the global programme include:

  • International: Learning about Scouting in other countries and as a global movement. You can explore countries and cultures through visits abroad, as well as through activities in your regular programme.
  • Global: Scouts engage with the world around us. We explore the nature on our doorstep, discover issues that effect societies around the world and meet the people that provide vital services in our communities. This helps us to learn how, as both Scouts and citizens, we can positively impact and leave the world a better place.

International activity ideas

We’ve picked out some programme ideas to help you plan an international-themed session, camp or an event.

Play a game

From a traditional throwing game from Israel to playing Drie Blikkies from South Africa, try an international game.

Find international games >
Get creative

From Chinese window flowers to Djembe Drums, include a craft activity inspired by another country or culture in your programme.

Find international craft activities >
Get cooking

From Swedish cinnamon rolls to traditional Brazilian sweets, have a go at a recipe from another country.

Find international recipes >
Learn a language

Do you know your Scots from your Gaelic? Can you say hello in nine different languages? 

Find language activities >
Our international ideas blog

Get ideas on how to travel the world without leaving your meeting place in our blog.

Read our blog >
Take action together

Make a difference as part of a global community with our A Million Hands activities.

Find community impact activities >
Scouts around the world

Try out some activities to learn about Scouts around the world.

Find activities about World Scouting >
Running a JOTA-JOTI event

JOTA-JOTI is the world’s largest digital and radio Scouts event, taking place every year in October. It's a great chance to take part in an international Jamboree.

Learn more about JOTA-JOTI >
JOTA-JOTI activities

From learning morse code for Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) to playing virtual spot the difference for Jamboree on the Internet (JOTI), there are lots of great activities to inspire you.

Find activities for JOTA-JOTI >
World Scouting Movement

Have a look at World Scouting's website to find out more about what Scouts around the globe get up to.

Visit the World Scouting website >