An international camp is a high profile event and can offer a great opportunity to co-operate with commercial, service and charitable organisations. By far the most important partner group is Girlguiding UK. There are a number of methods of operation in conjunction with the Guides as follows:
Each of these operations requires careful forward planning and good communications to ensure that all who are involved are aware of what is going on. In addition, there are different ways in which the two headquarters are involved. Overseas participation by Guides will often be co-ordinated by the Girlguiding UK’s at national level. Another consideration is that Guide and Scout Counties are often different with Guide Counties usually smaller than Scout Counties/Areas. Also, if Guides are to be involved, be sure that activity rules are compatible.
The following is a list of types of companies which have provided services to previous
camps. Approaches should be made to local managers and they should be provided with a good quality presentation pack, outlining the objectives of the camp, the impact the event will have on our young people and the impact Scouting has on the community locally, nationally and internationally.
In an effort to maximise the impact of programme on the participants, it is useful to
make contact with organisations with specialist advice on topics which may not be fully covered within Scout circles.
Finally, try to involve the entire Scout County by keeping all Sections informed about what is being planned. This will help to maintain interest, reinforce Sectional links and reveal a wealth of talent, which can be involved during the camp.