International Scouting

The Pathway to Adventure Council’s International Scouting Committee works to create opportunities for Scouts and Scouters in Chicago and Northwest Indiana to become involved in International Scouting.

You can find information below on:

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PTAC International Scouting Facebook page click here

Applications are being accepted for the United States Contingent to the 24th World Scout Jamboree! 

To get started, go to!

Here you can find the latest information about this once-in-a-lifetime Jamboree website:

WHAT’s a World Scout Jamboree?  

The World Scout Jamboree (WSJ) is the largest regular event organized by the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM),
gathering up to 50,000 Scouts from more than 169 countries around the World.  

It is an educational event to promote peace and understanding among young people from different cultures.  

The World Scout Jamboree includes many activities available at the Summit Bechtel Scout Reserve.  

For more information, visit the host website at


The 24th World Scout Jamboree will take place at the Summit Bechtel Scout Reserve in West Virginia from July 21, 2019, to August 2, 2019.
Participation is open to eligible youth (age 14 – 17), unit leaders (18 and older) and International Service Team (IST), who serve as Jamboree Staff (18 and older).

The first Jamboree took place in England in 1920 and the 2019 WSJ will be the 24th Jamboree in Scouting history!  

Join in the Fun! 


Adventure, Friendship, Service, Sustainability, and Leadership are all wonderful ingredients on their own. 

Put them together and they form a truly unforgettable meal. 

Willy Xiao, a member of the Jamboree planning team known as The Dream Team, shares his recipe for a World Scout Jamboree.

Stay in touch with all things World Jamboree:

USA contingent website:

Social Media: @wsj2019usa

World Jamboree


Have questions, call:   (972) 580-2489


New BSA International Spirit Award

International Department Boy Scouts of America has recently introduced the new BSA International Spirit Award. To see the requirements for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, Venturers, and adults and how to order the patches, click here.

Several uniform insignia and awards are available to show a Scout's involvement in the world Scouting movement:

Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) or Jamboree on the Internet (JOTI)

Jamboree on the Air and Jamboree on the Internet will on the third weekend in October.  

Save the date October 19-21, 2018, to communication across the amateur radio airwaves and the Internet with over a million Scouts and Guides participating across 169+ countries! Learn more about the events here.

2019 World Scout Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve

A World Scout Jamboree is held once every four years. Youth participants are 14 but not yet 18 years old. The next World Scout Jamboree will be held in the United States in 2019.
Click here to find out more information.

Other International Scouting Opportunities