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2016 International Conference Philmont Scout Ranch Purposes of the Council International Committee To encourage world friendship and Scout fellowship activities within the Council To promote contact with foreign ID: 533625 Download Presentation

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How to Operate a Council International Committee

2016 International Conference

Philmont Scout RanchSlide2

Purposes of the Council International Committee

To encourage world friendship and Scout fellowship activities within the Council

To promote contact with foreign

Scouting

To offer programs to educate Scouts about WOSM

To keep Council leadership informed of International activities and opportunities.Slide3

How is the Council International Committee Organized?

The Council International Committee is organized like any Council-level committee

It serves at the discretion of the Council Executive Board and with the support of the Council leadership

Members should have extensive Scouting experience and an understanding of international cultures.Slide4

Membership of the Council International Committee

Members should represent all areas of Scouting in the Council - Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting,

Venturing

and

Sea Scouting

Members should demonstrate

active

participation in meetings and programs of the Committee

The Council International Representative may serve as the Chairman. Slide5

How Big Should the

International Committee Be?

Big enough to get the job done but not overly large

There is no fixed size for a Council Committee

The Committee is not a “parking place” for people who just want a title or position.Slide6

Prerequisites in Organizing the International Committee

Define the mission of the Committee - develop a mission statement

Establish goals - What do you want to accomplish and how do you plan to do it?Slide7

The Mission Statement:

An Example

The purpose of the Council International Committee shall be to encourage world friendship and Scouting fellowship within our Council by promoting contact with foreign

Scouting

and by offering programs that educate our Scouts about the World Organization of the Scout Movement, its programs, history, future, and their place in it.Slide8

Committee Goals and Objectives:An Example

Start or Continue Council participation in the International Camp Staff program

Start or Continue Council participation in the European

Scout Voluntary

program

Present an International Scouting elective at the annual Commissioner College

Introduce and promote the Messenger of Peace initiativeSlide9

Committee Goals and Objectives:An Example

Prepare an International Scouting display for Council-wide events

Promote the World Friendship Fund at all Council training and camping events

Present International Scouting program features at District Cub, Boy Scout and Venturing RoundtablesSlide10

Committee Goals and Objectives:An Example

Actively assist in participant recruitment and preparation for World Jamborees and World Scout Moots

Ensure that Citizenship in the World Merit Badge Counselors are active in all Districts

Provide Citizenship in the World Merit Badge Counselors for Council and District Merit Badge University eventsSlide11

Committee Goals and Objectives:An Example

Actively promote Jamboree-On-The-Air

Actively promote Jamboree-On-the-Internet

Publish regular articles about International Scouting in the Council newsletter and on the Council websiteSlide12

Council Newsletter Articles:

Recent Examples

International Spirit Award Requirements

World Scout Emblem - Its meaning

WOSM Membership Statistics

World Jamboree promotion

JOTA/JOTISlide13

Council Newsletter Articles:

Recent Examples

International Scouter’s Award

What country has the most Scouts

?

Promoting International Scouting

International activities at the unit level

The World Friendship FundSlide14

Council International Committee Meetings

Plan meetings one year in advance

Meet regularly, preferable at least quarterly

Meet at a convenient time, perhaps at a local restaurant or at the Council Service center with a light dinner

Have a prepared agenda and

stick to it

.

Keep meetings short and to the pointSlide15

Suggested Task Forces and/or Subcommittees

Council and District Promotion

International Camp Staff Promotion and Hospitality

International Scouting Event Promotion

Citizenship in the World Merit Badge CounselingSlide16

Suggested Task Forces and/or Subcommittees

Membership on Council Executive Board and Boy Scout & Venturing Activity Committees

Participation in Council Events and District/Council Scout Shows

Council NewsletterSlide17

Resources

Sister City programs

Rotary, Kiwanis, Lions International, and other international service organizations

Foreign language and international business departments at local colleges and universities

Roster of Scouts and Scouters who speak foreign languagesSlide18

Resources

BSA International Department (

http://www.scouting.org/international/

)

E

xperienced

International Committees in other

Councils

Units with international experience

World

Organization of the Scout Movement

(http://www.scout.org/)Slide19

Conclusion

Try and leave this world a little better than you found it and when your turn comes to die, you can die happy in feeling that at any rate you have not wasted your time but have done your best. "Be Prepared" in this way, to live happy and to die happy- stick to your Scout Promise always when you have ceased to be a boy - and God help you to do it. --- B-P

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