International ScoutingThe International Committee of the Three Fires Council views Scouting as an international brotherhood and is committed to helping Scouts in the Three Fires Council interact with Scouts from other nations around the world. International Scouting updates for local units appear online and on Facebook.  Bookmark these sites to keep informed:  and

Are You Interested in an International Opportunity?

The International Department of the Boy Scouts of America is in the process of updating their database of Scouts and leaders who are interested in participating in International Scouting opportunities as a delegate of the Boy Scouts of America. Nomination forms are available for youth  and leaders  and the International Department requests that interested parties submit their recommendations as soon as possible so that the database can be updated so that scouts and leaders may be considered for upcoming events.  Your international representatives are responsible for collecting and sending recommendations to the BSA’s international committee.

Local Contact:
For more international Scouting updates and information, contact Three Fires Council International Representative Joe Harrington ( or 630-707-0200).

JOTAJamboree-on-the-Air and Jamboree-on-the-Internet will be held Oct. 18-19, 2014. JOTA and JOTI are annual World Scouting events that provide an opportunity for Scouts to communicate with other Scouts from around the world!

Bring the world of Scouting to your computer.  The Jamboree-on-the-Internet, or JOTI, is an annual Scouting event sponsored by the World Organization of the Scout Movement. This event utilizes the Internet to link Scouts from around the world. Last year, JOTI had almost 16,000 Scouts and leaders registered in the worldwide JOTA-JOTI database in 146 countries!  JOTI will begin on Saturday, October 18, 2014, at 00:00 hours local time, and will end on Sunday, October 19, 2014, at 24:00 hours local time.  Visit for details!

Through JOTA, Scouts use radio technology to talk with one another and share information that broadens their perspective on other cultures, on geography, and on the technology and hobby that provides the means for their communication.

JOTI uses the Internet allowing Scouts to “meet” other Scouts from around the world and share more information than just “Hi.” The exchanges can include such information as name, location of event, Scout rank, age, and hobbies. Some exchanges lead to long-lasting friendships.

Jamboree on the Trail
Jamboree on the Trail (JOTT) is an annual day for the World Scout Movement to hike together. All Scouts, whatever their age and wherever they may be in the world, are invited to participate in whatever way they can. Cubs and younger Scouting sections could visit a local nature trail as part of a weekend camp. A Scout Troop might check out a hiking trail while working on badge requirements. A Rover Crew might make a Service Project out of restoring or maintaining a hiking trail. In their own way, everyone will be hiking the same direction: towards a better future through Scouting.  Hiking emblems to commemorate this event are available through