The 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. We are please to offer your this newsletter with up to date offerings of International Scouting Opportunities!
TFC International Newsletter - Volume 1, Number 1
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.
Please contact your TFC international representatives Joe Harrington 630-707-0200 or Ken King 630-513-0494, for questions and answers about this process. Per international division requirements, these nominations must be processed by your local council International Representative.
15th World Scout Moot
Date: Aug 2014
Age: 18 - 20 (Venturers) & 21-25 (young adults) + over 25 adult leaders
Contingent size: 30
Jamboree-on-the-Air and Jamboree-on-the-Internet will be held Oct. , 2014. JOTA and JOTI are annual World Scouting events that provide an opportunity for Scouts to communicate with other Scouts from around the world!
Last year, JOTA worldwide participation reached just short of 700,000 Scouts operating from more than 13,500 amateur radio stations, operated by 22,500 amateur radio operators across 142 countries, while JOTI had almost 16,000 Scouts and leaders registered in the worldwide JOTA-JOTI database in 146 countries!
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.
I encourage you to reach out to your local amateur radio clubs and get your council involved in the largest Scouting event in the world. If you need help identifying ham radio clubs in your community, let me know and I’ll provide a list. Additionally, you can find more information at www.scouting.org/jota.
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.
Be sure to visit www.scouting.org/joti for additional information and how to participate in this exciting event!
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 www.jott.org.