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Support for International activities is available from Simon Innes, Regional Adviser (International), who can be contacted at

Taking a Scouting group abroad

If you are taking a group of young people abroad, then you need to look at the information in the factsheet Thinking of Going Away (FS260018).Scouts in Gibraltar  It provides an outline of the areas you will need to consider.

Do not forget to get a copy of the Visits Abroad Folder from your Regional Adviser. This contains Form TA which must be submitted before travelling abroad.



Globe Trekker website

Globe Trekker

Have you been on a trip abroad with scouts? Organised an expedition in another country? Or are you looking for inspiration for an overseas adventure? Globe Trekker is an interactive trip and expedition planning tool. Users have the ability to leave reports of their visits to help and inspire others.

Each country has an information box containing general information, useful links and access to submitted reports.

With reports from China to Canada, Nepal to the Netherlands, Globe Trekker is full of advice and guidance to help you plan your next Scout trip overseas.

International Adviser

Simon Innes

International News

Danish Scouts visit

Danish Scouts visit

At the end of the very wintry month of March, a group of Danish Scouts came to Scotland to walk from Crianlarich to Fort William.  The nine Explorers (ages 13-15) and three leaders arrived carrying all their gear, carefully weighed to avoid...

Training is fun

Training is fun

Meadows Explorer unit used a fun and effective way to prepare for their Explorer Belt.  Assistant Explorer Scout Leader Vikki McIntyre created an excellent interactive game for use with the whole Unit.  A full report was published in the recent edition of Scouting...

Minibus abroad

Minibus abroad

Many Groups would like to be able to hire and drive minibuses to give young people amazing adventures in the UK and abroad. However, the rules around who can or can’t drive minibuses can vary according to different circumstances, vehicle size, location or...