SCOUTS - Be Prepared

Global Challenge


To atain the Global Challenge, the Scout must complete activities in the following areas:

- Make international contact

- International issues: Examples are provided below, but other activities can also be included.

Make International Contact

- Make contact with Scouts from a country outside the United Kingdom.

This can be done a number of ways, for example through a residential experience, the Internet, pen pals, Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) or Jamboree on the Internet (JOTI). The Scout must then take part in an activity with their Patrol or Troop. This activity must be based on what the Scout has found out from their international contact. The activity might take place at a residential experience or during a Troop meeting. It might directly involve Scouts from another country, or might be after their contact.

International Issues

For this area the Scout must choose two issues. Issues might include:

- Trade

- Health

- Water and sanitation

- Environment

- Refugees

- Intolerance

- Homelessness

- Poverty

- Animal welfare

- Conservation


The Scout must:

- complete a series of activities to help them understand the issues involved

- take some action as a result

- compare how the issues affect the UK and countries overseas.