International Spirit Award

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The International Spirit award is a [[temporary emblem]] which may be worn on the right pocket of the Scout or [[Scouter]] to recognize participation in unit, council, and world scouting international activities. It is NOT worn in place of or alongside the World Crest emblem. The award seeks to broaden knowledge of international Scouting and increase appreciation and awareness of different cultures and countries.
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The [[{{PAGENAME}}]] is a [[temporary emblem]] which may be worn on the right pocket of the Scout or [[Scouter]] to recognize participation in unit, council, and world scouting international activities. It is NOT worn in place of or alongside the World Crest emblem. The award seeks to broaden knowledge of international Scouting and increase appreciation and awareness of different cultures and countries.
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== See Also ==
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* [[World Conservation Award]]
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* [[Interpreter Strip]]
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* [[World Scout Jamboree]]
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* [[World Organization of the Scout Movement]]
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* [[JOTA-JOTI|Jamboree-On-The-Air and Jamboree-On-The-Internet]]
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== External Links ==
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* [https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/international/pdf/130-044_WB.pdf International Spirit Award application] (130-044) (2015 Printing) — Scouting.org
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International Spirit Award

International Spirit Award
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Level:Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers, Sea Scouts, Scouters


The International Spirit Award is a temporary emblem which may be worn on the right pocket of the Scout or Scouter to recognize participation in unit, council, and world scouting international activities. It is NOT worn in place of or alongside the World Crest emblem. The award seeks to broaden knowledge of international Scouting and increase appreciation and awareness of different cultures and countries.


International Spirit Award requirements

Cub Scout

  1. Earn the Cub Scout World Conservation Award.
  2. Learn 10 words that are in a different language than your own.
  3. Play two games that originated in another country or culture.
  4. Participate in Jamboree-On-The-Air or Jamboree-On-The-Internet.
  5. Organize a World Friendship Fund collection at a unit meeting or district roundtable.
  6. Complete two of the 10 Experience Requirements.

Boy Scout/Venturer

  1. Earn the Boy Scout or Venturer World Conservation Award.
  2. Earn the Citizenship in the World Merit Badge.
    (Alternative for Venturers: Complete the “Understanding Other Cultures” requirement of the TRUST Award.)
  3. Participate in Jamboree-On-The-Air or Jamboree-On-The-Internet.
  4. Organize a World Friendship Fund collection at a unit meeting or district roundtable.
  5. Complete three of the 10 Experience Requirements.

Scouter

  1. Learn about the World Organization of the Scout Movement (www.scout.org). Explain what it is to your unit or at a district roundtable, and describe at least three ways the website can be used to help promote or increase participation in international Scouting.
  2. Check out the most current International Department newsletter ([www.scouting.org/ international/newsletter www.scouting.org/ international/newsletter]) and promote at least two items from the newsletter within your unit or at a district roundtable.
  3. Help organize or participate in two Jamboree-On-The-Air or Jamboree-On-The-Internet events.
  4. Organize a World Friendship Fund collection at a unit meeting or district roundtable.
  5. Complete four of the 10 Experience Requirements.

Experience Requirements

  1. Host an international Scout or unit and plan activities to help you learn about Scouting in their country. *Please note that hosting in private homes is not considered an official Scouting activity and, therefore, homeowners will not be covered under BSA insurance.
  2. Learn about another country and prepare a dinner traditionally served there. Explain what you learned to friends or family as you share the meal.
  3. Participate in a World Scout Jamboree, international camporee, or another international Scout event. Share the experience with your unit or at a district roundtable.
  4. Take a trip to another country as an individual, with your family, or Scout unit and include a visit with another Scout unit or event. When you return home, share the experience with another unit.
  5. Organize and participate in a Messengers of Peace project. Share the experience with your unit or at a district roundtable, making sure to explain which dimensions of the program your project promoted.
  6. Earn the Interpreter Strip.
  7. Research Scouting in another country. Make a presentation at a unit meeting or district roundtable.
  8. Contact your local council’s international representative and assist them with at least two items they need help with promoting.
  9. Research the process of obtaining a U.S. passport. Create a fact sheet for your unit or district to assist them with requirements for traveling internationally.
  10. Research a region of the World Organization of the Scout Movement. Make a presentation at a unit meeting or district roundtable.

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