International Scouting

Take part in a visit abroad, meet Scouts from other countries

Mersey Weaver Scouts are keen to encourage and support young people who wish to participate in international events and projects. Scouting is an international movement and a visit abroad is a fantastic opportunity to learn about another culture, meet other Scouts, understand how they live, experience unique adventures and extend the horizons of our members beyond the village, town or city in which they live. All of the top Awards in Scouting require participants to experience or incorporate  some understanding of global issues and a visit abroad is a great way of enabling that.

Interested in an adventurous trip/visit abroad but not sure where to start?

Get in touch with our Programme Team!

To apply for funding from the International Scouting Fund you will need to complete a project proposal. Completed Project Proposals should be sent to our Sponsorship Advisory Panel for consideration.

Our International Fund

It is recognised that the expense of organising visits abroad can sometimes be barrier. It has therefore been agreed by the District’s Trustee Board to establish a Designated Fund to support international Scouting.  The fund can be accessed to secure bookings for accommodation, travel, insurance while fundraising is taking place, to subsidise the cost of specialist equipment, fund local activities with visiting Scouts from other countries, or in certain circumstances help less fortunate families fund their participation or equipment etc they might need to take part.

If you want to know more about funding an International trip or our Incusion fund please speak the with the District Lead Volunteer or your Unit’s leader in confidence. We want to ensure all young people have the opportunity to attend international events regardless of background or financial circumstance.

Recent International Projects

  • World Scout Jamboree 2015 – Japan
  • Roverway 2016 – France
  • Kandersteg 2017 – Switzerland
  • Nord 2017 – Norway
  • World Scout Moot 2017 – Iceland
  • Chamboree 2018
  • Roverway 2018 – Netherlands
  • Hosted Dutch Scouts 2018 – QCW
  • World Scout Jamboree 2019 – North America
  • EuroJam 2020 – Poland
  • Explorer Belt 2021 – Iceland
  • World Scout Moot 2021 – Republic of Ireland
  • Chamboree 2022
  • Explorer Belt 2022 – Europe & Croatia
  • World Scout Jamboree 2023 – South Korea
  • Explorer Belt 2023 – Netherlands, Belgium, Germany
  • Roverway 2024 – Norway
  • Kandersteg 2025 – Switzerland
  • World Scout Moot 2025 – Portugal
  • Chamboree 2026
  • World Scout Jamboree 2027 – Poland