International Scouting

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International Pen-Pal Program
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Scouts Australia International Pen-Pal Program offers a means of communicating with other Scouts abroad and provides an "international experience" without necessarily having to leave town. The traditional concept of writing a letter has now given way to members all over the world from Hong Kong to Peru to UK to Zimbabwe requesting links with Australian Scouts online!

As well as exchanging emails, international pen-pals can now talk to each other on Skype, share photos and videos using any number of online social networking tools (including Group websites, Facebook, Flickr and YouTube), and link up with each other during JOTA-JOTI, the world's largest international Scouting event! There's still room for snail mail too... badge swaps, anyone?

>> Click here to register your interest to participate in our "Pen-Pal Program"

Who can have a Pen-Pal?

Any Scouts Australia member, youth or adult are eligible to make use of this program. Adequate measures are in place to thoroughly verify your registrations and then find you an overseas pen-pal .

Registrations are always open for individual Australian youth members and Leaders, as well as Group links between a Mob, Pack, Troop or Unit and an equivalent Group overseas. Expressions of interest are also welcome from international Scouts. There are lots of Aussie Scouts looking for an overseas Pen-Pal and just waiting to hear from you!

>> Click here to register your interest to participate in our "Pen-Pal Program"


What are the benefits of having an international pen-pal?


National Coordinator

Darren Beauchamp

State Coordinators