Scouting is Global
The Boy Scouts of America is a member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement(WOSM). WOSM is an independent organization made up of 163 National Scout Organizations located in 223 countries and territories around the world consisting of over 40 million members.
Lord Baden-Powell’s closing address at the 1st World Jamboree (1920)
|"Brother Scouts. Differences exist between the peoples of the world in thought and sentiment, just as they do in language and physique. The Jamboree has taught us that if we exercise mutual forbearance and give and take, then there is sympathy and harmony. If it be your will, let us go forth fully determined that we will develop among ourselves and our boys that comradeship, through the world wide spirit of the Scout brotherhood, so that we may help to develop peace and happiness in the world and goodwill among men"|
Mission Statement of the Washington Crossing Council International Committee
To promote awareness of International Scouting within the Council by providing information and education about Scouting around the world, promoting contact with Scouts in other countries and encouraging our members to learn more about opportunities available, thereby enriching the Scouting program and enabling fellowship as citizens of the world.
JOTT - May 13th 2017
Jamboree on the Trail (JOTT) is an annual day for the World Scout Movement where Scouts worldwide get out and hike together. This year is the 20th annual JOTT held on the 2nd Saturday in May.
All Scouts of any age, wherever they may be in the world, are invited to get out and participate however they can. Cubs and younger Scouts may hike local nature trails. Boy Scouts and Venturing units may opt to go on longer hikes.
Each Scout group can choose their own hiking locations and distances but know that along with other Scouts throughout the world, they are all getting out and enjoying what nature has to offer and promoting Scout Brotherhood.
In their own way, everyone will be hiking in the same direction; towards a better future through Scouting.
To participate, simply choose your plans and register your trip at http://jott.org/registration/.
At the JOTT site, you may also order patches to give to participants.