About Circle Ten Council International Scouting Committee
The Circle Ten Council International Committee is responsible for communicating information and opportunities for program enrichment in the area of international Scouting to all units. There are many opportunities for council Scouts to get involved on an international basis. Scouting will show you the way. Below are a few programs that the committee offers.
Big D Fleur-De-Lis
Wow, what an awesome event. It was truly incredible to watch as Scouts, leaders, and parents emptied their bags of cans and spread them out inside the 330 foot diameter Fleur-de-lis, to complete the design. The project took only two hours and forty five minutes to complete, not that we were timing. When the surveyers completed their measurements and the pictures were taken, the cans were gathered back up and placed in two huge containers to be recycled. This part of the project only took the crew thirty-five minutes from start to finish. It is amazing what many hands can do in a short period of time.
The "Official" tally of all cans collected is 5,920 lbs. This is a bit more than was announced at the event, but we had several other groups collecting cans that were not participating for the prizes.
A heartfelt thank you goes out to all who participated in this project and helping make it such a success. It is truly a tremendous accomplishment.
Circle Ten Radio Scouting is a committee formed by scouter hams to bring quality programming to scouts in the council. For more info on this exciting movement please visit today.
Jamboree-on-the-Air, or JOTA, is an annual Scouting and amateur (HAM) radio event sponsored by the World Scout Bureau of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM). JOTA is an event in which Boy and Girl Scouts and Guides from all over the world speak to each other by means of Amateur (ham) Radio. Scouting experiences are exchanged and ideas are shared via the “wireless”. Since the first Jamboree-on-the-Air was held, millions of Scouts worldwide have met each other through this event. Many radio contacts made during JOTA have resulted in friendships between Scout troops. For information on JOTA visit www.scouting.org/jota
Jamboree-on-the-Internet, or JOTI, is an annual Scouting event sponsored by the World Scout Bureau of the World Organization of the Scout Movement. This event utilizes computers and the Internet. Thousands of Scout groups can be contacted during the weekend. For more info on JOTI visit http://www.scouting.org/joti.aspx
The International Camp Staff program provides Scouters from other nations, ages 18 through 30, to serve as international camp counselors at the C10 summer camps. The opportunities for international camp counselors are amazing. Circle Ten Council provides a salary and camp room and board for the counselor. The committee will also provide home stay for international counselors as the need arises. Other information about International Camp Staff Program may be found at the following link.
The European Camp Staff program is operated by the European Region of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM). Members of the Boy Scouts of America, ages 18 through 30, are given opportunity to serve as counselors in European Region Scout camps and training centers. The BSA counselor pays for personal roundtrip air transportation and as a general rule a percentage of the overall cost is reimbursable following the trip. Room and board are provided in camp in addition to accident and illness insurance. Participation in the European Camp Staff program must be approved by the Council and the International Department of the National Office of the Boy Scouts of America.
Other information about the European Camp Staff Program may be found at the following link: http://www.scouting.org/International/ecamp.aspx
World Scout Jamborees, held every four years, bring Scouts from throughout the world together in a large international encampment, under sponsorship of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM). The BSA organizes provisional troops in each of its regions. Information and applications are available from Council. Registration for the world Scout jamboree must also be made through the Council.
International Scouter’s Award This program includes the overall responsibility of monitoring and recommending approval of all Council applications for the International Scouters Award. The award is an embroidered white and purple square knot, purple worn to the right above the left pocket. Applicants must be currently registered adult Scouters of the Boy Scouts of America and complete the requirements which can be found at the link below. All applicants must receive the approval of the Council international committee chairperson and the council Scout executive. This award is available to Scouters on a restricted basis from the International Division at the national office.
International Youth Exchange offers a Boy Scout troop, Venturing crew, or local council an opportunity to provide home hospitality and program activity for a group of Scouts from another nation, followed by a group of Scouts from the BSA reciprocating the visit for home hospitality by Scouting families in the other nation. The international committee through the International Division can help establish a foreign contact and provide resource material for planning.
Other Interesting International Scouting Links
Your Circle Ten Council International Scouting committee members include: Mary Buenrostro, Sergio Chavez, Jason Ows, Mathew Simon and Grant Laughlin, chairman.
Maribeth Hughes, Senior District Executive, is the liaison to Circle Ten Council.