International Scouting Committee

Scouting began in England in 1907, based on the ideas of founder Sir Robert S.S. Baden-Powell and his book Scouting for Boys. The book and program proved to have universal appeal for boys and quickly spread worldwide. The Scouting program spread around the world until it became what it is now—the largest voluntary youth movement in the world, with a membership of more than 40 million. A member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement, the Boy Scouts of America was incorporated on February 8, 1910, by W.D. Boyce. Through the BSA’s International Department, American Scouts and international Scouts are provided a common resource of programs, funding, and training that increases and enhances their experience in the brotherhood of Scouting.

MDSC International Committee

Mission statement:  Promote International Scouting, and encourage collaboration among cultures worldwide.

What do we do?
1. Support International Scouting through fundraising and donations to the World Friendship Fund
2. Promote international Scouting events
3. Bring international camp staff to Wolfeboro for the summer

Join us for the monthly International Scouting Committee meeting.  Enjoy a great dinner and find out what is going on in the world with Scouting.  Held typically on the 4th Monday of the month at Cafe Europa in Moraga. For more info contact Roy Adam at n6fun@pacbell.net.

Annual Patch Campaign

Mission statement:  Promote International Scouting, and encourage collaboration among cultures worldwide.

What do we do?
1. Support International Scouting through fundraising and donations to the World Friendship Fund
2. Promote international Scouting events
3. Bring international camp staff to Wolfeboro for the summer

Join us for the monthly International Scouting Committee meeting.  Enjoy a great dinner and find out what is going on in the world with Scouting.  Held typically on the 4th Monday of the month at Cafe Europa in Moraga. For more info contact Roy Adam at n6fun@pacbell.net.

Please join the MDSC International Committee as we support Scouting around the world . The 2019 annual patch campaign will raise money for the World Friendship Fund (WFF). Through the World Friendship Fund , voluntary contributions of Scouts and leaders are transformed into cooperative projects that help Scouting associations in other countries to strengthen and extend their Scouting programs. The World Friendship Fund gives members of the Boy Scouts of America a good turn opportunity to help fellow Scouts who are in need of their support. It teaches Scouts that Scouting is global and that the Boy Scouts of America is merely one of 169 different National Scout Organizations.

In recognition of 25 years of service to international Scouting programs we have a special pair of patches. Help us reach our goal of a $5000 donation to the World Friendship Fund – $10 per Patch. The patches may be obtained at the MDSC Service Center in Pleasant Hill or contact Rand Mahoney (rand.mahoney@scouting.org).

Jamboree-on-the-Air / Jamboree-on-the-Internet (JOTA/JOTI)

Mount Diablo Amateur Radio Club and Boy Scout of America Mount Diablo Silverado Council-International Committee are presenting Jamboree-on-the-Air (JOTA) 2019 and Jamboree-on-the-Internet (JOTI) 2019 at Pacificon 2019 (http://www.pacificon.org/).

The JOTA is an annual event in which Scouts and Guides all over the world speak to each other by means of amateur radio. Scouting experiences are exchanged and ideas are shared, via the radio waves. Each year about half-a-million Scouts and Guides “get together” over the airwaves for the annual JOTA.  JOTI is a similar event but uses the Internet. 

Video introduction to JOTA-JOTI:. https://vimeo.com/191558208

Scouting Magazine article on JOTA-JOTI: https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2018/06/21/ 
Date:    Saturday, October 19, 2019 
Time:    Come anytime from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Typical time onsite is 1-3 hours. 
Place:   PACIFICON, San Ramon Marriott, 2600 Bishop Drive, San Ramon, CA
Cost:    TBD.  includes JOTA patch and general admission into Pacificon for Cub Scout and Scouts BSA (ONLY for Youth in full uniform or adult leader accompanying Scouts in full uniform). Kit building has additional cost (see below). 
Registration:  Registration required at: https://scoutingevent.com/023-31467
Note:  Lunch will NOT be provided, so bring your own.

For Cub Scouts:
Plan to spend about one hour for a docent-led tour of the event, including listening (and possibly talking) to Ham Radio operators around the country and world.  We will also have computers for the JOTI online communications.  Come any time between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.  Webelos/AOL scouts will have an opportunity to complete Requirement 10.d. for Building a Better World Adventure.

For Scouts BSA & Venturers:
Plan to spend about 1-2 hours for a docent-led tour of the event, including listening (and possibly talking) to Ham Radio operators around the country and world.  We will also have computers for the JOTI online communications.  Come any time between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Past Patch Campaigns

To see our entire list of sponsored international campaigns from 1995 to 2008 click HERE or on the graphic below.

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