Sis84’s World of Scouting

Hi, it’s Sis84 here and I’m going to talk to you about how recently I have been talking to Scouts from different countries. This is to work towards my world challenge badge to get me my gold award. I had the help of 84’s jamboree contacts to do this.

I talked to 7 people from all over the world from America to Brazil to China. I talked to them about scouting, themselves, and the countries where they live. It was fun to learn about their lives and countries.

I learnt many things about how scouting works where they come from as well as other things about what they are like as a person as well. Some things I learnt were that they have different names and ages to UK sections of scouting. (so our Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, and Network were different.) I also learnt that in some countries in Guiding they allow boys whereas in the UK Guiding is girls only.

I talked to these people across roughly a whole weekend. I found out how different states do scouting differently. As well as how other countries do scouting differently. Some of the things I learnt were very interesting. Here are some things I learnt:

  • The amount of people in their groups is very different – one person I spoke to only had 5 people in their group
  • Most of their uniforms are very similar with only a few changes to make them different
  • Each place has slightly different badges and awards
  • They do different things during their meetings – and their meetings are different lengths and happen at different intervals.
  • The age limits for their different sections change slightly as well as their names.