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.