International Scouting opportunities are an essential part of a quality programme for all sections and contribute towards the achievement of the top awards, and in the case of the Explorer Belt is a top award in its own right. Whilst international Scouting can be included within the programme without leaving the UK, for Explorers and Network this should include the opportunity to travel overseas. However, by their very nature, international Scouting trips are more expensive which can present a barrier to many young people, and the adults required to facilitate such opportunities. To ensure inclusivity, funding support can help make such opportunities accessible.
Devon International Fund
What’s it for?
- County led / organised overseas trips only not Group / District trips
Who’s it for?
- Young people – participants
- Adults – participants and leaders / supervisors
- Only those who actively “Scout” in Devon will be eligible to apply
- Applications are only accepted from individuals rather than groups of people
Applications from adults and young people will be treated equally.
Applications via an online system (Link below)
Supporting evidence for applications is not limited to the written word only e.g. PowerPoint or video / audio recordings can be included.
Applications are open throughout the year but reviewed on a quarterly basis. Application deadlines are:
- 31st March
- 30th June
- 30th September
- 31st December
The application review panel will meet soon after these deadlines to consider all applications submitted, then make recommendations to be approved by the Devon County Scout Executive Committee. Applicants will be notified of the outcome within 4 weeks after the application submission deadline.
Who can I ask for help or advice?
The Devon International Team has been established to provide such international opportunities for all sections of Devon Scouts as well as provide information and resources supporting individuals with fundraising efforts.
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