international trip planning
Darla Keller (C60DJK1@MVS.CSO.NIU.EDU)
Mon, 31 Oct 1994 19:21:00 CST
I am scoutmaster of Troop 33 in DeKalb, Illinois. We have done
several international trips including a six week tour of europe,
five trips to Canada, one trip to Mexico, and a trip to Bermuda.
You can write to the International Division of the BSA for some
guidelines on international trips. For paperwork, you need only fill
out the National Tour Permit form available at your local council
office, remember to fill out the last portion regarding an
International Letter of Introduction. It takes a minimum of
6 weeks to process. When you recieve the International Letter of
Introduction you will receive along with it the name and telephone
number of the INternational Commissioner for the nations you visit.
Robert W. McGinier wrote the list saying his troop is planning a
trip for spring. Time is short! Begin you paperwork now! Once
you have the name and phone number of the INternational Commissioner
You have an official contact person to make connections with a
Scouting group from that nation. On our trip to the Copper Canyon
region of Mexico we met with Troop 11 of Chihuahua. They acted as
tourguides for their city. The boys from both nations loved this
contact. It gives Citizenship in the World a whole new meaning.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City