INTERNATIONAL YOUTH EXCHANGE EMBLEM REQUIREMENTS

(For Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, Explorers, and Unit Leaders)

  1. Participate for at least five days in a group exchange program, visiting a Scout group in another nation.* This visit can involve home hospitality, joint camping with the host group, or another joint activity.

  2. Participate for at least five days in a group exchange program hosting a Scout group from another nation in your community.* This can involve home hospitality, joint camping with the guest group, or another joint activity.

  3. Plan activities, both as guest and as host, that will provide opportunities to learn about each other's country, culture, and Scout association.

  4. Exchange groups must be at least patrols or crews of six to eight Scouts or Explorers with two adult leaders.

  5. All preceding requirements must be completed by a group to qualify for recognition. An individual in the group must complete all requirements to qualify.

  6. When requirements are completed, the International Youth Exchange emblem, No. M-214, may be ordered by the unit leader from the International Division, Boy Scouts of America. The emblem is worn as a temporary insignia on the right uniform shirt pocket.

*Under special circumstances, the exchange can be with a non-Scout youth group from a nation without a recognized Scout program, if approved in advance by the International Division.

Certification of an individual for the International Youth Exchange emblem is the responsibility of the unit leader or a designated representative.

Emblems, No. ID-214, are ordered from the International Division by the unit representative. Cost is $3.00 per emblem. Please make check payable to Boy Scouts of America:

Youth Exchange Emblem
International Division, Boy Scouts of America
1325 West Walnut Hill Lane
P.O. Box 152079
Irving, TX 75015-2079

Phone: 214-580-2404
Fax: 214-580-2413

A January, 1998, letter from the International Division B.S.A. confirmed that this information is correct as of that date.

Last Updated: February 11, 1998

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