NCAC INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE 2008-2013 Business Plan (approved July 19, 2008)
Enrich the program of National Capital Area Council Scouts and Venturers by enhancing their awareness of international Scouting, and by promoting contacts with Scouts of other countries.
Objectives and Specific Tasks
Objective 1: Promote the earning of international Scouting awards.
- Establish and maintain council requirements for the International Activity Patch.
- Increase the number of International Activity Patches earned.
- Promote earning of the International Scouter�s Award, Citizenship in the World Merit Badge, Language and Culture Academic Belt Loop and Pin, and Interpreter Strips.
Objective 2: Provide opportunities for council Scouts and Venturers to interact firsthand with Scouts of other countries.
- Promote participation by council units in Jamboree-on-the-Air (JOTA) and Jamboree on the Internet (JOTI).
- Establish and run a council JOTA event.
- Plan and execute NCAC-sponsored international trips for Scouts and Venturers, with the first trip to a Latin American or Canadian destination.
- Publish and maintain the council�s Guidelines for International Trips with Boy Scouts and Venturers.
- Promote attendance at World Jamborees.
- Conduct competitions to select council Scouts and Venturers to participate in international events.
Objective 3: Host Scouts and Scouters visiting from other countries.
- Revise and expand the list of NCAC families willing to host visiting foreign Scouts and Scouters.
Objective 4: Enhance international Scouting awareness through displays and presentations.
- Present an attractive international activities display at the council Pow Wow.
- Present an attractive international activities display at the council Camp Snyder Jamboree.
- Present a class and/or display on International Scouting at the Commissioner College.
- Present a class and/or display on International Scouting at the University of Scouting.
- Encourage each district to discuss international Scouting at least once during the year.
Objective 5: Publish international Scouting information in a wide class of media.
- Distribute and promote the committee�s International Activities CD to all districts for presentation at their Roundtables and unit meetings.
- Continue to publish a monthly International Committee newsletter that promotes awareness of International Scouting.
- Continue to publish a regular segment on International in the council�s Scouters Digest.
- Maintain attractive and informative International web-pages on the council website.
Objective 6: Encourage financial contributions to approved organizations that support international Scouting.
- Organize collections for the World Friendship Fund.
- Advocate becoming a Baden-Powell Fellow or member of the Order of the Condor.
Objective 7: Expand the number of council Scouters involved in international Scouting.
- Encourage each district to establish and fill a district committee position for International Scouting.
- Encourage participation in the International Scouting Conference at the Philmont Training Center.
Note: Unless otherwise indicated, all activities are intended to be conducted annually.
Mission: An enduring statement of the organization�s reason for being, changing infrequently if at all.
Objective: A major function or goal of the organization, necessary or desirable to the accomplishment of the mission, generally current for the 5-year life of the business plan.
Specific Task: A clearly defined undertaking, sometimes with a tangible deliverable by a specified deadline, often changing from year to year, that directly supports an objective.