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SERVING AMERICAN SCOUTS. AROUND THE WORLD. BSA Beyond Borders. Figures as of April 30, 2012. Welcome to the Transatlantic Council Serving American youth in Europe since 1950. Transatlantic Council (TAC). Chartered in 1950 Council Service Center Livorno, Italy

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  2. BSA Beyond Borders Figures as of April 30, 2012

  3. Welcometo the Transatlantic CouncilServing American youth in Europe since 1950

  4. Transatlantic Council(TAC) • Chartered in 1950 • Council Service Center Livorno, Italy • Serving military dependents and embassy, consulate, and corporate families in 28 countries


  6. CAMPS • Baden-Powell High Adventure Camp • Sheffield, England • Camp Alpine • Kandersteg International Scout Centre • Camp Freedom • Oberdachstetten, Germany • Cub Resident Camp • Camp Freedom

  7. Districts • Mayflower • Charlemagne • Barbarossa • Edelweiss • Rheingold • Mediterranean • Horizon

  8. Over 550 members Sponsors Golden Falcon (JLTC) Supports all camping operations BLACK EAGLE LODGE

  9. Omaha Beach Camporee Held every three years. 3,000 attended the 2011 event , which was the largest gathering of military families at one location. The next camporee will be held April 25-27, 2014.

  10. “It is pretty much a regular council with really large areas for districts.” ~ Vince Cozzone, Council Administrator

  11. Welcometo the Far East Council

  12. The Council

  13. SERVICE AREA • Japan • South Korea • The Philippines • Taiwan • Thailand

  14. Council Make-up

  15. The Territory

  16. Jamborette • Scouting Association of Japan and • Boy Scouts of America

  17. “Scouting is alive and well on this side of the big water” and “it looks the same over here as in the States.” • ~ former Scout Executive, Guy Eichsteadt

  18. Direct Service Serving American youth from Angola to Vietnam!

  19. Direct Service is not a council!

  20. The purpose of Direct Service is to make the Scouting program available to United States citizens and their dependents living outside the USA in countries not under the jurisdiction of the Transatlantic Council and Far East Council.

  21. DIRECT SERVICE AREA • Scouts in 52 Countries on 5 Continents AngolaArubaAustraliaAzerbaijan Bahamas BahrainBangladeshBosnia & Herzegovina BruneiCambodia CanadaChile China Colombia Costa RicaCubaEcuador Egypt El SalvadorEthiopia Fiji Honduras Hong KongIndiaIndonesiaIsraelJordanKenya Kazakhstan Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Laos Malaysia MexicoNew Zealand NicaraguaNigeria Panama PeruQatarRussiaSaudi ArabiaSenegal Singapore South AfricaSri LankaTanzaniaUkraineU.A.E.Uzbekistan Vietnam

  22. Our Districts • African • Arab • Asia-Pacific • European • Interamerican • Lone Scouts

  23. The Gamenowinink Lodge No. 555, WWW ("On the other side of the Great Sea"), is under the supervision and administration of the International Department. The lodge averages two hundred members.

  24. THE CHALLENGES WE FACE • Deployments & Employee Rotation • Military realignment – base closures • Currency conversion rates (TAC & Far East) • Funding (TAC & Far East) • Leader Training (Direct Service)

  25. “Our units and Lone Scouts participate in many of the same activities Scouts in the U.S. do; but they also have the opportunity to experience things stateside Scouts can’t.” ~ Terry Meyers, Direct Service Administrator

  26. Direct Service – Far East – Transatlantic –

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