International SASU

International SASU


As an International Movement, we have real opportunity to make the issues of peace and understanding an active part of our programme and help those in our membership to realise the responsibilities of being part of a global society and members of a worldwide organisation. There are many ways to use the International experience creatively, both in the overseas visits and camps and also in regular programme items. If you are able to go away, you will be able to make contact with many people. Do keep in touch with these friends and consider a continuing programme of sharing experiences, visits or other exchanges.

International SASU Manager

Hi I’m Sam, I’m the manager of the International SASU. I’m currently a student in Brighton studying Geography but still get to spend plenty of time back in Devon. I have a broad range of international experience from as a young person and adult volunteer, including my most recent international visit to the 24th World Scout Jamboree in America where this photo was taken.
I’m really excited to work towards getting international scouting and global issues throughout the programme within Devon and getting international opportunities available for all. I’m looking forward to meeting you all soon!

The Devon International SASU is a team of people committed to international scouting in Devon. We work to bring international into the weekly programme, providing resources and visiting groups to help achieve international badges, raise awareness of global issues and spread the word about international opportunity. We also support international trips being run by the county, including explorer belts and we have a wealth of knowledge available to help you if you’re planning your own trip. Get in touch to find out more on


What does it cost me to join?

  • No joining fee! Buckets of enthusiasm preferred! Costs for meetings etc will be on a case by case basis but kept minimal for everyone. There will be an option to purchase a team hoody.


I don’t have a current adult appointment. Can I still join the Devon International Team?

  • Yep! Your new role will be SASU Member.
  • The Devon International Team is a Scout Active Support Unit (SASU) which allows adult volunteers to get involved in Scouting irrespective of whether you have another Scouting appointment, or any previous Scouting experience.

What can I expect to get involved in as a member of the Devon International Team?

  • Of course, great international trips (both nationally and abroad). Trips with all ages of scouters where you can either support from the UK, attend as unit leaders or other event staff roles in the destination country
  • Developing the weekly international programme resources for all sections across Devon (think Japan in a box and completing the international based badges and awards)
  • Developing resources for young people and leaders going on international trips (think fundraising packs, team building activities etc)


I have never been involved in any international Scouting trips. Can I still join the Devon International Team?

  • Yes! No international experience required – learning and sharing encouraged and everyone’s experiences are valuable. Our aim for the Devon International Team is to provide all members with experience, guidance and support.


I am an Explorer and have been to a previous international trip and I would like to continue being involved in international Scouting. How can I get involved in a leadership role on a future international trip?

  • You can join the international SASU the minute you turn 18 – and we’ll keep you in the know through social media etc until then. Email if you need more information on upcoming opportunities if you’re under 18. 


Can I run an international trip without being a member of the international team?

  • Yes you can. You will need to seek support and approval from both your DC and CC and comply with the POR and SA guidelines, but yes, you can.
  • In Devon we have an International SASU which could provide some help and support if you need it.


Will I need to complete extra training?

  • Not necessarily – you may already have the minimum training which the SASU requires
  • Training elements required:
  1. The compulsory getting started modules: DBS check, Module 1, GDPR, Safety and Safeguarding
  2. Additionally, we would like for people to complete Module 12a, Module 12b and Module 19, as these really help support the work we do.
  • Additional relevant training can be arranged as necessary. Such as for people running trips or helping to deliver Module 19.


How do I sign up?

  • Email us on . The same goes for if you have any questions – of any kind!


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