Complete all the activities in one of the following two areas:
.Area 1: International contact
Make contact with Scouts from another country outside the United Kingdom.
Take part in a Troop or Patrol activity with these Scouts.
Take part in a Patrol or Troop activity based on things found out during the International contact.
This can be done a number of ways, for example through Nights Away in the UK or overseas, the Internet, pen pals, Jamboree on the-Air (JOTA), Jamboree-on-the-Internet (JOTI), or Lands of Adventure.
.Area 2: International issues
Choose and investigate an international issue.
c.Water & sanitation
Then complete the following:
a.Show an understanding of the issues involved.
b.Take some action as a result of research
c.Compare how the issues affect the UK and countries overseas.
So if he investigates an issue, he doesn't need to have had contact with overseas Scouts - hope this helps.