US citizens and their dependents who live abroad are able to participate in the BSA program through the Transatlantic Council (serving most of Europe), the Far East Council (serving Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, the Philippines, and Thailand), or through Direct Service, BSA.

The corresponding lodges: Black Eagle Lodge #482 (Transatlantic Council), Ikunuhkatsi, Hinode Goya, and Achpateuny lodges #498 (Far East Council), and Gamenowinink Lodge #555 (Direct Service) have rich histories. Prior to 1973, they were sometimes referred to as "Extra‑Regional" or the so-called "Region 13," even though they weren't organized as such, nor did they have region/area leadership, planning, or area events.

International lodges that no longer exist are: Chiriqui Lodge #391 (Panama Canal / Canal Zone Council), Baluga Lodge #538 (Clark AFB, Philippines), and Cuauhtli Lodge #446 (Mexico City, DF, Mexco). Baluga merged into Hinode Goya, and Chiriqui and Cuauhtli merged into Gamenowinink.

Transatlantic t1b 

Direct Service s1  Far East s9, 40th Anniv.  Far East s6b 
Black Eagle 482 s7  Gamenowinink 555 s4  Achpateuny 498 s2  Hinode Goya 498 s17b 
Chiriqui 391 s25 
Canal Zone Council
Cuauhtli 446 f1 
Direct Service, Mexico City, DF

image courtesy of Bob Cylkowski
Achsin 565 s2 
Chamorro Council, Agana, Guam

image courtesy of Bob Cylkowski
Ikunuhkatsi 498 f3a 

Baluga 538 s1 
Clark AFB, Angeles City, PI

image courtesy of Bill Griesmyer

Baluga 538 s1, 3 fakes,
and original flap designs
image courtesy of Bill Topkis

Baluga 538 n1
image courtesy of Bill Topkis

Achsin 565 n1
image courtesy of Bob Cylkowski

OAS My Collection: International Flaps
Created: June 1997
This page updated:
MAC Flap Space Fillers
Areas E, F, & III-B
Area III-F
Section NE-5C
Section NE-5
Section NE-5A
Section NE-3A
Sections NE-4A & E14

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