|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 Cncl), Ikunuhkatsi, Hinode Goya, and Achpateuny lodges #498 (Far East Cncl), 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 Cncl), Baluga Lodge #538 (Clark AFB, Philippines), and Cuauhtli Lodge #446 (Scouts de America Council, Mexico City). Baluga merged into Hinode Goya, and Chiriqui and Cuauhtli merged into Gamenowinink.