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Scouts and Explorers… How about attending an Expedition to Uganda in 2019?
Posted on Sunday, February 26th, 2017
Do you know a Scout or Explorer Scout in Hampshire that you think would be interested in an international expedition and are currently 12 years or older? If so please pass on these details to them.
We are looking for 18 scouts/explorer scouts to join our 6 leaders on this amazing expedition to Uganda & Kenya for approx. 3 weeks in August 2019.
We will be camping with local scout groups, painting a local school, visiting water wells that we have fundraised to protect and running joint scouting activities with the local scouts.
All that is before we start our “holiday” part of the trip and move from the Masindi area to Jinja where we will have the chance to go White water rafting on the Nile or on a Quad bike safari along the Nile.
Then we travel into Kenya for a 2 day safari within the Massai Mara before travelling to Nairobi and visiting some animal sanctuaries, before heading home.
To meet the minimum age requirement members will have to have been born before June 2004.
If selected not only will they take part in all the activities during the expedition but they will have the opportunity to complete a variety of badge work elements during the training sessions as well as during the trip which we will keep a log of and pass on to their Section Leader.
Trip fees will be around – £3,200.00 (this includes all UK training and contingent kit, but not transport costs to UK training) It is difficult to give a definitive fee at this early stage.
Fundraising commitment – £150.00 (approximate). This is to cover the project work, scouting activities in Masindi and the funding of 2 water wells. The amount is dependent on gift aid re-claimed on the trip fees.
Personal costs – it can vary from £150 to £800 This is a difficult one to fix a figure to as it will depend on what kit you already have, immunisations needed, medication, spending money etc.
Applications & References to be received by 14th July 2017
For more information about the trip, fundraising / team commitments & how to apply, please look at all the information provided on our website, you can also contact us and ask any further questions.