Let’s Go On an Adventure! – Uganda 2017

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Avon County Scouts, in partnership with Isle of Wight Scouting, are going on an adventure! In Summer 2017, we are looking to take 12 young people to Uganda in order to complete their Duke of Edinburgh Gold/Queen's Scout Award Expedition, undertake a community project and enjoy a safari experience. Find out more by reading the following information and attending our information evening (details at the bottom of the page).

This project is in its first stages, so there will be plenty of opportunities for members to shape what is done and what they get out of it. The whole experience will include a practice and a qualifying DofE Gold/QSA Expedition, community project, safari experience and a series of training camps leading up to the trip. Members will also actively take part in fundraising activities.

The experience will allow members to do something a little different in their DofE award, learn about a completely different culture, learn some great skills and make long-lasting friends both at home and abroad.

The team will be led by Ashley Russell (an Assistant County Commissioner and Network Member in Avon) and Connor Jones (a Beaver Sectional Assistant and Network Member on the Isle of Wight), both of whom have experience planning and completing their own international expedition - having completed their Explorer Belt Award in Summer 2014. We are also supported by Malcolm Smith, a leader who has more experience than you can shake a stick at.

Currently envisaged costing is a £500 member contribution, with fundraising making it up to £2,500pp.

Requirements for all members:

  • Eligible to complete a DofE Gold/QSA Practice Expedition in Summer 2016 and a Qualifying Expedition in Summer 2017;
  • Committed.

If you are interested (even a little bit), we are running an information evening at 1st Keynsham Scout HQ on Saturday 20th June 2015 from 19:00 to 20:30. If you will be attending the evening, or are interested but can't attend, please complete the form here: http://goo.gl/forms/qtV9k3sDsg

If you have any further questions, please contact Ashley Russell on uganda2017@avonscouts.org.uk or on Twitter @AshleyL_Russell.