We will be undertaking a 21 day expedition to Kenya, to complete work based projects and to experience and enjoy the development of Scouting at an international level – as well as having an opportunity to experience a completely different culture.
We will be flying to Nairobi, then spending a day acclimatising and visiting an elephant and giraffe sanctuary before heading north to Meru, where we will spend a few days with homeless street kids, getting to know and finding out about them. Our time will be taken up with general maintenance work and helping to improve the facilities of the safe house where the street kids now live. We will also set up a Scout Group there – giving all the kids uniforms and then celebrating the opening of the Group by taking them away on a Scout camp.
At the camp, we will be joined by street kids from Kisii, and will organise a programme of fun and activities for approximately 50 to 60 street kids in total. After 4 days at camp, we will say goodbye to the Meru kids and travel to Kisii, via Baden Powell’s grave in Nyeri.
Whilst in Kisii, we will spend time making physical improvements to the safe house that was constructed there at the time of our 2009 expedition, and where we helped to make improvements in 2013.
After a few days of work at Kisii, we will then leave the street children and head to Lake Naivasha for a water safari with hippos. We then travel on to Aberdare National Park, where we hope to undertake a safari by day, and by night we will sit above a floodlit water hole and wait for animals to come and drink – a truly amazing experience.
We will then head back towards Nairobi, where we will spend the last night in some luxury tented accommodation before returning to the UK.
We hope to raise a minimum of £6,000 to help fund the improvements we will be making to the two safe houses, to pay for a further 30 Kenya Scout uniforms, and to ensure the street kids have the best possible fun at the camp.
Follow our journey here!