Scouts in Namibia
Two of our ex-Scouts (now Explorers) are off on a very exciting adventure. They will be part of the Forth Region Scouts trip to Omakange, in Namibia where they aim to help raise funds and then help build an infant school and community garden in a remote impoverished village.
Omakange is about 170 km from Etosha National Park and although the village has a relatively high population of 700 people, there is no school. The nearest school is about 6-7 km away which means children aren't able to make the 14 km return journey every day along dusty roads under a hot sun until they are about 8 years old.
Forth Region Scouts have partnered with Scouts of Namibia to develop the project and it's hoped that a new scout group is formed locally as a result of the project.
You can follow the Scouts' adventures on Facebook and Twitter at the following pages
Good luck from all of Balfron Scouts, Cubs and Beavers!