Fourteen Explorer Scouts and four Leaders set off at 4am on Tuesday morning for their expedition to Peru. Travelling via Houston to Lima and then onto Cuzco, the 6-week expedition will include community work at the local orphanage, hiking the Inca Trail, and experiencing the local culture including Macchu Picchu.
Meanwhile, the topics at the departure preparations on Monday evening included how to keep iPods charged during the trip, whether bags were within the weight limits, and how short haircuts needed to be to last 6 weeks.
To follow the expedition’s progress, visit http://hsx.org.uk/. The team are due to return on September 11th to an official reception – more details later