Scouts from across Hampshire will be embarking on the adventure of a lifetime on Tuesday 3rd August. This will be one of the largest overseas expeditions from Scouts in Hampshire this year. Their 6 weeks expedition will include trekking, undertaking challenging activities and working in a remote central region orphanage.
The party of 14 Scouts and 4 adult volunteer Scout Leaders will be trekking along the historic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, a World Heritage Site. They will take part in a variety of different adventurous activities from hot air ballooning to white water rafting. They will then undertake a vital community project at an orphanage set up to cater for abandoned children, to enhance their living conditions, improving sanitation and creating an outdoor playground.
Expedition Leader, Dave King, a Scout Leader, said "The Scouts have had an intensive 18 month training programme leading up to this unique expedition. They have been working hard fundraising not only for themselves, but also to help buy materials to enhance living conditions at the orphanage. The orphanage was set up for abandoned children and we want to help improve their living conditions and to create an outdoor playground for them to enjoy”.
Katie Bass, from Hook, said "This is a huge adventure for me. Being a Scout has given me this opportunity of going to the other side of the world to have a great time and help children less fortunate than me".