The second phase of our expedition is participating in a community project.
As many of you know, our expedition to Patagonia will take place over a 6 week period, Christmas and New Year 2017.
Our expedition is split into four phases, acclimatisation, the community project, trekking and also some R and R.
Scouting has a positive impact on communities across the World. Strong values and making a positive contribution to society have always underpinned our movement. As a movement, Scouting is not afraid to change and while our values remain constant, what we do must evolve to meet the needs of today’s society. All HSX expeditions involve a community project and Patagonia 2017 will be no different.
In previous expeditions, HSX have built orphanages in Peru, monkey enclosures in Belize, schools in Nepal, and reconstructed and conditioned parts of a nature reserve in Malawi.
So what is our project for Patagonia?
It is not 100% confirmed yet, but after some Chilean Scouts took part in a gap year alongside the National Scout Activity Centres at Gilwell park, we have managed to get in contact with Scouts who are members of Asociation de Guias Y Scouts de Chile, One of the 7 national Scout organisations from Chile, (but the only one recognised by the World Scout Organisation)
Projects are hard work, but the end result is truly fantastic, and the effect the work has, not only on the local community, but also the surrounding neighborhoods, can be life changing.
If our expedition sounds like something that you would be interested in… Why not join us on our expedition?!
Please contact us and get involved!
Email: (Patagonia@hsx.org.uk) or stay tuned to the blog for more details.
Twitter: @HSXofficial #Pat2017