celebrated 60 years of Scouting in 1999;
since 1994 they have maintained a correspondence link with Scouts
at St. Lawrence's school, Nyamitanga, Mbarara, Uganda. During 1997
two leaders visited Mbarara to prepare for- a Group visit in 1999.
Scouts & Guides work and play alongside each other in Uganda and
it was seen to be appropriate to include the Guides from our parish
further develop the link between Bromley & Mbarara by giving support
& encouragement to their Youth Development Project.
Scouts based at Nyamitanga, Mbarara, to obtain permission from the
Bishop to develop about five acres of diocesan land; lay plans for
live fencing, water & pit latrines & to begin gardening projects.
Scouts & Guides from St. Joseph's Parish Bromley to visit Mbarara
August 1999 to stay with and camp with Ugandan Scouts & Guides.
During the visit, both groups to work together on the project, at
whatever stage it has reached.
Bromley to raise funds to help finance fencing water & latrines.
Mbarara should set aside 25% of profits from their current small projects
for Youth Development.
Mbarara to develop a five to ten year plan and submit their land application
to the Bishop by the end of December 1997.
To give the project a family feel a programme of training ideas with
a special woggle or badge will be offered to all members of the Scout
& Guide movement in the parish.
Consideration will be given to inviting a patrol of Ugandans to UK
to attend CampDowne 2000.
The land application was successful with the help of the Bishop and
is now available to the Scouts locally. It is used regularly for District
camping and development is starting.
Read about the expedition to Mbarara, Uganda in Agandi
6, the Bromley publication to support the project. Note you will
need a copy of Adobe Acrobat to view the document. This can be obtained
from Adobe free of charge.
The woggle has been developed with a view to really involving every
Beaver Scout, Brownie, Cub Scout, Guide and Scout so that they can
really claim ownership of the project. All sections are now progressing
very well with the Brombara Woggle - a red woggle with gold print
logo- I hope that everyone will gain one and be proud to wear it (although
the Beavers and Cubs were mistakenly given theirs before completing
all the requirements). We will bring the remaining woggles to Uganda
- we should have enough to give each Scout & Guide either a woggle
or a badge in Mbarara District; their numbers seem to be growing by
the day. The final achievement will be the awarding of the International
Friendship Award for all members of the 11th Bromley Scout Group.
of the plans to bring the Scouts from Mbarara to the UK in August
2000 is in Agandi 7