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Network News
12th June 2002

Bennett Tours to be re-arranged

The 20+ members of the Avon Ventrure Expedition arrived 4 hours late at Entebbe on Saturday because of unknown airline problems. Despite this the usual welcome party was at the airport - Sammy and those who had travelled from Jinja.

Some small instability in Uganda has meant that not for the first time the "Bennett Tour" has had to be re-directed and Lake Mburu and Queen Elizabeth II National Park.

Negotiations continue with a local firm to use Buwenda as its base for raft expeditions on the Nile.

This year is the 10th Anniversary of the start of the Buwenday project at Jinja. Criticised by some as being far too ambitious considerable credit is due to those leaders who formulated the idea more than 10 years ago and have had the drive and determination to push it through to its conclusion. Sadly one of those who started the project, Colin Bennett, is unable to join the party this year but we are told he is directing the operations from his home in Bristol.

Link to other information about Buwenda

Berkshire Scout Enterprises donates computers
For several years now Berkshire Scout Enterprises have been the sponsors of the UK Uganda Nework. 4 computers have now been prepared for shipping to Uganda and it si hoped they will arrive in time for this year's Camporee.

Link to Sponsor

Next Network Meeting

The next Network Weekend will be held at Hesley Wood, Sheffield, from 18/20
October 2002.

Link to Network Meeting

CAMJAM 2002 and Encounter 2002

Over 80 Ugandan Scouts will be attending CAMJAM in Peterborough and Encounter 2002 in Liverpool. The Scouts all from Kampala District will spend 2 weeks in the UK at the camp an in Home Hospitality.

Queen's Golden Jubiliee Badges to aid Uganda Scouting

Published in Scouting magazine this month Scouts in the UK have been asked to celebrate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee by raising money through the sale of Jubilee Badges and other fund-raising activities for one of five specific Commonwealth projects - a Kenyan Memorial, Education in India, Malaysia Awareness Programme, Africa Funding and the Ugandan House of Hope.

Walesby Meeting

Notes of the Walesby Meeting can now be downloaded.

Link to download


Uganda 2003

Why not join in the 2003 expedition to Uganda. The latest information and application form is available to download form the Uganda 2003 section of the site.

Link to Uganda 2003

Gilwell Reunion

Members of the UK Uganda nework will once again be providing a stand at the Gilwell Reunion which is to be held during the weekend of 6-8 Spetember 2002.

Link to Gilwell Reunion

Salopia 2002

The UK Uganda Network join members of Polish Partners and Gapp at Shropshire's International Scout Camp on Sunday 28th July. Rumour has it that our man there (Dave Thomas) spent some time talking to Beaver Scouts and Cub Scouts on the Bouncy Castle!

Good to know that Dave Thomas is progressing well to a full recovery from his injuries last year.

Pross leaves Uganda HQ

Our dear friend pross who married recently has left her job at BP House, Kampala and is now living in the Mbarara District. We have no doubt that she will be back Scouting very soon.

No to uniforms

The UK Uganda Nework has reluctantly had to decline offers of uniforms for Uganda. The old UK uniforms would have been widely used by Scouts in Uganda but the cost of shipping and the import charges have forced the Network to decline recent offers.

However Uganda will still get some uniforms as Scout Shops are shipping their old stock to Nairobi for use by the Africa Region

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