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    Uganda 2003

    There are various opportunities for Explorer Scouts, Venture Scouts and Scout Network Members to participate in activities through the Network in 2003.  These activities are being planned through a Core Team, co-ordinated by Marvin Takel and comprising of the Leader from each of the activities.  We have suggested a maximum of 100 participants in groups of approximately 15 to 20.

    These activities are as follows:

    • Explorer Belt Expedition, ie teams of 3 UK Scouts linking with a Ugandan Scout - co-ordinated by Nick Winter.  
    • Soroti - continuing a project with the Scouts in a school, started in 2000 - co-ordinated by Chris Boorman.
    • Lukataime - continuing a project started in 2000 in guiding, assisting and financing the local Scouts and community in building their local school - co-ordinated by Fran Salussolia and Julian Sore.
    • Mbale - continuing assisting local Scouts and the community - co-ordinated by Lee Carrott.  
    • Masindi - continuing work developed by the Hampshire contingent in 2000 - co-ordinated by Phil Morley.  
    • Mount Elgon Climb - there will be an opportunity for Members of each of the parties to climb Mount Elgon - co-ordinated by Nick Winter and his team.  
    • Tororo - this is a separate project being run by the 13th Epsom Scout Group and their local church - co-ordinated by Neil Dallon.
    It is proposed that the Core  Team will facilitate flights, transport, support facilities and food with each party being responsible for their own finance.

    There will, of course, be other visits in connection with reunion for the completion of the 10 year Avon/Jinja Partnership, ongoing work by Northamptonshire Scouts at Outspan School and Street Kids Project, Kampala, together with other one-to-one arrangements.


Bulangira deal struck

The Network Meeting this weekend in Nottinghamshire will hear from Peter and Betty Scurry
that during their recent visit to Uganda they found that land borrowed
from a local Member of Parliament for use by the Disabled School had been
taken back. They went straight to the heart of the matter and agreed to
purchase new land for a new school. The deal was struck with the Local
Government Officials in the presence of Victoria Nalongo, Chief Commissioner
of the Uganda Scouts Association. It is hoped that the school will be
built during the next 12 months

New Activities for Cubs and Scouts

3 new or revised activity
sheets are now available for Cubs and Scouts. Produced by Berkshire Scout
Enterprises for the Network the activity sheets are for a mud hut (money boxes), a streamer or buttonhole
and flags (UK and Uganda).

Our Sponsor's Report
Berkshire Scout Enterprises has been sponsoring the Network for some years and this is its Annual
Report Newsheet
showing its activities for Scouting both in Berkshire
and Internationally

Network Meeting in May

The Network will be holding its second meeting in May
in Nottinghamshire. This excellent Scout location at Walesby Forest Camp Site
situated in the heart of Sherwood Forest. You can download a pdf copy of the joining
information here