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Travel boost for West Lancs Scouts

The scout group has received funding for a community project in Nepal

Members of the West Lancashire scout group
Members of the West Lancashire scout group

The West Lancashire Scout Group has been given £800 from the County Council towards the cost of their expedition to Nepal in December and a camping trip to the Ardennes in Belgium.

After a successful expedition in 2009, the scouts will be returning to Nepal in December for a 22-day trip.

Twelve young people from the Explorer Scout and Scout Network sections will be led by a team of six adult volunteers whilst the young people will be heavily involved in the planning of the expedition.

During the trip the scouts will be independent by having to camp, cook and shop for themselves. The young people will also take part in a variety of adventurous activities such as climbing, caving and hiking.

They will also take part in a community project at an orphanage in the hills above Kathmandu, as well as enduring a 10-day trek into the Himalayas to look down on the Everest base camp.

The funding came from County Councillor Kim Snape, the council's Champion for Young People.

Councillor Snape said: “Our funding will help the Scouts to visit new parts of the world and take part in new experiences. During the trip to Nepal, they'll take part in adventurous activities while learning new skills.  “These are exciting and valuable experiences for young people.”

A Nepal 2014 participant, Samuel Holmes, said: “We are really inspired to continue the exciting work that West Lancs Scouts have done out there so far with the orphanage.

"I can’t wait to experience life in Nepal, from the huge Himalayas to the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu and from the inspiring national parks to the sacred religious sites. It’s going to be a truly life-changing experience!”

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