Northamptonshire scout unit to travel to Uganda as part of project to help African schoolchildren

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A Scout unit from Northamptonshire are set to travel to Uganda to take part in a partnership project to improve the lives of schoolchildren.

The Pitsford Explorer Unit, made up of boys and girls aged 14 to 18 years old, recently took part in a weekend full of activity at Whitemoor Lakes Activity Centre in Staffordshire to give the youngsters an opportunity to work as a team ahead of the trip.

The weekend included abseiling, canoeing, high rope adventure, team building challenges and a zip wire.

Adult volunteer Matt Taylor said: “The weekend was action-packed, thrilling and amazing. The teenagers had so much fun trying out different activities and they also learnt a great deal about working together as a team.”

Nigel Taylor from the Scout Association said, “Scouting provides over 200 activities from abseiling to zorbing, creativity to international for boys and girls aged 6 to 18. We continue to grow because adult volunteers provide some great opportunities for young people. A six year old, might spend a night out camping whereas some teenagers will get involved in a community project in Uganda.”

For more information about Scouting in Northamptonshire, please visit http://www.northamptonshirecountyscouts.org.uk/