HINTON St George Scouts living in Crewkerne and the surrounding villages have been selected to take part in international charitable projects and events in the summer of 2023.

Six scouts will be taking part in ‘Project Kenya’, travelling to the Great Rift Valley, to volunteer at three primary schools in Nakuru.

During the trip, they will continue to develop the international partnership with these charity-funded schools that began in 2019.

The organisations with whom they will work cater for children who are orphaned or from very underprivileged backgrounds.

Whilst in Nakuru, they will also be able to get involved with the Troop of Kenyan Scouts at Melon Mission School - sharing our Scouting values and ideas with them.

Project Kenya aims not only to benefit children, schools, and communities in Nakuru but also to deliver priceless personal development and learning opportunities for all those participating.

At the same time, three young leaders/explorer scouts have the honour of being selected to attend European and World Jamboree events.

Liz Clemow, 1st Hinton St George Scouts Group secretary said: “These are huge events, where scouts from across the globe gather for two weeks of learning designed to give young people a taste of what the future might hold, from new technology that could power our futures, to clean and sustainable energy sources that will help prevent the extreme climate change that could destroy the world as we know it.

“It is about inspiring young minds to help build a better world for us all to share.

“All involved are working together to arrange an ambitious and varied programme of fundraising and sponsored events with the aim of raising a large portion of the £20,000+ required to fund their once in a lifetime adventure for which we would welcome any support or fundraising opportunities.”