Local Scouts Head to Malaysia

1V Scouts group is planning a trip of a lifetime in an effort to build links with groups from the other end of the world.

A total of 32 Scouts, Explorers and leaders will be taking part in the trip to Malaysia, which will encompass 12 nights in the Far East.

The groups will travel throughout the country including visits to Kuala Lumpar, Penang, Taman Negara, Malacca and include camps with a Malaysian Scouts group whom they first met at the Muslim Scouts Jamboree earlier this year.

The group will be completing a whole range of activities from visiting the Petronas Towers, hiking in the oldest rainforest in the world, bathing elephants at a local sanctuary and riding boats through rapids.

Group Leader, Nisbah Hussain, emphasized the importance of the trip.

“It will be an adventure of a lifetime and help the children hone their personal skills which they can continue to use in the future. It will also give them a sense of independence, and provide challenges for the youngsters.”

“As this will be a self-funded project we are also trying to get the Scouts involved in individuals fundraising activities.”

A series of fund-raising events will take place over the next nine months, including a sponsored Ben Nevis walk and various fundays. Previously the 1V Scouts have conducted a variety of trips, including a sleepover in the National History Museum.