Local Scouts Enjoy the Trip of a Lifetime

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

A total of 34 Scouts, Explorers and leaders travelled to Malaysia, encompassing 12 nights in the Far East.

The groups travelled 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 in 2017.

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

“As this was a self-funded project we got the Scouts involved in individuals fundraising activities.”

A series of fund-raising events took place over nine months prior to the trip, 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.