Scouts set for African adventure

Scouts in the region are taking adventure to a new level this summer when they help a small community in Africa.

Northumberland Network Scouts have been busy planning an expedition for July, that will see them travel to Africa to complete a community project in the village of Magriri in Uganda.

The project involves spending time working in two schools, assisting with lessons, interacting with schoolchildren and local scouts, and renovating old dilapidated classrooms.

The youngsters will be leaving the African community with sustainable sources of income including a mango plantation, providing food for the community but also produce to sell or trade with other small communities.

A spokesman for Northumberland Network Scouts said: “The project alone, with no personal travel costs included, is going to cost £8,000 and we have been holding various events and activities since September 2013 to help raise funds for the trip.

“We are now in the final stages and would like to make a final plea for support.”

The group has now produced a short video about the project and have an account set up for donations on crowdfunder.

Visit to help the scouts with their sponsorship towards the adventure.