In 2015 the Region, in partnership with Indo Trek Ltd,
organised and delivered a Queens Scout Award expedition for 29 Explorer Scout
and Network members aged 16-24 year olds to Java, Indonesia.
success of the 2015 expedition, which resulted in 15 of the 29 participants
gaining their Queens Scout Award within 6 months of their return, plans are now
being developed for a second Queens Scout expedition, hosted by Indo Trek,
to the island of Sumatra, Indonesia for 2018.
This expedition is designed to meet the criteria of
the ‘Expedition and International’ element of the Queen's Scout Award, with all young people being given the opportunity to
complete the expedition element of the Award, this being the
most challenging part of the Award.
As with the 2015 expedition, a series of training days will
take place prior to the expedition. In addition, there will be an emphasis on physical
training to help ensure that the young people have attained a standard of
fitness to enable them to achieve all elements of the programme, which will
provide them with a most challenging but rewarding international experience.
As part of the expedition, at the Invitation of the
Indonesian National Park office and in association with the Gerakan Pramuka (
the Indonesian National Scout Movement), a team of up to 40 Explorers and Network
Members (aged 16 to 24 years old) with four leaders will travel to Indonesia to
participate in a cultural and conservation expedition based in the UNSECO World
Heritage Park of Mount Leuser National Park, Sumatra.
A total cost which will not exceed £2,900 per participant
has been calculated to cover all costs including selection and training
weekends, uniform t-shirts and badges, flights, in country costs and project
costs with 10% contingency costs. The aim will be to confirm the final cost by
Applications are now closed for this event.Author: Gary Bainbridge