Each year the
Gilwell Reunion of Wood Badge holders and others visit Gilwell to
meet and also to learn of new developments and opportunities in Scouting.
The Reunion often attracts guests and members from overseas.
Marquee is a popular venue and the Network has attracted much support
through its annual exhibition which has often offered an opporunity
to discuss with project organisers what they are intending in coming
years as well as to practice practical skills such as brick making!
This year's Reunion
brought Peter Scurry who had constructed a 1/4 size model of the proposed
workshop in Bulangira. Bulangira in the east of Uganda is location
where Surrey is conducting a project with Disabled Scouts. The model
was a bit different in that not only did it illustrate the project
but enabled passing Scouters to form teams of 4 and race to construct
the model. The winning time was about 2 minutes and the team received
a bottle of bubbly at the camp fire. Donations were received for the
project on a voluntary basis.
Inside the International
Tent our hi tech display was impressive, Fran had put together a slide
show which was on continuously and projected to a big screen courtesy
of Spike, Julian from Hampshire showed the Hampshire Video and slide
show on a third screen!
by Nick Winter from Bristol about Uganda 2003, Veronica Moloney from
Bromley about Mbarara and Dave Thomas also from Bristol about Leader
Dave Mowbry appropriately
positioned his UNICEF stand next to ours and together we did a good
selling job promoting Scouting Friendships and support for those we
care for in Uganda.