News Archive (Added 03/09/00!)
They're back home
All 150 Leaders and Scouts have now returned to the UK from their three week long expedition in Uganda and their attendance at the 85th Anniversary Jamboree.
2000 was the 85th years since Scouting started in Uganda. The first troop being at the Mbarara High School where this year a small group of Scouts and Leaders from the UK camped to celebrate the event. In addition 120 other Scouts and Leaders camped in 10 other Districts to work on community projects while 10 more walked off deep into Districts to visit villages never before seen by a Muzungu (white person).
Everywhere the UK Scouts went they were given a tremendous welcome and with their work and presence supported Scouting in Uganda, encouraging its Leaders and attracting new members.
Earlier in the year Leaders from Bristol had undertaken a training programme for Ugandan Scout Leaders. Scouts and Leaders from Northumberland had worked and camped at Mityana, Avon Scouts had continued with their project at Jinja and Veronica Moloney who had worked in Uganda 30 years ago had brought 8 young Scouts from Mbarara to CampDowne 2000
Uganda 2000 is not over yet. In November Alan Beavis, Network Co-ordinator and David McKee (HQ) will visit Uganda to help the Network plan for the future. You can be part of those plans by attending the next Network Meeting
Photographs and reports of Uganda 2000 will continue to be posted onto the site in the coming weeks.