SCOUTING in Thurrock have been hosts to 4 youngsters and 2 Leaders from Australia while they staying at Condovers campsite, explorer the UK and meet the local community. Hosting Scouts from overseas can be fun for everyone. Would you consider hosting overseas Scouts?
Along with the typical visits to London, the Venturers have also visited Ipswich, had an enjoyable day at Thorpe Park, taken part in County Marathon with Thurrock Explorers, visited Gilwell Park and also met the Mayor who entertained them in the Council Chamber.
The youngsters and their leaders even paid a visit to Chadwell Beavers and Cubs, Ockendon Scouts and both Aquilla and Pyxis Explorer Scouts which was an interesting experience for both sides, finding out how different Scouting is on the other side of the world.
The Venturers had nothing but praise for their visit. One said “Not one highlight, a ‘full on’ well balanced programme. Good mix of visits to local Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers, tourist attractions in London, the countryside plus of course all the home hospitality”. “We have met some amazing people, who have made us welcome and done so much for us. Too many to name!” said another.
The Avock Scout Active Support Unit and Thurrock Explorers organised a brilliant programme and organised the hospitality on behalf of Thurrock District.