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Weʼre raising £10,000 to fund community projects in Kenya and part fund the Castle Douglas scout group to help finish these projects.

Machakos County, Kenya

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Update May 2018:

We are getting ready for the Scouts to cycle in their 4 man latrine bike 120 miles to Edinburgh!

Leaving Castle Douglas High School at 10am on 15th June, passing through Dumfries, Lockerbie & Moffat stopping near Biggar for a well earned rest.

On the Saturday, we will pass through Biggar before taking the A701 to Edinburgh. In Edinburgh we will be hosted by St Andrews Church, Muirhouse who will give us accommodation for the Saturday night. If the scouts have enough energy left we will go up Arthurs seat on Saturday evening. On Sunday, we will cross the Forth Bridge and return to St Andrews in time for their service at 11.00am. We will disband at 12.00 noon after the service. Parents and families are welcome to join us for the bridge crossing and service if they are able.

This will be a physical and mental challenge for the scouts, we will be asking them to dig deep to achieve what we are expect of them. We hope that this will stretch their horizons and give them more confidence in their abilities individually and as a team.

Also on the Saturday we are hosting a Coffee Morning at 10am at St Ninians Church in Castle Douglas. Come along and support our troop!

The cycle team will all have sponsor forms or please donate via this page

Update: The Taste of Kenya is Sweet!

Over 70 people attended the Taste of Kenya evening put on by Castle Douglas Scouts in St Ninians Church Hall on Saturday night, raising £839, enough to build a double VIP latrine in a school in rural Kenya.

Guests were treated to traditional Kenyan dishes such as Ugali and Sikuma Wiki, and a talk on life in the Kenyan subsistence farming community that the Scouts will be staying in when they visit in October to help build pit latrines and a sand dam.

The evening was so well attended that the Scouts themselves had to eat outside as there was no more space in the hall!

Scout leader Paul Hodson said, “It was a great night, a really nice atmosphere, and the Scouts and their parents put a lot of work in to making it a success”.

The Scouts would like to thank St Ninians Church for the hall, and Griersons Butchers, Cream ‘o’ Galloway, Co-op and Tesco for supporting the scouts by donating food towards the evening, and also to Ruth Chomba and Gladys Wangeci Nguru in Kenya for their recipes.

The Scouts next venture will be to cycle their 4 man latrine cycle all the way from Castle Douglas to Edinburgh in June. You can learn more about the Kenya project by calling the Scout leader on 07711 663603, or by following them on theirFacebook Page

update ; 27/4/18: a fantastic donation from our Castle Douglas Rotary Club, a cheque for £700.00 being handed over by George Dixon. Many Thanks

Castle Douglas Scouts are looking for your support.

In 2015, the scouts helped build ventilated improved pit latrines, (VIP), and install a community well in Kenyan villages. In October 2018, 10 scouts will go to Kenya to do more of the same work and are hoping you will support them.

The Project

To build double VIP latrines in rural schools in the north of Machakos County to improve sanitation

To help a subsistence farming community to build a gabion sand dam to counter the effect of sand harvesting and preserve local water supplies.

The Cost

It will cost each scout £2,500 to take part in the project, including the construction costs.

Benefits

In addition to the physical outcomes of the project, the real benefit of this initiative is in the cultural exchange between the scouts and the Kenyans they will meet and work with and in the promotion of mutual understanding and respect. The growth in confidence and world awareness that resulted from the 2015 project changed the scouts attitudes, engendering a beneficial, lifelong impact on them.

By supporting your local scout troop in this project, you will be supporting our young people, the next generation, in a life changing adventure.

Thank you for your donation.

(If you want more information, please call the scout leader Paul Hodson on 07711 663603).

*****Update "Taste of Kenya Night" this Saturday 21st April.****

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  •  Kenya Fundraising Team13 days ago
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    Kenya Fundraising Team

    13 days ago

    Oh my goodness, we are all overwhelmed by the generosity of the local community and beyond! What a team you are. We were nearly blown away (literally) on Civic day and ended up in the Town Hall where we raised around £400! We will be having a car boot sale at Castle Douglas Rugby Club on 25th August and we are having a quiz in September...we will keep you posted! See you at the Car boot! This is the boys in Kenya getting ready for our boys to come across and finish of the projects! We have reached nearly 95% of our target!

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  •  Kenya Fundraising Team2 months ago
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    2 months ago

    3 of the 4 latrines are already complete to slab level. ! Thank you

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Page last updated on: 8/19/2018 2:10 AM

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41

  • Dave Burns

    Dave Burns

    Aug 19, 2018

    Worthy cause good luck guys 👍

    £20.00

  • tanya mcdonald

    tanya mcdonald

    Aug 11, 2018

    £30.00

  • John Edward Yates

    John Edward Yates

    Aug 5, 2018

    Such a worthwhile project for our local youth to be involved in

    £50.00

  • The Smart family

    The Smart family

    Aug 2, 2018

    Hope the toilet ride went well. What a great idea to raise awareness.

    £30.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 8, 2018

    £10.00

  • Jillian Philip

    Jillian Philip

    Jul 2, 2018

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jun 27, 2018

    Well done scouts

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The Project To build double VIP latrines in rural schools in the north of Machakos County to improve sanitation To help a subsistence farming community to build a gabion sand dam to counter the effect of sand harvesting and preserve local water supplies.

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