Scout expedition, Norway - 2008
John Francis, a Scout from Maidstone in Kent, plans to join an
expedition to a remote area of Norway in the summer of 2008.
The expedition is to help John achieve his Scout Explorer Belt.
The Explorer Belt is the challenge of a lifetime, which is open to
Explorer Scouts aged over 16 and members of the Scout Network. It is
a chance to take part in a ten-day expedition that brings a real
understanding of a different country, its people and way of life.
John has received £250 in February 2008 from the JWCT to cover his
flight and in-country travel costs.
Francis and three fellow Scouts gave an entertaining and informative
presentation on their expedition to Norway on 1 June. During the course
of their trip, they had to undertake 11 challenges presented to them
on the eve of their departure and they showed great ingenuity in achieving
them. They were each awarded their Explorer Belts at the end of the
presentation which was attended by Nick and Tricia, Jeremy’s parents.
John said “The expedition has inspired me to try and complete
my Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, apply for an expedition to
Ecuador next summer and look into completing my Mountain Leader award.”