Canadian Exchange Returns!

Following the highly successful Canadian Exchange in 2013 we now have plans to do it all again….. but on a much larger scale. 021 In summer 2015 our friends from 12th Cambridge Scouts and Venture Scouts in Cambridge, Ontario (just south of Toronto) will be joining us for summer camp which we expect to be in The New Forest. That will then be followed by a week where they will be hosted by families of 12th Cambridge Scouts and Shackleton Explorer Scout Unit. In summer 2016 we will do it the other way round with as many of our scouts and explorers from Shackleton ESU travelling to Canada for a week long summer camp in the Canadian wilderness following which they will also be hosted by Canadian families. The camp in Canada will be an entirely different experience to the UK. In the UK scout campsites of 100 acres are considered large. In Canada they extend sometimes over thousands of acres and come complete with some serious local wild life including moose, wolves and bears. This promises to be the trip of a life time! More details of both legs will be sent to parents over the coming months but at the moment we are now looking for expressions of interest from UK families happy to host one or two Canadians for a week 24-30 August 2015. We are also looking for provisional expressions of interest for those who want to travel to Canada in 2016, including from those who are currently Cubs. If you are interested in either leg please contact Graham!