West Yorkshire Scouts prepare for Himalayan trip of lifetime

A TEAM of 47 Scouts from West Yorkshire is preparing for the expedition of a lifetime to the foothills of the Himalayas.

A TEAM of 47 Scouts from West Yorkshire is preparing for the expedition of a lifetime to the foothills of the Himalayas.

The Scouts will leave their home comforts behind for an 18-day adventure in July.

They will see the sights of Delhi before a 10-day trek in the Himalayas.

While there they will undertake community work, helping out at local orphanages, schools and villages.

The trek will see the group climb to 5,280 metres above sea level, the highest that Scouts from the Brighouse-based West Yorkshire division have ever reached.

Expedition leader Gareth Pierce said: “The team is made up of young people and adults from Scout groups all over West Yorkshire.

“They will be forming new friendships, pushing their personal boundaries and developing skills on the way.

“Teamwork is the key for what is the trip of a lifetime.”

The Scouts taking part are aged between 14 and 25.

 
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