MOROCCO EXPEDITION 2024

Applications have now closed and the first training event for the expedition was been held at Bramhope Activity Centre and Campsite over the weekend of 25/26 November. The training was intended to prepare everyone for the rigours of the expedition and included discussions on safety, health and equipment as well as team building. Everyone supported site-work at the campsite in preparation for the project in Morocco.

Forty-five young members from across the County and seventeen leaders will travel to the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco from 25 July to 9 August 2024.

They will trek for four or five days in the High Atlas with the opportunity to summit Jbel Toubkal (4167m), the highest mountain in North Africa. They will be based in Imlil, for the mountain phase, and trek through fantastic landscapes such as Tizi Mzik, Azzadene Valley, Aguelzim (3650m) and Tizi n’Ouanoums (3680m).

The expedition will also take part in Community Projects in Imlil and (TBC) Atlas Kinder Foundation, Dar Bouidar. The foundation cares for abandoned Moroccan children of which about 24 are abandoned every day in Morocco.

You can see what the foundation is doing here: http://www.atlas-kinder.org/en/

We will keep you updated to our progress here and if you have any questions or would like to discover more about the expedition please email: activities@cycscouts.org.uk

Sue Russell

Expedition Leader

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls