British Groups Abroad

1st Ascension Island
Scout Group

Scout Badge

Diary of the 1st Ascension Island Scouts' Summer 2000 epic trip to Portstewart, N. Ireland and London, U.K.

Report Date What we did
1. Monday 7th August 2000 Depart Ascension Island, Arrive Portstewart
2. Sunday 13th August 2000 Portstewart & new adventures
3. Sunday 20th August 2000 A week's camp with Portstewart Scouts
4. Sunday 27th August 2000 Sand Castles, Skating, Paint Ball & Gliding!
5. Tuesday 5th September 2000 Scouts visit London. Photo shoot with the Prime Minister.
Scouts returned to Ascension Island Tuesday 5th September
Note:This diary will be updated from Ascension Island as and when news arrives from our Scout Troop

After almost two very hard years of fundraising, the 1st Ascension Island Scouts eventually took off for the UK on 5th August 2000. They will be in the UK for a one month visit to see our good friends, the Portstewart Scouts in Northern Ireland and to Baden Powell House, London.

1st Ascension Scouts
The Scout Troop just before departing Ascension Island

The Scouts will be having lots of fun and adventure whilst they are away. But for some of them, who are as young as 11 years of age, it is their first time away from their parents and also Ascension Island. Ascension Island is 4,500 miles away from the UK so it is a very big step for all the Scouts who are so far away from 'home'. The Scout's itinerary is as follows:

Date Location
6-13 August - Portstewart Scout Hall
14-18August - Camping with Portstewart Scouts at Downhill Forest
18-22 August - Home hospitality with the Portstewart Scouts
22-27 August - Portstewart Scout Hall
27 August - Reading Sports Field for the Annual Saint Helena Games
28 August - 4 September - Baden Powell House
5 September - Return Ascension Island

1st Ascension Island

The home of UK Scouting
Scout Base
Ascension Island
Scout Group