After a long, challenging, but most importantly rewarding week, we decided that the team had earned a well deserved lie in – a whole extra hour in bed!
This morning was spent with 4th Mercy Scout group who listened intently to Del’s story about the origin of scouts and how the Scout Association was organised in the UK; they were fascinated by his experiences of camp and quite rightly impressed by his Chief Scout’s Personal Award. It was their turn to impress us when they proudly showed us the marches that they had learned. Some of the team even had a go and did their best to keep in time! We taught each other our favourite songs and games – Bungalow of course made an appearance!
In a change from sandwiches, we had a tasty lunch back at base before heading out on a tour of the sights of Kampala and even saw an important person (apparently someone in the government) drive past with police vehicles before and after! The view from Namirembe Cathedral helped the students put the size of Kampala into perspective. We ended the tour with a visit to the craft market, where the opportunity to barter was seized by all; drums, art work, clothes and accessories are all neatly wrapped waiting for our return to the UK.
The team are looking forward to the next stage of the adventure, visiting Mityana, and are currently planning their session with the nursery children as I write.