Northallerton District
Explorer Scouts
BARNES Unit

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Operation Gairatpur Baas 2011

The idea behind the trip was to enable everyone to find out something of Indian culture. To help the Baas Educational Trust (BET) to see how they work and to tour the "Golden Triangle".
The wall built round one of the trees to provide a shaded seating area has prooved to be problamatic with the potential for the children to run into it whilst playing sports.
Our job was to remove the wall and raised area and rebuild it round another tree away from the sports field.

Our first few days were spent in Delhi and later in our stay we spent a week touring.

Where is it located?

The school and Tikli Bottom are in the village of Gairatpur Baas about 50Km south of Delhi.

You can read more about the school and BET on their web site.

Preparation

Over the year preceding our trip, we held various events to raise funds for both our travel costs and for the School. All members of the BARNES Explorer Scout Unit helped with the events, not just the team going out to India.
Each Explorer Scout going to India was Expected to complete the Young Leader Scheme as part of the preperation for going out to work with young children in the school.
We held a number of "Team Weekends" including things such as a service day at the Watson Scout Centre. At the end of May we were able to meet Martin and Annie for dinner whilst they were vising Yorkshire.

These were just some of our fund raising events:

fund-raising dinner January 2011 Soup and a pudding lunch in Romanby
Shrove Tuesday (8th March) 2011 we held a Pancake Party Soup and a pudding lunch in East Cowton
Family Quiz Night on 21st May 2011 Afternoon Teas in Osmotherley on 5th June 2011

The Expedition

Saturday
16/07/2011
Wednesday
20/07/2011
Thursday
21/07/2011
Friday
22/07/2011
Saturday
23/07/2011
Sunday
24/07/2011
Monday
25/07/2011
Tuesday
26/08/2011
Wednesday
27/07/2011
Thursday
28/07/2011
Friday
29/07/2011
Saturday
30/07/2011
Sunday
31/07/2011
Monday
01/07/2011
Tuesday
02/08/2011
Wednesday
03/08/2011
Thursday
04/08/2011
Friday
05/08/2011
Saturday
06/08/2011
Sunday
07/08/2011
Monday
08/08/2011
Tuesday
09/08/2011
Wednesday
10/08/2011
Thursday
11/08/2011
Friday
12/08/2011
Saturday
13/08/2011
Sunday
14/08/2011
Monday
15/08/2011
Tuesday
16/08/2011
Wednesday
17/08/2011
Debrief
09/09/2011
Debrief
10/09/2011
Debrief
11/09/2011
Sunday
09/10/2011
Expedition Report
BARNES BETS main page   BARNES Fund-raising for BET

The Expedition team would like to thank the following for their help:

Following our return from India in 2011

We had a weekend away with the rest of the BARNES Unit where the India 2001 team were able to put togther their individual diaries and expedition report.
The Explorer Belt presentation as part of the Morning Service at Brompton Methodist Church on 9th October 2011.

The fund-raising events have continued.


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