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 2014 Expedition

Wednesday
16/07/2014
Thursday
17/07/2014
Friday
18/07/2014
Saturday
19/07/2014
Sunday
20/07/2014
Monday
21/07/2014
Tuesday
22/07/2014
Wednesday
23/07/2014
Thursday
24/07/2014
Friday
25/07/2014
Saturday
26/07/20141
Sunday
27/07/2014
Monday
28/07/2014
Tuesday
29/08/2014
Wednesday
30/0/2014
Thursday
31/07/2014
Friday
01/08/2014
Saturday
02/08/2014
Sunday
03/08/2014
Monday
04/08/2014
Tuesday
05/08/2014
Wednesday
06/08/2014
Thursday
07/08/2014
Friday
08/08/2014
Saturday
09/08/2014
Sunday
10/08/2014
Monday
11/08/2014
Tuesday
12/08/2014
  Debrief
09/09/2014
Debrief
10/09/2014
Debrief
11/09/2014
Sunday
25/01/2015
Tour Report  
Operation Gairatpur Bass 2008 Operation Gairatpur Bass 2011 BARNES Fund-raising for BET
BARNES BETS main page BARNES Fund-raising for BET BARNES Activities Page

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.
We presented our report as part of the Morning Service in Brompton on 25th January 2015.

The fund-raising events have continued.


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