Our Very Own Taste of the Rainforest, Here in Essex!
Saturday, July 30th, 2016
Being named after the Brazilian environmental campaigner, Chico Mendes, who dedicated his life to protect the amazon rainforest, deciding on a theme for our subcamp was pretty straight-forward. From our subcamp mascot, a scarlet Macaw called Chico, to our rainforest camp themed hub, we hope that when you visit Mendes’ Rainforest you’ll find a little piece of Brazil here in the Essex countryside.
Unlike many of the subcamp teams who have worked together before, the Mendes’ Rainforest team met for the first time yesterday! Some might think this is an adventurous or even risky move, but Subcamp Leader Sean “Skip” Hawser believes that couldn’t be further from the truth!
“I am fortunate to have a team that I believe is, a fabulous blend of experience and youthful energy. One thing we all have in common though is a real desire to make Mendes’ Rainforest a great place to be! After all, it is not familiarity that makes a team, it is spirit. I believe we already have that in bundles!”
“With our team spread across the UK and one member living in the Netherlands, it’s not been possible to get the team together until now. All that has meant though is we have had to be extremely well prepared and organised so that we can hit the ground running!
“One of the great things about Scouting and Guiding is that people have a ‘can do’ attitude and will do their best. I am sure this will be evident to those staying on Mendes’ Rainforest this week.”