Youth trip to Romania

 

One of the difficulties for young people in Romania is that there are absolutely no youth organisations at all- no Scouts, Brownies, Boys Brigade, Kidz Clubs, Cadets, and very little culture of junior sports clubs. Where once there was presumably the Communist youth league, now there is nothing.

 

Our purpose taking a group of Grayshott teenagers to Romania this summer was to assist with the putting together a youth camp outside the city of Oradea, near a beautiful village with views of the Carpathian mountains in the distance. At present it is mostly just a very large field, with 3 old shipping containers, which will one day be the girls sleeping area. One day….there will be a boys sleeping area, and a giant zip wire which will run 200 metres down the hill. We fulfilled 3 tasks. The biggest was making the floor of a very large deck area which could be shaded and used for eating or performing. The metal scaffold structure had been put together before we arrived, but we had first to paint it, then put on it large wooden beams on which to nail wooden floor boards. Sami, the leader out there, had found a very large quantity of old wooden scaffolding which he bought for a good price. But each piece of wood was full of nails, and the floor boards were of different lengths and widths. Teams got going taking out the nails, putting the boards together in a giant jigsaw and then nailing them down. Another group worked on some pyramidal structures to go under the zip wire for lights, music and a camera. Our third task was to paint signposts on trees in the forest opposite to mark a nature trail.

 

Discussions are being held with the International Scouting Association to see if it could become a Scout Camp, and in the meantime, if this project interests you do get in touch with Moray- vicar@stlukes-grayshott.org The zip wire will cost in the region of 9000 euros, and while there will not be a youth trip next year, a number of us will return to see how best to help next.

Calendar of Events

Holy Communion (BCP)

Thursday 25th July, 2019
11:00 am - 11:45 am


9.00am Choral Mattins (BCP)

Sunday 28th July, 2019
9:00 am - 10:00 am


10.30am Holy Communion with Contemporary Music

Sunday 28th July, 2019
10:30 am - 11:30 am


Holy Communion (BCP)

Thursday 1st August, 2019
11:00 am - 11:45 am


8.30am Holy Communion (BCP)

Sunday 4th August, 2019
8:30 am - 9:30 am


10.30am All Age Service

Sunday 4th August, 2019
1:00 pm - 1:00 pm