Each Explorer has to raise £1200 to fund their trip. They are doing this by having events across the county such as bag packing at local supermarkets, fashion shows, leg waxes & attending Christmas fairs with teddy tumbles.
The aim of crowdfunding would be to raise £5000 so each Explorer has less to raise themselves. In the current climate, the Explorers find themselves asking people and the communities they live in for help(monetary) when these people can't really afford to give.
This is a once in a life time opportunity for some of the Explorers who find that Scouting is their only "out". Only 9 explorers have decided to commit from our county East Lancashire and they have had to join up with an unit from Worcestershire so they can go. Having to coordinate the group's grin such a distance had had its drawbacks but all 27 young people are eager to meet, help and go meet the rest of the scouting
To help them reach their full potential would be a positive for those who donate as well as the Explorers and the communities they come from.