Monday, 15 June 2009

World Scout Moot Expedition 3: SIAYA SCOUT CENTER

Siaya Scout center is situated on 2 acre piece of land and is very suitable for camping .The place is next to the Municipals stadium and a police station, hence this makes it to be very safe .The hospitals nearby are Siaya District Hospital and Nyanza Provincial Hospital .You can easily access Lake Victoria From the centre and the place has the best preschool in the District. It has a hostel facility with 8 rooms with a bed capacity of 32 persons. Nyandiwa can also be accessed from the centre, this is where we have one of the major projects by the Italian and Kenya Scouts. The place has a Teachers training College and an Irrigation project with the community. Scouts will have the opportunity to do fishing in Lake Victoria among other listed activities. Siaya is one of the twelve Districts that make up Nyanza province in the western part of Kenya. Nyangoma Kogelo also known as Kogelo village in Siaya is located near the equator, 60 kilometers (37mi) west –northwest of Kisumu, the provincial capital.

Since 2006, the village received international attention, since it’s the hometown of Barrack Obama sr. the father of the current United States president BARRACK OBAMA, Sarah Obama, the paternal grandmother and some of their family members still live in the village. Scouts who chose this centre will get a chance to visit the home among various other activities.
The activities for Siaya are listed below, kindly study them carefully to enable you decide on this centre.

  • Expedition in the Equatorial Forest
  • Bike Hike
  • Harvesting of Water Hyacinth on L. Victoria
  • Visit to Obama’s home
  • Visit to Kisumu Museum
  • Bull fighting
  • Energy saving Jikos
  • Tree Planting
  • Construction of a nursery school classroom
  • Community Service at Maranda school for the physically challenged
  • Introduce or learn a new game Ohangla dances
  • Ajua•
Yours in Scouting Service
Mark W
Assistant Scoutmaster
Troop 1616
Great Alaska COuncil
Eagle Scout OA Brotherhood Member
NSJ '05 WSJ '07 '11 Philmont AA '08

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