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A Whistle-Stop tour of Belgium

24 Aug 16

Over the last weekend, I was lucky enough to spend some time at De Kluis Scout Centre in Belgium and the surrounding area. I arrived late Thursday to the beautiful centre set in a forest – it was so quiet and set apart from the rest of the world! The quietness may have had something to do with the fact the Venture Abroad groups were still on their way back from the Battlefields day, which they found extremely moving and inspiring.

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All camped out.

23 Aug 16

So we have to say goodbye to our final campers of the season, and what a way to end! The groups have been on hike and climbs in the Ueschinen valley, they’ve travelled to the Top of Europe, made loads of new international friends and have hopefully made some lifelong memories.


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Our Summer So Far…

22 Aug 16


Yikes August is almost over! The summer season may nearly be over but it’s all still go at Venture Abroad. The last few remaining groups are still yet to depart. Many of them are travelling to Europe but we have a few groups travelling to Iceland and the World Centre in Mexico, Our Cabana. We already have our first few groups booking for 2018, so there is no time like the present to start planning your adventure.

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Tot Ziens De Kluis!

21 Aug 16

Wow this summer has gone quick! This is my final goodbye post and goodbye from De Kluis!

The campsite is now down and fully packed away. Thank you so much to Hydra and Rutland Explorers for helping put down camp. It is very much appreciated!

The past 6 weeks have included exploring new cities and a new culture, eating lots of Belgian chocolate and scouts challenging themselves with onsite activities. You have visited many locations including Leuven, Brussels, Brugge, Ypres and Walibi theme park.

Highlights for me include getting to eat some of the yummy food that the scouts and explorers have cooked, I have been very impressed with what you have created!

Dank u wel to all the groups that have visited De Kluis this summer. You have all been incredible and made an unforgettable summer.

What has been your highlight?

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Empty site

The Last Night!

20 Aug 16

Last night was the final night here at De Kluis for our final groups Hydra and Rutland Explorers.

Thank you Hydra for cooking a delicious dinner for us, the burritos and birthday cake were yummy. You did a fab job!

Hydra Explorers cooked some yummy burritos!

Hydra Explorers cooked some yummy burritos!

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Ending the week on a high!

19 Aug 16

Ending the week on a high for hydra as they took to the trees on the high ropes course! The explorers worked really well in a team to get each member through the various parts of the high ropes course. As a photo speaks 1000 words, here are a selection photos to demonstrate just how awesome Hydra are at the high ropes course!

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High ropes

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