35 Scouts and their leaders from Hertfordshire and Essex are preparing for a major expedition to South Africa...
They are currently collecting second-hand equipment including adult bikes, shoes, computers, toys and sewing machine ahead of the trip to Swaziland.
Scouts are supporting the Malibeni Youth Project, which aims to give young people the opportunity to learn new skills such as, tyre fitting, mechanics, sewing and agriculture.
:: A shipping container will be topped up over the next few months with more goods for the local community and will take five months to make its way from Hertfordshire to Swaziland.
In August next year, the Scouts will also help to build a community centre, which its hoped will help locals to improve their long term quality of life.
Tracey Dobinson who is leading the expedition said: "We would be grateful if the generous people of Hertfordshire to donate sewing equipment, adult bikes, sewing equipment paper and pens that we can use to equip this new community centre.
Malibeni is a poor rural community with motivate people that needs a little bit of a helping hand to support itself. We want to provide that helping hand".
She added: "Each young person and leader is rising £2,000 to undertake this project. On top of fee we need to raise another £8,000 to buy the building materials locally to finish off the project. I am confident that we can find some supporters out there to help us support the this community in Swazilan"d
Explorer Scout Rose said: "It's really going to take me take me out of my comfort zone but I know that the experience will help me develop skills that I can use in the rest of my life.
Working with different groups of people I have never met before in a culture I am not familiar with will test my resilience but that's a good thing and can only help me become more confident".
:: If you can help out and are able to donate items, contact Tracy Dobinson on 07866 078503 or email firstname.lastname@example.org