The Youth Group began this year with an excellent August weekend at Teen Ranch. The weather, apart from the Sunday morning, was very good, and the youngsters and leaders thoroughly enjoyed themselves with the different activities. At the weekend, we were introduced to Bernard, a Kenyan who is involved with the setting up of Teen Ranch, Kenya. A video was shown of the proposed site of the camp – miles from anywhere – and the hopes that Teen Ranch Kenya will have the same effect on Kenyan young people as Teen Ranch Scotland has on many youngsters here. As a result, the Youth Group decided that until Christmas, any profits from the Tuck Shop will be sent to Teen Ranch Scotland for the project in Kenya. When changed into local currency, a substantial difference will be made to the Kenyan Project. This is in addition to the £2 per month which the Youth Group has sent to Christian Aid for the last 15 and more years.
Matthew, June and Lyn.