Machakos Scout camp is situated on a 10 acre piece of land .It has modern toilets and bathrooms and has a roof catchment natural rainwater .It is next to a prayer centre suitable for all religions .The security is perfect as it is next to a Administration police camp and because of the hilly terrain the place is excellent for expedition and hikes.
It is easily accessible from Machakos town which is only 2 kilometers away from the Central Business District .It is also near the Machakos District hospital for any emergencies.
Machakos town is 64 kilometers from Nairobi city and is the capital of Machakos District in Eastern province of Kenya .People that live here are mainly Akambas, there is a bus terminus in Nairobi popularly known as Machakos Country Bus, and it’s a busy place where buses and Matatus (14 seater vans) depart for Machakos. During the MOOT transport will be organized from Rowallan National camp to Machakos scouts camp. There is a place in one of the surrounding hills famous for ‘’Water flowing against gravity ‘’ it will be one of the fun activities for participants who will chose this centre among various other activities.
Machakos is one of the towns known to cater for the PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED and impaired people. Scouts have gone a long way in this aspect and in the department of Extension Scouts Programme by having affiliations to centers such as Machakos institute for the blind among others.
The activities for Machakos are listed below, kindly study them carefully to enable you decide on this centre.
Other activities will include:
- Rock climbing at Lukenya
- Hike to Mua hills
- Wamunyu handicrafts
- Exprt Processing Zone (EPZ) Visit
- Cottage industry ( Juakali informal sector)
- Energy saving Jikos
- Tree planting
- Community Service at Machakos children’s home
- Construction Trainers’ cubicles ( 10)
- Introduce or learn a new game
- Kilunda dances/ Traditional dancers
- Radio Scouting