During the summer of 2008 our Venture Group travelled to the Bac Ninh area of North Vietnam to refurbish an orphanage. The orphanage is the home to children between the ages of six years to sixteen years with hearing disabilities, although there are about forty young infants there at the moment. Our group was in Vietnam for 18 days, and working in association with the Irish – Vietnamese adoption agency ‘Helping Hands’, we committed to refurbishing this orphanage. Our scope of works also include the resurfacing of an outdoor play area. A very important factor of this trip is the fact that our Venture Scouts had an opportunity to mix with the local Children and share our wonderful Irish culture with them, while absorbing some Vietnamese culture themselves.In total there were fifteen people traveling with our group, eleven of who are between the ages of 16 – 18, boys & girls, from the groups of Mount Argus, Walkinstown & Leixlip. This was a wonderful yet very challenging experience for the Venture Scouts, both physically & mentally.