Explorers Report – May 2009

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There are 10 Explorers at present and 3 leaders showing a gradual increase that we hope to continue.

The summer term started with the annual camp in the Forest of Dean together with the Scouts and Network. We invited Wood Streets older Scouts so as to introduce them to Explorers in an exciting environment, our aim being to recruit them. This appears to have been a success. The Explorers demonstrated their culinary skills with the help of Jon and Eddie by preparing monster breakfasts for one and all. Canoeing, cycling and climbing were on offer and was undertaken with enthusiasm.

The Explorers are putting into place their plans to gain the Scout Platinum and DOE Bronze awards. Amongst other things this will include helping out in the other sections. There is registration and other cost’s that we aim to meet from unit funds.

K9 is being looked forward to. We have provisional plans for our own day and have funding in place for this from unit funds and by a donation through helping out at the Cathedral.

We are looking forward to our plans for the coming year including:-

  • Young leader training
  • Shooting
  • Over night hikes
  • Survival camp
  • K9 in Switzerland
  • Awesome camp in Wales