Explorer News

Find out more about what our Explorers have been getting up to!

You can see recent photographs and videos from Explorers here: Explorer Photo Gallery Explorer Videos

May 2020 News Update

Explorers had a busy couple of months before they had to move to #ScoutingAtHome!

They've been pioneering (making bridges from one side of the scout hut to the other); learning all about land navigation making route cards and a night hike (arriving back at 3am!) ; taking part in the District Shooting Competition; met the 'street doctors' who are medical students who deal with stabbings; cooked pancakes on 'can' stoves and went to see WAGS

Lots of our Scouts, Explorers and older Cubs attended WAGS (Warwickshire Gang Show) at the Royal Spa Centre in February. It was a fantastic evening’s entertainment and everyone enjoyed supporting the 2nd Warwick members taking part with 3 of our Explorers taking part.

Well done Grace, Isobel and Lauren, and one of our Leaders, Hannah!

In February, our Scouts and Explorers took part in the annual District shooting competition. On a combined rifle and pistol score, Joey was the top Scout in the whole district – well done!

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Pancake cooking on self-made stoves!

During lockdown we have been meeting regularly by 'Zoom' with 20 Explorers joining each week

We have had 6 weeks of zoom meetings: a nautical quiz, 'who's the baby'; played 'taskmaster', '8 our of 10 explorers do countdown' and even tried virtual cooking! We also took part in the Camp@Home

Our Group necker throw challenge!

Our Zoom Cooking session making Lamb Tagine!

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The Camp@Home was great fun when we slept out in our gardens on 2nd May along with lots of other members of the group!

January 2020 News Update

Boat building

Since the last newsletter we have had a full range of Wednesday evenings; we did a little of the following:

  • Night hike and Navigation
  • Strava art (drawing in the park using the GPS log on phones)
  • Disability Awareness
  • We had the street doctors in to teach us about emergency first aid "in town"
  • We made street food from around the world.
  • tried Yoga with a professional Yogi
  • and a few more besides

Next week we are going to have an epic night hike from Kineton back to Warwick.

We have trips to look forward to as well. At Easter we are heading to London to do some boating in the Docklands and maybe on the River Thames.

We are also just beginning to sort out our Summer camp in Norfolk so watch this space!

Yoga - and breathe....

November 2019 News Update

Summer Camp Trip to Kandersteg, International Scout Centre

The explorer unit have had a busy term after our summer trip to Kandersteg (Kandersteg Photos) where we did everything from swimming in glacial lake and white water rafting to hiking to remote Mountain huts to spend the night; the second of which had its own cable car for delivering supplies as it is an hours hike up from the road 600m vertically!

You can see more photos from our trip here: Kandersteg Photos

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We had a great turn out from Explorers at Remembrance Day Parade

We have an interesting mix of activities on a weekly basis and have been continuing to build our two wooden boats that hopefully we will be testing on the river in the summer.

We have done a wide-game on the racecourse which adds some interest a and extra challenge, as there is much less light there than in St Nicks park!

Those lucky enough not to work at the weekends have joined us at Draycote water to do some sailing. This Wednesday we will be trying a little yoga, broaden the mind and see how inflexible some of the adults are!

A number of explorers have or are about to finish their DoE & Chief Scout Bronze/Platinum awards this term so well done to them!