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Beavers Cubs Scouts Explorers Network

Who are Explorer Scouts and what is Explorer Scouting?

Explorer Scouts are young people, usually aged between 14 and 18 years old - and these make up an Explorer Unit. "Flexible" is what best describes this section.

Units are generally linked to Scout Troops with in a District but can also form extra units, which are based around various activities i.e. climbing/cycling etc. This enables members to be part of several units, depending on their particular interest. More so, they are able to fit scouting, around sitting those all-important exams.

What do Explorer Scouts get up to?

Derbyshire Explorer Scouts Crazy Camp Competition

Basic Information

Free Entry

No Limit on number of teams from each unit

No more than 4 members per team

Challenge to be completed between: 1st March and 4th September 2017

1 Night with 1 cooked meal

Challenge MUST be completed under canvas

Top 8 Teams to present in front of judges

Prizes for both Units and Individuals

Register your Team with: ACC Andy Howe ensuring you list: Unit name, Team name and Email address

  1. The challenge is to be set over one night with one cooked meal
  2. Teams to be made up of no more than 4 Explorers
  3. Entrants must be an Explorer scout at time of camp challenge
  4. Task must be completed between 1st March 2017 and 4th September 2017
  5. All entries to be handed in to either ACC Explorer or DESCs or DCs by the 30th September 2017.
    This must comprise of an A1 poster-size display of the activity undertaken
  6. Teams must register their interest with a team name and unit details to ACC Andy Howe
  7. A1 poster-size presentations will be voted on, and the top 8 will be invited to present their experience to a panel of judges at a later date in front of units, family and friends. The winner will be chosen from the finalists
  8. Teams MUST:
    • Acquire all permissions
    • Make sure they have the correct camp permits
    • Complete and present a risk assessment
    • Photograph, film and record the experience for possible presentation
    • Ensure camp is supervised at all times
    The final say as to whether the camp goes ahead is in the hands of the leaders
  9. Any other questions please get in contact with the ACC Explorer
  10. There are prizes for units and individuals!

How do I join Explorer Scouts?

Explorer group

If you are not already involved in Explorers and would like to take part in the fun of Scouting either as a Explorer Scout, or as an adult Leader or helper, please feel free to contact the Assistant County Commissioner for the Explorers section, who will be pleased to give you details of a Unit near you.

If he doesn't know all the answers he will know someone who does!

The ACC (Explorers) can be contacted by using the Contact form on the website

Simon GrowcottACC Explorers

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Upcoming Events

Fri, 24th May 2019 16:00:00
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Spring Bank Camp 2019
Drum Hill Scout Camp

The Countys Largest Annual Camp for Cubs/Brownies/Scouts/Guides and Explorers (Staff)

Loads of Activities and Games, Scouting Skills bases and a huge Party/Disco in the evenings.

For more information please visit www.springbank.org.uk

Camper & Staff Bookings https://bookings.springbank.org.uk

Sun, 2nd June 2019 16:00:00
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Auditions for Flying High 2020
Borrow Wood School, Spondon

All members of Scouts and Guides from age 8 at the show are welcome to audition for Flying High 2020, Derby East Gang Show to be held at Derby Theatre 12th to 15th February 2020.

Under 15 years at 4pm to 6pm. 15 years and over at 6.15 pm to 7pm.

Full details on www.flyinghigh.org.uk.

Sun, 9th June 2019 10:00:00
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Youth Council Meeting
Venue TBC
Wed, 19th June 2019 19:30:00
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County Executive Meeting - AGM
Location TBC
Sat, 29th June 2019 16:00:00
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Auditions for Flying High 2020
Borrow Wood School, Spondon

All members of Scouts and Guides from age 8 at the show are wecome to audition for Flying High 2020, Derby East Gang Show to be held at Derby Theatre 12th to 15th February 2020.

Under 15 years at 4pm to 6pm. 15 years and over at 6.15pm to 7pm.

Full details on www.flyinghigh.org.uk.

Mon, 1st July 2019 19:30:00
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Appointments Committee Meeting
Venue TBC
Tue, 2nd July 2019 19:30:00
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Finance Sub Group Meeting
Alfreton Fire Station
Wed, 3rd July 2019 19:30:00
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County Commissioner's meeting.
Alfreton Fire Station
Thu, 4th July 2019 19:30:00
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ADC Scout Meeting
Alfreton Fire Station
Tue, 9th July 2019 19:30:00
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County Executive Meeting
Bemrose Centre, Drum Hill