Last Friday, a gaggle of 40-odd young people plus Leaders descended upon Scout Park. After piling into minibuses we all drove as speedily as possible up to the Peak District for a weekend of adventure and activity based at the Gradbach Scout Centre. After arriving on Friday evening at roughly 10pm, we quickly got settled … Continue reading Winter Camp 2019
The first morning on our trip to Snowdonia last weekend started with a lie in after our very late arrival the previous evening. After a fun yet frustrating struggle to fit all of the food and group kit in our bags, we all boarded the minibus to Sygun copper mine, where our walk started. At … Continue reading Cnicht 2018 – Wild Camping in November! ⛰️❄️⛺
Our plan for our Explorer Belt expedition started fairly simply: Cycle the entire length of Italy.
Summer camp is an unforgettable annual occurrence that nearly the entire unit attends, this year we spent 12 days on the island of Jersey, this is what happened...
Over the last few days, some of our Explorers have been celebrating their post-GCSE freedom with an entirely youth-led camp in Dorset. Check out their blog post below: On Wednesday evening we met for Explorers as usual. Once the meeting had finished and all the equipment had been packed away, us five (Lawrence, Jonah, Max, … Continue reading Camping by the Coast: a Post-Exam Celebration
What comes to mind when you think of Easter? Bunnies, too much chocolate, a few treasured days off work? Well, our Easter weekend was spent up in the Lake District, tackling activities such as sailing, canoeing, hiking and outdoor climbing. Thursday evening saw us heading up the M1 (along with what felt like half of … Continue reading Life in the Lakes: Easter Camp
With many new Explorers having joined us in September, we decided to run a weekend camp to introduce them to the Unit. To give them a taste of what WWESU is all about, we spent one day doing watersports and the other hiking - two classic Wild Wolf activities! Friday evening saw a group of … Continue reading Welcome to WWESU: Autumn Camp
When Marlon first suggested that our next camp be led by Explorers, we thought it sounded a bit crazy. Then he clarified that this meant there wouldn't be any Leaders there at all, and we knew it was a bit crazy. Our Warm Up for Summer Camp camp - as well as being a bit … Continue reading #youthled: Warm Up Camp 2017
This summer, two teams of our plucky Explorers will be taking on the Explorer Belt Award, hiking for 10 days through Germany. In order to prep themselves for the oncoming challenge, one team decided to take on the dangerous fields of the Isle of Wight. Armed with only their rucksacks and a Nights Away Passport, … Continue reading 29 Hours on the Isle of Wight
Easter Eggs? Check. Excited Explorers? Check. Exhilarating experiences? Check. It must be Easter Camp! On Thursday 13th April, several minibuses packed full of Explorers and their assorted kit headed up to St Brides on Wales' Pembrokeshire coast for an unforgettable Easter Camp. Friday morning started early for our Explorers; the agenda today, a 20(ish)km hike. … Continue reading Watersports & Wales: Easter Camp 2017