Hiking, Wild Camping

T1 Permit Assessments: Snowdonia

A few weekends ago, we were back in Snowdonia, exploring the beautiful hills of the National Park once again. However, this time, two of our Explorers, Freddy and Oscar, and one of our Leaders, Livia, had been preparing for an assessment. The T1 Scout permit would allow them to lead groups up many of the […]

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Camping, Hiking

Snowdonia Hillwalking Trip

After over 15th months since our last camp, we were all delighted when the NYA announced residential trips of up to 6 people could commence again. In true WWESU fashion, the minibus was acquired; the plans and risk assessments were submitted and in less than a week after the COVID rules were relaxed, 4 of […]

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Events, Hiking, Scouting Skills, Southern 50

Super Southern 50! 🥾🗺

February half term at WWESU means one thing, the Southern 50! This year we had three teams participating in the annual hiking competition; read on to hear the Explorers’ own tales of how their weekend went… “in the end we managed to reach the finish which felt like such an amazing accomplishment.” Keeping a happy […]

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Hiking

Night Hike Challenge 2019

This weekend Wild Wolf Explorer Scout Unit ran its first ever Night Hike challenge. There were 22 participants present including a team of Scouts from one of our feeder Troops. The aim was to walk a 15km course of 6 checkpoints, starting well after darkness had fallen. Most teams finished by about 3am, but the […]

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Camping, Hiking

Warm Up for Summer Camp 2019

Last Friday, 35 of Wild Wolf’s Explorers and Leaders headed down to Buddens Scout Centre for a weekend in sunny Dorset. Our annual Warm Up Camp is always a great chance to celebrate the end of the school year and brush up on skills before heading off to Summer Camp later in July – which […]

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Hiking, Scouting Skills, Wild Camping

John’s ML assessment!

During May half-term, I travelled to Snowdonia for my Mountain Leader assessment at Plas Y Brenin: the culmination of over two years of trips in mountainous terrain within Scouting and independently, with the aim of gaining this professional qualification in mountain leadership. After being picked up by the shuttle at Llandudno Junction on the Sunday […]

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Hiking, Scouting Skills, Southern 50

Southern 50 Challenge 2019

The Southern 50 challenge is a gruelling annual hiking competition which WWESU regularly enters teams for, with 30km, 50km and 50 mile routes there are different levels of challenge, but none of the routes could ever be called easy! On Friday, we arrived at Icknield College in Tring, the starting point of the hikes we […]

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