The last half year has been a chaotic upheaval for every part of everyone's life, including (of course) Scouting. As we cautiously return to face-to-face scouting, our Explorers took a moment to look back on what we've been through, as well as what we're looking forward to this term! - Ben A street food bank … Continue reading Looking back at Lockdown
Pouring concrete is all in the preparation...
We’ve been planning to resurface it for some time to increase capacity, and we started fundraising in September. This week work began in earnest with Explorers digging away, cutting bushes back, setting fence posts in concrete and carefully measuring up the plot.
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 … Continue reading Super Southern 50! 🥾🗺
Three weeks ago we welcomed over 3,000 people to Scout Park for our annual community Fireworks Display, which helps raise money for the Unit's hardship fund and other projects. However, this volunteer-run event is only made possible due to a huge amount of hard work and months of organisation (yep, planning for Fireworks 2020 is … Continue reading BEHIND THE SCENES: Fireworks 2019
Last weekend we headed up to North Wales for some white water on the River Banwy
For our Silver and Gold DofE expeditions twenty two of us canoed for a week along the picturesque River Severn, carrying everything we needed to live for four days.
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 … Continue reading John’s ML assessment!
We had the campsite (almost) all to ourselves Wild camping is one of the more challenging ways to get out and enjoy the UK countryside, and Wales is one of Wild Wolf's favourite destinations! After a long drive up to Snowdonia on Friday night, we arrived at our campsite, Dolgam, where we pitched up in … Continue reading Wild Wolf’s Wild Welsh Weekend
Easter camp is one of the biggest yearly events on the WWESU calendar, after fireworks and summer camp. This year seemed pretty summery, though, as we had been lucky to get the most gorgeous weather last weekend as we headed off to one of the Unit's favourite destinations- Snowdonia! Thursday Thursday evening the motley crew … Continue reading An eggcellent Easter in Snowdonia