There's only one month left until our annual Fireworks Display and Bonfire returns to Scout Park on the 4th November. A community and family favourite which attracts over 2,000 people, this year's event is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever before! Naturally, however, this means that a lot of organisation and preparation is needed to … Continue reading Firing up for Fireworks 2017
Wales, wild camping, and walking? Sounds like a great way to spend a few days, as some of our Explorers found out this weekend... The trip began with a long drive and, as is camp tradition, the whole bus joined in singing along to 'Bohemian Rhapsody'. However, apparently arriving at nearly midnight doesn't warrant access … Continue reading A Wild Weekend
Skiing, trail running, extreme kayaking... no, this wasn't what we spent our evening doing, unfortunately. However, we did get to see some amazing films of these activities done on a crazy scale, which is pretty much the next best thing, right? The Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival takes place in Canada every November, and then … Continue reading Banff Mountain Film Festival 2017
It would be unfair of us to put Explorers through their paces on DofE expeditions if we didn't occasionally prove that we too could pass muster. Last weekend the Leaders headed to Llangollen in North Wales for some exciting white water in Canadian Canoes. We met at the Dockland Scout Project where we collected the … Continue reading Leaders have a Wales of a time
In Explorers we like to do amazing activities, but we need permits to do them and unfortunately there aren’t many of them to go around. Here at Wild Wolf we like youth-led Scouting so a few Explorers (myself included) decided to try and get some permits ourselves. Yesterday Megan, Ross and I (Simpson) ran a climbing … Continue reading Reach for the stars!: Climbing Permit Assessments
Many thanks to everyone who has bought a ticket to our display. Your support means a huge amount to us. Tickets will be available on the gate, but once we have reached capacity we will not be able to admit any more people, ticket holders excepted. Please arrive as early as you can to avoid … Continue reading Fireworks Display Update
Last week, six of our Explorers and three of our Leaders headed up to Corrour, in the remote Scottish Highlands, for five days of intense hiking. Here they've written about the experience... TUESDAY We met at a crowded Euston Station at 8pm on Tuesday evening, to board the Caledonian Sleeper train. As we walked to … Continue reading Wild Camping in the Scottish Highlands
Fireworks night is fast approaching, and with it comes our annual family-friendly Fireworks Display and Bonfire! In order to make the event as amazing as possible, there is, of course, a lot of work to be done. We started by getting our shiny new leaflets printed, and tried to distribute as many as we could, … Continue reading Our Fireworks Display: community-focussed, family-friendly, and fast approaching!
11 days 54 people 81.5km of hiking 524 total nights away 1700 individual videos On the 29th of July, we climbed aboard our coach, ready for the 19 hour drive to Kandersteg International Scout Centre. Last Wednesday, 56 days later, we premiered our summer camp video at our parents' meeting. Condensed from 1044 minutes of footage into … Continue reading A Thousand Amazing Moments. One Video.
Last week, several teams from Explorer Units across North London District headed up to the River Wye to complete the expeditions for their Duke of Edinburgh Awards. One Wild Wolf group, made up of Ellie, Carina, Dearbhla and Zuzanna, have written about their Gold expedition: We arrived at Scout Park, bright and early, on Saturday … Continue reading Gold DofE: Cream Teas and Canoes