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Kandersteg Day 3: Swiss National Day!

  After a night of incessant rain, the explorers woke to find that their tents were dry, much to their surprise! Most of us enjoyed warm showers, except for a few who chose to spend a few more valuable moments in their sleeping bags, missed out on the precious hot water. #scoutcampproblems Having finished breakfast we went […]

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Kandersteg Day 2

After the first good night’s sleep, breakfast was served. We then had our first proper flag break of camp followed by a few notices and we had less than an hour to get ourselves ready for the day: a hike up the Gallihorn, a mountain at the head of our valley. The hike was only […]

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Kandersteg Day 1

Traffic jams and bad singing, (Dearbhla, Aneesa and Thomas). Step off the coach in Kandersteg. WOW! Mountains are big AND rocky! Sorry, how far does Marley-Bear want us to carry the kit? 2 hours worth of erecting tents in the blistering heat.   Marley-Bear ditches explorers for a comfy ride to cable cars in a […]

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Pancake Day: WWESU does ‘Matilda’

For some of our members, last night meant receiving their Jack Petchey awards. For the rest of us, however, it meant celebrating Pancake Day by attempting a remaking of the pancake scene from the film ‘Matilda’. Although our version may not be very true to the original, we definitely had fun making it. Watch the […]

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A Very British Weekend

There is nothing quite so British as the garden shed, so we must be a very British Unit…. as we now have two! Two big, spacious sheds! Is it weird to be this excited by sheds? Possibly. But we’re Scouts, and we are. Last weekend saw members of the Unit heading down to Scout Park […]

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Our DofE Silver Expedition to the Lake District

Early on Tuesday morning we got to scout park, a bit more prepared than we were on the practise and we got all our group kit. We also found out that our team leader Dearbhla was still on holiday and so we would have to organise everything ourselves. Then followed a bloody long journey to […]

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Our Gold DofE Expedition.

It all started when I was rudely awoken by my alarm clock, aka, my mum. I met everyone at Scout Park and we finally set off after tying everything onto the roofrack and laughing at Joe and his mum’s poncho. From Scout Park we made our merry way up to the Lake District keeping moral […]

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Our Scottish Summer Camp

A ten day trip to Scotland with 24 teenagers in tow – the ESL’s perspective… After three years of hot, sunny summer camps in places like Holland, Austria and the Swiss Alps I knew from the off that selling a camp to Scotland would be hard. “Scotland! Rain and midges? Really Marlon, why can’t we […]

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Our Scottish Summer Camp – Patrick Tripp went canyoning

Marlon booked some canyoning for us and this is what happened…   We risked life and limb sliding over rocks in freezing water with jagged edges and dangerous drops. Doesn’t sound like fun? Good thing you’re not tough explorers from Wild Wolf ESU who ziplined into infinity pools, swam next to waterfalls, climbed behind crashing […]

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