An eggcellent Easter in Snowdonia

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

Four things to know before doing your DofE expedition

Last weekend 45 members of Wild Wolf Explorer Scout Unit travelled to the middle reaches of the River Thames to undergo training for Duke of Edinburgh expeditions this summer. We were lucky with the weather and had a great time on the water! We do all our DofE expeditions by canoe, and even though the … Continue reading Four things to know before doing your DofE expedition

Canoes & Canals: a weekend in Wales

This weekend a mixed group of Leaders and Explorers headed up to Wales for a weekend of canoeing. Despite having originally planned to take on some whitewater, a combination of high winds and high river levels forced us to abandon this plan and saw us instead honing our skills on the River Severn and Llangollen … Continue reading Canoes & Canals: a weekend in Wales

Life in the Lakes: Easter Camp

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

Watersports & Wales: Easter Camp 2017

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

A Sunny Weekend on the Thames

Last weekend, the Unit dedicated itself to canoeing. Scouts from all over gathered at Longridge Activity Centre to prepare for, or complete, Duke of Edinburgh Award expeditions, and to improve their skills on the water. One Gold DofE team completed a grueling practice expedition along the Thames, to ensure that they were all ready for … Continue reading A Sunny Weekend on the Thames