Pancakes and Route Planning

It been another busy week so we have been a little slow in updating the blog for last Friday.

The DofE Gold group made their final decision about their expedition. Quite sensibly they opted to push it back to allow more time for planning, training and fundraising. So they will now be doing their practice expedition in the Autumn and final expedition in 2020.

The Bronze and what will soon be the new silver group practiced route planning in advance of a local walk in the next couple of weeks.

We followed this up with pancakes, It’s always lovely when one of my Explorers presents me with the perfect pancake to eat. Only thing better is a bacon butty 😆

Archery and 1st Aid

Finally felt like we were getting back into gear tonight. Started off with a meeting with our Gold DofE team to discuss expedition options and costs.

When everyone else arrived we split the rest of the night between archery and 1st Aid training.

At the end of the night our Explorers used the Quality Programme Checker to score our programme. It was good to see we scored green on everything. The only concern was their lack of involvement in District Explorer Scout planning.

Christmas is here

A horde of teenagers was spotted around Bodmin Road last night with a strange dude in a red outfit. It was our Explorer Scouts giving up their time to help Father Christmas and Rotary raise money to support good causes both locally and around the world.

Huge thank you to all the Explorers and Parents who turned out in the cold and damp to help.

Christmas Parcels

Tonight we packed Christmas parcels and wrote Christmas cards to send to our servicemen and women serving in Afghanistan.

Happy Christmas we hope they arrive in time. Stay safe we are thinking of you.

We followed this up with camp fire cooking. Doughnuts and marshmallows toasted over a camp fire was a new one. Couldn’t eat too many of those.

What a night

Wow what a night. We had parents and friends visiting Explorers tonight to watch our 4 DofE expedition teams give their Bronze and Silver expedition presentations. The Explorers were pretty awesome.

A special award was made by our Morocco expedition team leader Chris to Explorer Scout Euan for being the most improved Explorer whilst climbing in Morocco earlier in the year.

Explorer Scout Dan played the movie of clips from the Chamboree he had put together.

And we handed out over 100 Explorer badges and their are more on the way.

We even played host to the Manchester Scout Bee.

We finished the night with a thank you to our helpers who had been extra supportive over the busy summer.

I am totally shattered but so proud of you all and tonight you made all our leaders hard work over recent months worth it.

Thanks to everyone who turned up tonight. You helped raise £83 with the raffle and cake sale.

Race Night

Another fun night tonight our Explorers were out in the community helping Rotary with a race night to raise funds for our Tyldesley juniors rugby union team.

Not sure how much they made yet but some of our Explorers we kept busy selling raffle tickets, running the tickets for the races. The rest enjoyed time with there families cheering the horses and piglets on.