Intrepid Explorers

Our Explorers had two teams out at the weekend who successfully completed their Silver DofE Expeditions despite appalling weather and all the other challenges thrown their way.

Our Explorers were amazing and took the challenge in their stride and we are so proud of them.

This was our 7th and 8th expeditions of this year and a huge thank you to everyone who helped make our final expeditions a success. Thanks to Penny and Brian Arrowsmith, Karen, Matt, Izzy and Phil our Assessor. This was definitely our most challenging expedition weekend yet and between us we overcame all the problems thrown in our way.

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Chamboree Day 7

Last full day, packed tents away, sleeping in the open tonight,

drumming lessons, fixed trailer lighters, then chilled out for rest of the day.

We made lobby for tea tonight with mash, fried green beans and courgettes. It’s always great to see a big queue for seconds.

Closing ceremony goodbye to Captain Chambo, another amazing live band followed by a DJ set.

Going to be really sad getting up in the morning without our Danish scouts.

Day 2 Chamboree

Yesterday was a bit of a slow day as it was sub-camp day. The Explorers went out around Skull Harbour meeting the other groups.

We put on a spread of local food. Huge thanks to Gillian for the home baking and our other parents for the black pudding, Uncle Joes Mint Balls, Fishermans Friends etc. But I don’t think our Danish scouts liked black pudding.

The day ended with a rock concert.

The peg was brought to the Chamboree to remember a Scout from 12th Wallasey who has “gone home” and being given out in his memory. RIP Josh

Young Leader Training

Great night last night despite the heat. We romped through Young Leader Module A training and everyone worked through the exercises. All the Explorers have now been through Mod A.

Everyone who was issued their Orange Cards and will go through the Young Leader missions in the coming months.

Once we competed Mod A we switched to menu and meal planning for our Summer Camp and Water Camp in September. We were a little challenged as our Danish friends want to eat traditional English food at camp in the summer.

I am not sure if the curry, chilli, spaghetti bol, and BBQ that the Explorers wanted constitutes British food. So we encroached them to think more along the lines of Yorkshire Pudding, Shepherds Pie, Eatan Mess and other British culinary delights.