Saturday 10th December- save the date!

We are bagpacking at the big Sainsbury’s on Archer Road (S8 0TD) on Saturday 10th December. This is a spectacular opportunity to fundraise a good amount of money that goes back into you scouts through activity and camp subsidies, as well as re-furbishing the Scout Hut 🙂

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We will be meeting in the forum entrance at 9.50am to start bagpacking at 10am. We will be finishing at 4pm.

You will have a couple of mini-breaks as well as a lunch break so bring plenty of food, snacks and drinks and/or money to consume during your breaks.

FULL UNIFORM IS TO BE WORN! I expect full attendance and best behaviour 🙂 If you are not able to attend I need a text from a parent with a good excuse!  

Any further queries please contact me,


Unit Sleepover 2016

Hi all,

Due to renovations on the Explorer Scout Unit’s building this November the Unit Sleepover will be postponed. I am in discussions with the other leaders and the Unit’s booking person currently as to when this will be.

This means that Scouts will be on (down at the hut) Tuesday 29th 🙂

Sorry for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience,


Hillwalker Badge 2016

The following information is for those who are doing their Hillwalker Badge with the District:

  • The walks will never be cancelled but they may be adapted to the weather conditions.
  • Clothing:
  • The material you wear while on your walk is very important. Cotton or wool is best. Man-made material smells.
  • Waterproofed walking boots/ thick walking socks/ gaters are also very useful.
  • Scout trousers, cotton walking bottoms or leggings – no jeans or thick jogging bottoms as they are uncomfortable and heavy when wet and don’t dry well.
  • Layers on your top half – vest/ long sleeve t-shirt/ a fleece is best as drys easiest. We suggest to stay away from hoody’s. Top layers can also be tucked into your trousers for extra warmth. Then would come your warm coat layer.
  • Thin layers are better than one big layer as you then have more control over your temperature.
  • An outer waterproof layer – waterproof jacket and waterproof trousers.
  • Bag:
  • Needs to be big enough to fit everything you need within it! We should not see any of your belongings strapped onto the outside of your bag…
  • Into your bag goes anything you are not needing to wear at the time but may need at some point on the walk, e.g. hat, gloves, scarf, buff, waterproof jacket, full set of spare clothes…
  • For extra ‘waterproofness’ and easiness while on the walk your stuff, especially your dry spare clothes, could be in separate dry bags or binliners. These can then be took out without wetting the rest of your belongings when you need them throughout the day.
  • Lunch/ water bottle/ snacks.
  • A torch.
  • Emergency snack – not to be eaten with your lunch or snacks as they are for an emergency!

If you have any questions please ask.

Lucy Turner 🙂

Swimming and Scout Splash!

Hi All,

Please see under the Swimming tab for newest courses at Graves Leisure Centre. These include beginners and the ASA Challenges! The ASA Challenges is for all levels and generally a more relevant course for you scouts. See the info if you enjoy swimming!

Furthermore, Scout Splash is coming up again! Back by popular demand and aimed at all Scouts, the fantastic Sheaf Scout Splash is a full hour of fun pool activities and challenges with the emphasis on team work. Participants must be able to swim confidently in the deep end.

       Image result for cartoon fish   Sheaf Scout Splash  – Dive into a real challenge!

Sunday 20th November 2016 – 6.30pm to 8.00pm

Graves Swimming Pool off Bochum Parkway, S8 8JR

Text Lucy to confirm your place by this Thursday the 10th!  

Please click on the link: scout-splash-16-scouts