Hello and welcome to Explorer Scouts in West Yorkshire, from your Assistant County Commissioner Explorer Scouts, Gareth Pierce.
Below is some information about Explorer Scouts in West Yorkshire, if I can be of any help please don’t hesitate to contact me or any of the District Explorer Scout Commissioners who are in your local area.
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Other Explorer Events around the country
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Explorer Belt Award
The Explorer Belt is a challenge of a lifetime. It is a chance to take part in a ten day expedition that brings you a real understanding of a different country, its culture and way of life. You will develop this understanding by travelling through your chosen country, working as part of a small team to complete a series of projects and most importantly by meeting local people. It is an experience and an achievement that you will remember for the rest of your life.
Bradley Wood Volunteering
Bradley Wood Service Team
Being a member of the volunteer Service Team at Bradley Wood can not only cover off many of the “Service” and “Residential” elements of your Scouting Awards, but it can also be very beneficial for your CV. Working as a member of the Service Team can develop you in a number of ways. You can learn a whole host of new skills from various elements of running a busy campsite and customer service to activity instruction, woodland management and repairs / maintenance of the site… not to mention team work and meeting lots of new friends!
Many people join the Team from around the County, it is a great way to meet new people and develop your social skills. If you would like more details on how you can get involved, please contact David Gill at Bradley Wood through the website or call 01484 715858.
Duke of Edinburgh Diamond Challenge
Aged 14 to 24? Do your Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is all about going the extra mile – gaining new skills, pushing yourself physically, helping others and exploring new territories. At the same time, you’ll gather friendships, experiences and memories that will last a lifetime.
It doesn’t matter who you are or where you’re from, as long as you’re 14 to 24, you can choose the activities that motivate you and go on your own personal journey. We know from other participants that the DofE helps you stand out from the crowd when you apply for college, university or jobs. Ready to find out what the DofE could do for you? Visit the website to find out more about the award. If you are doing your award through Scouting, remember that it runs parallel to the Chief Scout’s and Queen’s Scout Awards… so please speak to your leaders about how you can complete the award or contact your County D of E advisor by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Could you be an Olympic Champion?!
We have had a brilliant Olympics with Team GB winning a lot of medals! A lot of the athletes who have taken part in the games are ex – Scouts and some even say that they have learnt their skills whilst they were a Scout!
Did you know that there are 42 Olympic sports? Check out how many of them can be done in Scouting!
Speak to your Leader about how you can get involved or check out the activities pages of the County Website to see how you can get involved!… Maybe we will see some of you in Tokyo?
Who can help me locally?
For local information please contact your District Scout Network unit. If a unit hasn’t started in your District yet or you aren’t sure contact Gaz, Assistant County Commissioner (ACC) Explorer Scouts.
Do you have a district event that you would like to advertise to other Explorer Units around the County? Or maybe your Unit are doing an activity that you would like to get additional numbers for? Please send the event info using the form below and we will arrange for it to go onto this site!
- Kayaking for Beginers Sunday September 25th, 2016
A course for Scouts and Explorers who are beginners to kayaking, warm clean water to practice in! It will be at Scissett Baths and Fitness Centre and will last for 5 ...
- Do you want to take Young People canoeing? Tuesday August 02nd, 2016
If the answer to the question is “Yes”, then join us this winter in gaining the skills to obtain an activity permit meaning that you can take young people out ...
- Go Orienteering ! Thursday June 16th, 2016
An exciting opportunity is available to add another outdoor activity to your programme. There are several orienteering events coming up which Scouts could use for their orienteering badge and all can ...
- Video Editors Needed Monday May 02nd, 2016
On the 28th – 30th May it’s Cub Camp at Bradley Wood, as part of this camp we are planning to take lots of video footage that we want to ...
- Mission 2016 Sunday April 10th, 2016
April sees the launch of “Mission 2016” Mission 2016 is a challenge that is being laid down by Bradley Wood, our County Campsite & Activity Centre. Can we invest 2016 hours of service into ...
- Online Booking, a guide Friday April 01st, 2016
Over the past few months the online booking system has been greatly improved and expanded, here’s a quick guide on how to use it. To access the booking system you can Visit ...
- Needs of the Pool Monday March 21st, 2016
Wanted ! We are currently upgrading the swimming pool at Bradley Wood – does anyone know where we can source a lifeguard chair for free or very cheaply ? Additionally I am ...
- Outdoor First Aid 2016 Tuesday March 15th, 2016
There are some spare places on a 16 hour Outdoor First Aid Course on Saturday & Sunday 9th & 10th April 2016 at Blackhills Scout Camp. The course will run from 9am ...
- WYS on Show at its Best Monday March 14th, 2016
Last week saw the climax of eight weeks hard work with the performance of the bi-annual WYS on Show, a gang show performed by the young members of West Yorkshire ...
- Help Needed at Green Withens Saturday March 12th, 2016
2015 was a record year at Green Withens with even more young people getting on the water! Bookings already look as if 2016 will be even busier. Our team of volunteers ...