Recent Explorer News

G&D Young Leader Session

When: 
17/9/2017, 9:30am - 4:00pm
Where: 
Greenford & District HQ, Hill Rise, Greenford, UB6 8PE.

Location

Greenford & District HQ, Hill Rise, Greenford, UB6 8PE, United Kingdom.

We hold our Explorer Young Leader Unit sessions every couple of months. 

You need to bring with you £2 subs, a game & activity (badge work) for the section you are working with.

No uniform, as we try to be relaxed, you will need lunch money as most of the Explorers go out for lunch.

Film making initiative for 14-18 year olds

Thames Estuary Partnership are a small charity based in UCL and with Hermitage River Project based at Hermitage Community Moorings in Tower Hamlets, they're offering a two 2-day workshop this summer for 14-18 year olds. They will learn basic film making skills and we will teach them all they would need to know about how to make a short 1 minute film on their phone or tablet. Meaning no professional equipment is required.

At the end of the two days, they will have made a film together in a group of 5. Not only will this help to provide essential skills such as team work, organisation and critical thinking. They will also have skills in film making. They will then have the chance to make their own film over the summer with our support and enter this into a film competition which we are running as part of the outreach for a documentary we are co-producing, all about the ecology of the Thames.

The children will learn about the Thames, our link to the ocean through it and how the city impacts the river through litter.

Air Rifle Shooting at PACCAR

During 2016 the air rifle range at PACCAR was upgraded and we now have a heated, 6 lane competition standard range, including a wheelchair friendly lane.

SkyCamp 16th-18th September 2016

Booking is now open for SkyCamp 2016!

This is a very popular event and spaces are filled quickly. Book now to avoid disappointment!

Information and booking information attached.

Isle of Wight Revolution

Isle of Wight Revolution is a National Explorer and Network Activity Camp, has run every Easter since 1995 on the beautiful Isle of Wight. This year’s event is from the 2nd to the 6th April and the website with all the details and how to book to is:

 

An ACC Goes Blogging - 19 Feb 2014

Freezer Camp – Wind, Rain, Ice and Sunshine

Everybody was there Friday afternoon, tents getting pitched and the wind is already starting to buffet the place. Our site was in the woods so a little more sheltered. Outer flysheets up and pinned to the ground with extra-long pegs. That should do the trick. Out on the Main Field, the early arrivals are standing on the canvas to hold it in place while the pegs are found and poles can be fed through the loops and sleeves. This could get exciting…

Starbucks Youth Action Funding

We have been advised that there is a funding opportunity for young people aged 16-24 from Starbucks.

UK Youth and Starbucks are delighted to announce that Starbucks Youth Action funding is available for young people to deliver a project making a positive difference to people in their community.

Young people between the ages of 16-24, living anywhere in England, Scotland or Wales can apply now for funding of up to £2,000 available.

An ACC Goes Blogging - 6 Feb 2014

GLMW Expedition Training and Assessment Programme 2014

Pitching tentsIt began at “omg it’s early”, 8:30am, last Saturday morning with the pitching of tents and registration to make sure that the people who had signed up were actually the people who were turning up. 47 Scouts and Explorer Scouts from across GLMW arrived to commence this year’s Expedition training and Assessment Programme. After a week of lashing rain and howling gales, the expectation was for a waterlogged and unpleasant weekend in the mud. But no, what was this? The sun forced its way through the early Saturday morning clouds and a dry day was in prospect. The tents went up on moderately dry areas near the training complex and, yes, smiling was in evidence.