Recent Explorer News

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.

An ACC Goes Blogging - 19 Jan 2014

Knowledge and Creativity

With all of the great libraries of the world obtainable on line and the power to find information available to anyone with a smartphone in their pocket, there has never been an era where people can have so much knowledge on hand for any particular purpose they choose. StonehengeAt the same time, it sometimes appears that people know less and are less interested to find out for themselves the things that might make the world a more exciting, well developed or positive place.

An ACC Goes Blogging - 10 Jan 2014

Explorers and Fire

An ACC Goes Blogging

Welcome to 2014 and a Happy New Year to you. As the Christmas decorations go away and we get in to the planning for the year questions like: “where to start?” raise their heads. It turns out that there is much to look forward to this year with a wide range of events and activities on the Explorer and Network Calendar that has something for everyone to get their teeth into.

Explorer LogoThere are large scale camping and activity opportunities in nearly every month this year starting in the next few weeks with the potential for wet, snow or icy camping experiences at Gilwell Wintercamp and our own PACCAR February Freezer Camp. A shortlist of some of my favourites is at the end of this report with these and many more regularly listed in the County Diary.

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