The Zodiac Award has got better!

The Zodiac Award has changed. It is still all about camping in different places all year round, and it is even more fun! You can still finish under the old rules, if you have already started, or use the new rules right now.

The Zodiac Award is now open to all Scouts, Explorers and Network members.  Full details are on the SHQ website: Zodiac Award Update

Midlothian Explorers Brass Monkey Camp Jan 2015

Midlothian Explorers Brass Monkey Camp

Explorer Belt – an overseas challenge

ShareThe Explorer Belt is awarded to a team who carry out a ten-day expedition outside the UK.  It is open to Explorers aged 16 and over, Network members and members of the Senior Section of Girlguiding aged 16 or over.  It is a real challenge and requires serious planning, but will be “a challenge of a lifetime”.

The Wildfire Explorer Scout Unit in Reykjavik

The Wildfire Explorer Scout Unit in Reykjavik

Full information and advice  is available on the Scouts UK website, from which the following is quoted:

Support Material

It is strongly recommended that you read the available support materials before starting to work towards your award to make sure you fully understand what you need to do.  The materials provide more advice and guidance on the award requirements, as well as ideas and information that will help you to meet them.

There are two sets of support materials, both as PDF files:

Information is also available about International Trips in general.

Read about the Wildfire ESU Explorer Belt expedition to Iceland.

Wildfire ESU – Explorer Belt Expedition to Iceland

Iceland, the land of fire and ice and the destination for Wildfire Explorers’ first Explorer Belt Expedition in July this year. 2nd July 2015 saw the culmination of over a year’s planning and training as eleven Explorers, four Leaders and four family members departed Edinburgh for Reykjavik, our base for two days’ acclimatisation and pre-expedition preparations.

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Gorebridge Explorers in Cairngorms

On 2 October ten Explorers from Gorebridge enjoyed a weekend hillwalking in the Cairngorms. The Explorers were split into two hillwalking groups, and while one group walked Meall a Buachaille and two other summits the others walked the Ryvoan Pass from Glenmore to Nethy bridge, where we were staying.

Gorebridge Explorers in the Cairngorms

Gorebridge Explorers in the Cairngorms

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