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.

Midlothian Explorers Brass Monkeys Camp

On the last weekend of January a group of Explorers from across Midlothian met for their Brass Monkeys camp, with suitably wintery weather.

Midlothian Explorers Brass Monkey Camp Jan 2015

The Explorers said:

“It was good to mix with the Explorers from the other units, we should do it more often.”
“I just enjoyed keeping warm at the fire!”
“Best bit was the snowball fight in the dark.”

 

Midlothian Explorers Brass Monkey Camp Jan 2015

Midlothian Explorers Brass Monkey Camp Jan 2015