We’re always looking for ideas for things to do with our Explorer Scouts and when thinking of things to do, we always try to find a balance of fun, excitement, something new, and links to the Scouting programme too. Back at the start of this term, we held an anonymous survey for our Explorer Scouts to see what they wanted from their Scouting and the overwhelming majority wanted to do more day trips and days out so we’ve been focusing our efforts on this.
From this feedback, as a starter, we’ve come up with two potential days out that we could run, depending on interest: one idea is a day trip to Thorpe Park as something fun and exciting; the other idea is a kayaking course. The Kayaking course not only offers something new for a lot of people but also something Scouting. The course follows the BCU 1 Star certification (Paddlepower Passport) and will earn Explorer Scouts completing it, the Paddle Sports Stage 2 Staged Activity Badge once they have registered with the BCU for their certificate following the course.
If you are interested in these events (or not), please follow the links to the surveys below to give us your expression of interest (or not) so that we know whether or not to look further into each activity and start organising them in full. Confirmed pricing, dates, and full event information will be provided privately once we have confirmation of interest. The closing date for the surveys will be 19th March.