Last weekend, we attended Wintercamp at Gilwell Park. We’d like to say thank you to all of our Explorer Scouts that attended and we trust that you all enjoyed yourselves. I know that I had a great time!
At Phoenix Explorers, we are part of Hampshire Scouts and this year, Hampshire Scouts celebrates its 110th birthday. During this celebratory year, Hampshire Scouts have made an Occasional Badge to help members of Scouting celebrate and remember the occasion. I still have a badge that I was awarded to celebrate 80 years of Cub Scouts […]
In the run-up to Christmas this year with the Explorers, we made cookie dough which we baked for our Christmas Party. It’s a recipe that I’ve been using for a few years and my kids and I love to make a batch on Christmas Eve as our own little family tradition.
It’s mid-week following our return from Autumn Camp 2018. We camped for the weekend at Pinsent Campsite in Winchester and as those attending knew, as the leadership team at Phoenix Explorers, it was our first camp. On camp with us was a Nights Away Assessor, assessing our preparations for and running of camp with the […]
Firstly, a thank you to parents, Explorers, and everyone else involved for bearing with us this year with respect to camp. We know it was a bit of a shock to some when we announced that there would be no Summer Camp, however, we promised that we weren’t going to rest there so we want […]
This week with our Explorer Scouts, we did some work towards our Navigator Staged Activity Badge and part of this was a quiz which we made with various questions about compasses, maps, map symbols, and a little bit of route plotting. One of the questions we asked the Explorer Scouts was “Where does the red needle […]
Who doesn’t love a bit of BBQ food, right? Tomorrow, leaders and Explorer Scouts from Phoenix Explorers will be helping to support a local community event being held by Chineham Tigers Football Club by providing the BBQ service. There’s loads to do as you will see from the flyer below. The weather forecast looks good […]
Earlier this week, the Scout Association launched their bold new brand. We love shiny new things at Phoenix Explorers so this week, following the announcement, we have updated our website and our social media profiles to incorporate this new branding which we hope you find even more attractive than before. Over the coming days and weeks’ […]
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 […]
We all lead different lives and lifestyles and many of us take part in activities and events outside of Explorer Scouts. What happens outside of Explorer Scouts doesn’t have to stay outside of Explorer Scouts though! There are many ways that you can bring together things that you do in your own personal life to […]