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Blackburn District Scouts

Delivering Scouting to Young People in the Blackburn Area

Explorers are young people, usually aged between 14 and 18 years old. They make up the fourth section of the Scouting family after Beavers, Cubs and Scouts.

 

Structure and meetings

A group of Explorers is called a Unit.

Not all our Units meet every week, partly due to activities, holidays, exams and the other commitments that crop up in a teenager's life, and also because Explorers tend to get out and about at weekends more often than other sections.

In Blackburn we currently have 4 Explorer Scout Units plus our Young Leader Unit. (See 'Our Units' in the right hand column)

Activities

Explorers often get the chance to work with other Explorers in their District, not just their own Unit, so can take part in an even wider spectrum of activities.

There is also a range of ambitious badges and awards, through which Explorers can demonstrate their proficiencies and expand their interests. In particular most Units run an active DofE scheme for their members to take part in.


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News & Blogs

Canalside Active Support 2020
20/01/2020 By Stuart Parker

We are starting to plan our year at Canalside. We can't put on activities for Groups without mowing the grass and general maintenance of the site.

We hold a regular Tuesday evening session (weather dependant) and welcome new members to join us. You can come as often as you have available.

This year we are hoping we will get volunteers who may come once or twice to mow Canalside. There are 26 slots we need to fill for the year. Mowing can be completed according to your availability and does not need to be Tuesday evening. Please e-mail parker_stuart@hotmail.com  for more details.

And don't forget to book in your Groups for 2020

 

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Watersports 2020
16/11/2019 By Stuart Parker

Our District watersports team : WACKYS Active Support Unit have announced the 2020 programme events for Cubs, Scouts and Explorers as well as info on Adult training courses.

Please book the events via the website on the WHATS ON section.

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DofE Success for Grey Wolf ESU
29/09/2019 By Stuart Parker

Well done to Explorers from Grey Wolf ESU who all did fantastically well this weekend showing great teamwork and enthusiasm all weekend.

We hope you are all be proud of yourselves for completing your Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Qualifying Expedition this weekend under really difficult conditions.

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Scouts at Ewood Park 2019
29/09/2019 By Stuart Parker

Over 400 Scouts from right across the town came together to support their local club Blackburn Rovers against Luton Town in the EFL Championship.

The event was organised jointly by Blackburn Rovers Community Trust and Blackburn Scouts to give young people a taste of Championship football. For many of the Scouts this was their first time at a football match.

A massive thankyou to the Community Trust for inviting us along on the day ... the young people had a blast.

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Exciting news!

Our newest group Saliheen Scouts officially opens its doors this coming weekend.

Last Saturday Scout Leaders welcomed the children & parents joining their group. Plenty of fun & adventure awaits them all!

Please join us in welcoming Saliheen Scouts to the Scouting family.

We look forward to following their progress over the coming months.

#OneCommunityOneBlackburn
#Growth

 

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What's On

Canalside Service Day

St. George's Day Service - Blackburn Cathedral

Push The Boat Out 2020

Waterdays - Coniston Water Parks

 
Blackburn District Scouts
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