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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

Coronavirus Update
28/08/2020 By Stuart Parker

Scouting across the town is currently suspended until the National Youth Agency readiness level for Blackburn moves to AMBER. The level is currently REd but we hope that will change in the near future.

If you want your child to join Scouting, please follow the links to our Scout Groups across the town to see if your local group has any vacancies. 

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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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Blackburn District Scouts
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