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Previous Newsletters to Download
March 2015 newsletter (pdf, 492kb)
October 2014 newsletter (pdf, 719kb)

October 2014 appendix (pdf, 485kb)
July 2014 newsletter (pdf, 801kb)
April 2014 newsletter (pdf, 600kb)


Past Events

Extreme investitures have their own page   



London Explorer Weekend, spring 2014

London visit

"So where did you go when you were in London?" friends asked. And the best answer was "Everywhere!". Read more... (pdf, 1Mb)


Peak Explorer Weekend Nov 2013

pioneering activity

Explorers from three different units Units spent a day hiking in the White Peak area. Read more...


Jamboree selection day Nov 2013

Jamboree logo

How do you select two contingent members from 16 excellent candidates? That was the challenge facing judges at the selection day for the next world Jamboree in Japan. Read more...


Wells-next-the-Sea camp July 2013

on (and in) the beach

25 Explorers and 6 leaders enjoyed a relaxed camp at Wells-next-the-Sea in Norfolk. Read more in the July 2013 newsletter


August 2012

ACANAC opening ceremony

19 Explorers and leaders survived a week with 17,000 Portuguese scouts at ACANAC 2012 in arid conditions and temperatures reaching 43 deg C . Read more in the Sept 2012 newsletter .


Portugal Contingent Sleepover Feb 2012

mapping exercise

Most of the Explorers and Leaders heading off to Portugal in August 2012 enjoyed a team-building weekend together. More here.


Natwest community awards 2011

community awards

We bid for up to £6000 in these awards. Unfortunately, we were unsuccessful, but the Explorers still need more camping equipment, not only for large camps which require mass catering but also for Expeditions which involve lightweight camping. A useful addition would be a trailer for transport.


Tornado Activities Summer 2011


Tornado have been re-visiting some of B-P's ideas on Scouting, having been pioneering at Trent Lock and at Bramcote Woods. More photos here.


Pioneer Activities Summer 2011


Pioneer have been doing some pioneering (appropriately enough), in miniature form. They also had a rather gory time practising first aid with realistic wound makeup. More photos here.


Discovery D of E Bronze Expedition

(pptx, 3.77Mb)
October 2009

D of E Exped 

October 2009 saw four explorers from Discovery ESU completing their Bronze D of E expedition in the Vale of Belvoir.
See their presentation (pptx, 3.77Mb)


Walking on ice

February 2009

walking on ice 

In February 2009, just after all that snow, SW Notts Explorers enjoyed an interesting evening hearing about the exploits of Andrew Cooney, a Polar Explorer and the youngest person to ever to walk to the South Pole.


Sunrise Promise

August 2007


A brilliant celebration marking the beginning of the second century of Scouting, held in Dovecote Lane Park and at the Youth and Community Centre in Beeston.


Inger Trophy 

March 2007


An annual event  resurrected as a competition for Explorer Scouts and as a linking event for older scouts aged 13 years or older designed to test night-time navigation skills, cooking skills and above all, teamwork.


Barton Island

July 2004


A dozen Explorer Scouts from Beeston, Chilwell and Stapleford spent a weekend in July 2004 trying out water activities on the river Trent. 

Please send the DESC details of any events you'd like reported here!

This page last updated 10 Sep 2016


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