Welcome to Dulwich Explorers
Welcome to Dulwich Explorers
Due to Covid 19 all activities have been suspended by the Scout Association until further notice
All meetings are at the Scout HQ in the Trevor Bailey Sports Centre and start at 6.30pm unless otherwise specified.
A weekly meeting update e-mail is sent to Explorers (not your parents!) from OSM each week, so please ensure you have a valid e-mail address loaded within Online Scout Manager (OSM). Please remember you can't reply to the OSM e-mails, but should e-mail us at [email protected] to contact us.
Leader In Charge
Board Games & Scaletrix night
Meal Out - book places via OSM
Expedition cooking 6.30-8pm UNIFORM MEETIN
Briefing for Summer Scotland Trips 8-8.30pm
Water balloon catapaults
Mon 18th May
AGM - barbecue to cook 5.30-7pm
Primus ovens & biscuits
HALF TERM - NO MEETING
Emergency Shelters - will yours survive?
Bouldering - book via OSM
Crazy water sports - expect to get soaked!
End of year barbecue & rounders - UNIFORM MEETING
Trips & Other Activities
28th March to 4th/5th April 2020 - Snowdonia Expedition - Yr9+
Our annual hill walking and mountain leadership training trip. Open to all in year 9 upwards
More details available here
Places available for booking via OSM
1 places remaining
Sunday 26th April AM - London Marathon
Full timings and location details to follow, but if you want to help at Southwark District's waterstand at the marathon please sign up through OSM by 26th March. Parents / Siblings / Friends (MUST be over 14) are welcome too - include their numbers in OSM when you sign up and they must individually register with the marathon. Full details in OSM.
2020 Summer Trip
We suggested a number of ideas for summer 2020 at the start of term and asked for your views and from those who have replied we have 2 trips proceeding, both a week long. It will be possible to make a 2 week trip by doing both!
Please note all dates are approximate at this stage and may vary by a few days when we get into detailed planning.
WEEK 1 - 25th July to 2nd August
Wild Country backpacking trip - probably a 4 day actual backpack trip, with several days getting to / from - options include the coast track to Cape Wrath (far NW Scotland), the Affric Kintail way (West Coast) or something across the Cairngorm mountains. Whilst open to all, some previous hill walking & backpacking experience is needed by attendees as we will be travelling across wild country a significant distance away from the nearest road - we can arrange a practice weekend if needed for those with insufficient experience.
We now have a full walking group for week 1 - if we are to take more will need another 4 people to want to attend
WEEK 2 - 1st August to 9th August
Exploration style trip to Orkney - probably 4-5 days on the island, with some hill walking, cycling, examination of the pre-historic ruins, war relics and wildlife. likely to be a mix of lightweight camping & scout hut floors by way of accommodation!
18th to 20th Sept - Water Activities in Norfolk
QM's Equipment Repair Sessions
Running throughout the year these sessions allow us to ensure we have maintained equipment for use on our camps and activities. They give an opportunity for Scouts to learn new skills and, with prior arrangement, can be used towards DofE awards.
Saturday 16th May 1pm to 4pm
Broadstone Warren Service Team (Broadstone Explorers)
We're proud to have supported the maintenance of Broadstone Warren Scout Camp since the 1930s. For those with the time Broadstone Explorers meets on approximately a monthly basis and has it's own programme of activities you can get involved in.
For those wanting to help on an occasional basis, or perhaps use for the DofE Service section etc., we offer a number of weekends where you can attend as Dulwich Explorers.
The following dates are probably best suited to those who've been before and know the ropes - there is no transport available from Dulwich, although a lift from East Grinstead station should be. E-mail the Broadstone Service Team Leader Tim Birse directly if you wish to attend
10th to 12th January
20th to 22nd March
15th to 17th May
We will hopefully organise some weekends with transport later in 2020.
Young Leader Opportunities
There are currently opportunities for Young Leaders in both our Cubs & Scout Troops. E-mail us at [email protected] if interested.
Duke Of Edinburgh Award Scheme
We can arrange to register Explorers for the DofE Award Scheme. Our experience says that this works best if there is a group of you at the same level which gives us critical mass for organising expeditions etc.
You can download the application form here.
Whilst we can organise Bronze level expedition training & assessments for groups of at least 4 of you, experience says it's extremely difficult to make the longer Silver/Gold expedition training and assessments work at unit level. We'd recommend linking up with your school DofE for these, or South London Scouts Top Awards https://www.facebook.com/SouthLondonTopAwards/
Please remember that you must agree what you're going to achieve for a section with your assessor, and upload & gain approval on eDofE before you commence an activity.
Please e-mail us at [email protected] with any questions.