Explorers

Introduction to Explorers_G5D016224 hour

Explorer Scouts cover the 14 to 18 age group. There are two Units in the Petersfield District, the Stirling ESU who are based at the northern part of the district and meet at the 1st Liphook Scout Group headquarters on a Monday evening. The Drum ESU cover the southern part of the district and draw members from the southern part of the district covering Liss, Petersfield, Sheet and the East Hants Villages groups. It meets on a Thursday or Friday evenings at different Group HQs.

There is a strong outdoor flavour to the programme with a wide range of activities including canoeing, rifle shooting, hiking, survival camping, and quad bikes.

Explorer Scouts have their own programmes working towards their Chief Scout Platinum, Diamond and Queen Scout Awards. They also are working towards their Duke of Edinburgh Awards.

District Explorers Calendar

Oct
19
Fri
Jamboree on the Internet @ A Scout hall near you
Oct 19 @ 12:00 – Oct 21 @ 17:00
Jamboree on the Internet @ A Scout hall near you | Tulsa | Oklahoma | United States

JOTA-JOTI is the largest Scouting event in the world with over 1.3 million Scouts participating across 150+ countries.  Scouts and Guides across the world connect with each other during JOTA-JOTI using the airwaves and the internet.

The event has been held the third weekend of October since 1957.  The next JOTA-JOTI is 19th, 20th and 21st October 2018.

Oct
29
Mon
First Aid / Annie Dolls
Oct 29 @ 19:30 – 21:00
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Nov
5
Mon
Guy Fawkes Night
Nov 5 @ 19:00 – 21:30
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Fish and chips, socialising, and enjoying the local bon fires.

Nov
12
Mon
TBC Life Saving
Nov 12 @ 19:30 – 21:00
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Lifesaver Activity Badge

How to earn your badge

Demonstrate and explain how you would perform a rescue using the following:
shout and/or reach
throw a buoyancy aid
throw a rope
wade
tow with an aid
clothing tow
support tow.
Reach the standard of one of the following:
RLSS UK Survive and Save Silver for the Medallion, Stillwater or Beach award
RLSS UK Survive and Save Gold for the Medallion, Stillwater or Beach award.
Explain and, where possible, demonstrate methods of rescue used in cases of:
a person and a pet falling through ice
a house fire
gas poisoning
a car accident
contact with a live wire.

INTERNATIONAL BADGE ALSO

Nov
19
Mon
Scout Values
Nov 19 @ 19:30 – 21:00
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Discussion over badge requirements

Nov
23
Fri
Pioneering Badge Camp
Nov 23 all-day
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1. Build a scale pioneering model.

2. Take a lead role in building an outside pioneering project, such as an aerial runway or an hourglass tower.

3. During your project, demonstrate your ability in:
• 10 knots, bends or hitches
• four lashings
• the use of simple blocks and tackle
• anchorages for firm and soft ground
• understanding the need for
supervision in pioneering projects.

4. Demonstrate two whippings and two splices.

Survival Badge requirement:
with a group of at least three other Explorers, take part in a survival exercise lasting two nights. The group should:
construct a shelter of natural or salvaged materials and sleep in it
cook all meals over an open fire
cook without utensils or aluminium foil (although a knife may be used).

Dec
10
Mon
TBC Rock Climbing
Dec 10 @ 19:00 – 21:15
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Dec
17
Mon
District Meet
Dec 17 @ 19:30 – 21:00
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