Month: January 2022

Mental Health Awareness Evening – Time to Talk

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This evening the Explorers had a guest speaker from West Sussex Council to discuss mental health awareness and ways to wellness. This was timed to coincide with time to talk day.

During the evening, we covered several different topics including some general facts and knowledge, key terms (including anxiety and depression), mental health triggers, ways to improve mental health and wellbeing before applying their knowledge to some youth case studies.

The Explorers were engaged throughout and showed real maturity in discussing a subject which is sensitive to many.

We finished with a few games to help everyone decompress and relax after a very informative evening!

Crossbows / D of E / Investitures

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Tonight we had a busy night at Shackleton! 10 of our Explorers split into 2 groups to plan their upcoming D of E Silver Expeditions. Much cake was consumed in the process!!! The other unit members were able to partake in Crossbow shooting with some of the unit scoring full marks (40/40). At the end of the night we also invested 4 new members into the unit to learn #skillsforlife. A big thanks to Allen for leading the crossbows and to the other unit leaders for supporting D of E planning. Next week our Bronze teams will be planning their expeditions. If your interested in joining, we have a few spaces remaining for new members this year so get in touch today!

Jan 2022 to April 2022 Programme

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Happy New Year!

A new term means a new programme which we are pleased to share below. All meetings are subject to change based on COVID restrictions but these will be emailed out as needed.

If your interested in joining us, please get in touch!

DateActivityLocationOther Details
03/01/2022No MeetingN/AN/A
10/01/2022Trading Post4th WorthUniform
17/01/2022Crossbows / D of E Routes4th WorthUniform & Warm Clothing
23/01/2022Crossbows / D of E Routes4th WorthUniform & Warm Clothing
31/01/2022Mental Health Awareness4th WorthGuest Facilitator – Uniform
07/02/2022HuntedTBCOutdoor Camo Clothing
14/02/2022Pancake Day4th WorthNon-Uniform / Scarves
21/02/2022Half Term – No MeetingN/AN/A
28/02/2022Expedition Kit / Games4th WorthBring your expedition kit if doing D of E / Uniform
07/03/2022Expedition First Aid4th WorthPractical clothing for outdoors
14/03/2022Badminton / TennisTBCSportswear
21/03/2022Expedition Tent Pitching / Camp Stoves4th WorthNon-Uniform / Scarves
28/03/2022Police Visit4th WorthGuest Facilitator – Uniform
04/04/2022Easter Egg Hunt / GamesStanfordNon-Uniform / Scarves