This winter, Explorer Scout leaders from Crawley District travelled north with a simple mission – to find snow and ice!
Tim Winter (Shackleton ESU) spent some time with Scouts Scotland at the Lochgoilhead National Activity Centre under the instruction of Mark Noble MIC, and was then joined by Adam Jasko (Drake ESU) and Harry Fox (SRF ESU) in the Lake District for the Essex Scouts Mountain Activity Team winter instructors course.
This was all in aid of developing the Crawley leaders’ winter mountaineering skills, and in turn enable future winter trips for Scouts that want to try winter mountain walking, climbing and camping.
Shackleton Explorers will be joining 4th Worth Scouts at Worth Church on Sunday 12th November for Remembrance Sunday parade.
Please meet at the Church at 9:30am in uniform. The service should finish at 11:15am, parents are welcome to join us for the service.
On 26th October 19 Explorer Scouts from across Crawley District were hosted by Drake Explorers at their annual mountain activity weekend staying at a bunk house in the Brecon Beacons, South Wales.
Participants spent 3 days walking in the mountains, including Pen Y Fan (the highest peak in South Wales) and rock climbing – and some even managed to get some sleep!
Many thanks to Drake ESU for a fantastic trip.