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Explorers - Blackpool Trip
26/10/2023 By Ann Gilchrist
Explorer Scout Units from Falkirk District came together for a thrilling weekend in Blackpool to start off their October school break. Fifty-eight explorers and leaders travelled to Blackpool where they enjoyed camping at Mowbreck Scout Campsite spending time, in lovely weather, at the local attractions such as the pleasure beach and sandcastle waterpark before heading home.
Explorer Scouts are aged 14-18 years. There are eight Units scattered around Falkirk District which meet on various days over the week. If you are interested in joining or learning more about Explorer Scouts or any other scouting section visit www.falkirkscouts.org.uk for more information.
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Explorer Led evenings - Altitude Explorers
12/10/2023 By Ann Gilchrist
Altitude Explorers frequently have Explorer-led evenings where the members decide for themselves what they want to do. These evenings teach them about organisation and time-management, allowing the young people to discuss amongst themselves and decide on the programme. They run the whole evening with the adult leaders supervising to ensure that they are safe.
One of these activities was cake decorating where they bought cakes and materials to decorate them. Splitting into four groups, each decided what they wanted to achieve. The picture shows the winning group as decided by the leaders but it was close.
Unsurprisingly, most of these evenings involve food.
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Netherlands - Explorer Belt
10/09/2023 By Ann Gilchrist

Fifteen Explorer and Network Scouts members, aged 16 to 18, have returned from a very successful 10-day Explorer Belt expedition in The Netherlands. The young people travelled on their own in groups of five, hiking and using public travel while tasked to carry out 10 minor and one major task. The groups had a full range of conditions to deal with such as the cancellation of all trains due to severe weather with trees down, and later they had to endure very hot weather. All the young people ended their expedition with a three-night period of rest and relaxation at Beekse Bergen.

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Haarlem Jamborette
10/09/2023 By Ann Gilchrist

From the 4th-17th August, 23 scouts and explorers from Falkirk District travelled to Holland to take part  in the 14th Haarlem Jamborette. The group participated in a range of activities from paddle-boarding to tree top treks, as well as spending a day in Amsterdam and the Theme Park Wallibi Holland. The scouts managed to make friends from all over the world from as close as Stirling to as far as Canada. All said they would like to go back for the Jamborette in 2027 and that they had a great time! The groups’ hoodies were kindly sponsored by Jarvie Plant for our trip.

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93rd Braes & Explorers America Trip
10/09/2023 By Ann Gilchrist

Last week we read of a group of 93rd Braes and Altitude Explorer Scouts who spent 19 days in America. As well as visiting the Native American camp, featured last week, they spent several days before the camp with a hotel stay on International Drive in Paisley, Florida taking in the sights, shopping and theme park visits and two days afterwards at Universal studios and a day at Volcano bay. What a wonderful experience for all involved – a trip they will never forget. The picture above shows them enjoying their time spent at the theme park visit.

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