Explorer Scouts train for their Chief Scout’s Awards

Posted on Sunday, April 24th, 2016

On the 23rd of April, the Explorer Scouts had their first Gold and Platinum Chief Scout's Award training session, held out in the New Forest.

The Explorer Section cover Platinum and Diamond Scout awards and matched to the Bronze and Silver Duke of Edinburgh’s awards. A major part of these awards in the expedition element. Within the section we have the skill set to help with expedition on foot, on the water and on bikes. We have now launched Expedition training to cover both sets of awards and both levels.

On the 23rd of April, the Explorer Scouts had their first training session, held out in the New Forest. This training gave the Explorers a chance to further what they already new about navigation or build new skills if new to scouting. The session covered map reading, bearing, route cards and expedition kit requirements.

11 Explorers took part in the day from across all the units and they will now hopefully go on to plan their Platinum / Bronze practices and Final expeditions later this year with the support of the Section leader team.

Good luck to them all…

David Bowers
District Explorer Scout Commissioner