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Past Events

Our Explorer unit takes part in lots of activities. We would like to share a few of them with you.

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  • Practice Hike for DofE Bronze

    Practice Hike for DofE Bronze

    30th May 2014

    In preparation for the Explorer's Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Expedition, they had a practice hike from Manor Park Country Park (West Malling) Back to the Scout Hut (Maidstone). We met at an earlier time of 6:30pm so the planned hike could be longer than our usual meeting time.  The Explorers were split into their three DofE groups. The three groups planned their own routes the previous week. The Explorers walked the best part of 6.5 Miles during the hike. Each group had four check points, in which they had to tie a drop card. All three groups arrived back from 9:00pm with the last group back at 9:20pm.  ...

  • DofE Bronze Prep

    DofE Bronze Prep

    16th May 2014

    In preparation for the Explorer's Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Expedition, they had to practise putting up and taking down the tents that they will be taking with them. Later in the evening once the Explorers had mastered the art putting up and taking down tents they went back inside where they got...

  • Backwoods Cooking

    Backwoods Cooking

    9th May 2014

    For Backwoods Cooking Wanderers teamed up with Maidstone Methodist Scout Group at Hamlet Wood Scout Campsite. The Explorers and Scouts were mixed up into teams, then were given challenges which included Cooking Beef Stew and Fish Stew.  Each team was given a cardboard box which included...

  • 21st Golden Bog Seat Challenge

    21st Golden Bog Seat Challenge

    28th February 2014

    21st Golden Bog Seat Challenge Coming Soon! 1st March  ...

  • IT Badge Night

    IT Badge Night

    31st January 2014

      Tonight the Explorers worked towards earning their Information Technology Badge. The Explorers had to meet requirements in order to complete each stage of this badge. They had to show a clear understanding of how a Computer works and what parts it consists of.  Some examples...

  • Winter Survival - Cancelled!

    Winter Survival - Cancelled!

    28th January 2014

    Winter Survival - Cancelled! Just a quick message. Due to the horrible weather conditions the Winter Survival Committee has decided that it is to be Cancelled this year. As disappointing as this is, Leaders believe this is the right decision.      ...

  • Hamlet Wood Working Party - March 2012

    Hamlet Wood Working Party - March 2012

    17th March 2012

         We arrived at Hamlet Wood for 9:00am and had our usual briefing on what we were going to be doing for the day by the site warden. This month there was only a small group of us including the wardens, but to quote the site warden "Its the quality of work, not the quantity"....

  • Zumba Night - March 2012

    Zumba Night - March 2012

    16th March 2012

      Everyone arrived at the scout hut for the usual time of 7:45pm for an adrenaline filled night of Zumba Dancing. Everyone socialised for a few minutes whilst the Zumba Instructor finished preparing herself. Once she was ready we were Zumba-ing away, she started by showing us some...

  • Hamlet Wood Working Party - February 2012

    Hamlet Wood Working Party - February 2012

    18th February 2012

      We arrived at Hamlet Wood for 9:00am and then had our briefing on what we were going to be doing for the day by the site warden. The work for that day was mostly clearing up site A6, which consisted of cutting up piles of unwanted branches and placing them on the fire. We also had to...

  • Golden Bog Seat - Crazy Golf Challenge

    9th October 2010

    Crazy Golf Bog Seat This bog seat involve making your own crazy golf hole at Lower Grange Farm, we went after being at the hamlet wood working party got our tents up then Ian got out of his car some card board a card board tube and Neal gave us a bag of turf, we spent 1 hour an a half on...

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