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1st Wellesbourne Explorers Scouts

What are Explorers?

Scouts is the third section in Scouting, and is for boys and girls aged 10½ to 14. Scouts take part in a wide range of activities as part of their programme, from archery to expeditions. There are many awards that Scouts can work towards, completing Challenges to get the Chief Scout’s Gold Award. However, taking part and having fun is just as important as what you achieve as a Scout.

The balanced programme of activities encourages Scouts to find out about the world in which they live, know their own abilities and the importance of keeping fit and develop their creative talents. There are also opportunities to explore their beliefs and attitudes.

Being outdoors is really important and Scouts love to learn new skills, such as camping, survival and cooking as well as the wide range of adventurous activities, anything from abseiling to yachting.

Scouting is about being with friends, as part of a team, participating fully in the adventure and opportunities of life.

Meeting time

Scouts meet on Wednesday evenings from 19:15 to 21:00 *

Meeting Venue

Our base is Wellesbourne Church of England Primary School *

* Unless stated differently in program summary

Our Scouts Leaders

Lucy Mather


Lucy Mather

Name: Lucy Mather

Bio: Grew up in the Lake District where Scouting revolved around outdoor adventures and hiding in forests building dens and fires!

Since moving to Nottingham in 2016 she has been more involved in international scouting, with a World Scout Jamboree, 2 seasons at Kandersteg International Scout Centre, a World Scout Moot and numerous European scouting holidays under her belt.

Outside of Scouting she is an Engineer, Climber, Kayaker, Swing Dancer, Folk Singer, and (other people’s) Dog Enthusiast. She is super excited to join the Wellesbourne team and help bring the adventure online through Scouting On The Internet!

Favourite Cake:  - Gooey Gooey Beetroot and Chocolate Brownie

Group Scout Leader “Baggy”

Group Scout Leader "Baggy"

Name: Yvonne Paige-Stimson

Bio: Growing up, Yvonne was a Brownie, Guide, Young Leader and in the dance troop for the local Gang Show with fond memories of smoke-machines, lycra and sequins. She first moved across to Scouting as a Beaver Leader when she realised they were having more outdoor fun and especial enjoys the camping and canoeing. Returning to Scouts as a (*cough) grown-up when her own children were Old enough, she couldn’t wait to get involved again in the Cubs and Scouts. These days as GSL, the role is being responsible for the running of our entire Group. She believes that all children have the right to an adventure - and the only limit to what we can provide for the children is our imagination as Leaders.

Favourite Cake:  All cake is wonderful, but a bit of gooey lemon drizzle, washed down with a cup of coffee is the best!

Exec_Treasurer Matthew


Name: Matthew Paige-Stimson

Bio: Joined the Exec team in 2018 to support the Group in management of our finances and fundraising activities. Matthew was raised on a Lincolnshire farm so grew up outdoors filling his free-time with fishing, rafting, tree climbing, ditch jumping and den making. He is a former Cub and Scout and has a passion for hill-walking and wild-camping. His latest adventures in Wales have moved onto hammock camping and he therefore joins the rank of "Tree-hugger".

Favourite Cake:  Farmhouse flavours like apple and cinnamon

Luke Stockbridge


Luke Stockbridge

Name: Luke Stockbridge

Bio: I been through the Wellesbourne scouting system and am now out the other side. My main interests is mechanical engineering but I love the outdoors, camping and getting my hand dirty. Wellesbourne born and bred

Favourite Cake: I'd take any cake I am given, but if I'm pushed for a particular one it has to be a coffee and walnut, hands down.


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