Explorer Scouts Leaders
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Explorer Scouts Programme

1st Wellesbourne Explorers Scouts

What are Explorers?

Explorers is the fourth section in Scouting, and is for boys and girls aged 14 to 18. Explorers take part in a wide range of activities as part of their programme, from archery to expeditions.  There are many awards that Explorers can work towards, completing Challenges to get the Queens Scout Award. However, taking part and having fun is just as important as what you achieve as an Explorer.

The balanced programme of activities encourages Explorers 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 Explorers 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.  Explorers is about getting out and about and camping in all the months of the year, whatever the weather!

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

Meeting time

We meet on Thursday evenings
from 19:15 to 21:15 or from 19:30 to 21:30 according to location *

Meeting Venue

Our bases are Wellesbourne Bowls Club, Barford Scout Hut and in private woodland, with permission, around the Wellesbourne and Barford area. We vary our location according to programme needs.*

* Unless stated differently in program summary


Explorer Scouts Detailed Program

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Duke of Edinburgh Awards

Duke of Edinburgh Scheme comes to Wellesbourne

We all need someone who will believe in us. For some young people the pathway is full of obstacles and getting that first step on a ladder may seem impossible. You may already be on a good footing and need that extra polish to stand-out for university applications.

The Duke of Edinburgh scheme is for all young people who are willing to put the effort in and aged between 14 and 25.

“Bourne Explorers” already has a full programme of challenging activities planned out which will include teamwork, leadership, advanced first aid, hillwalking, camping and volunteering in the community.

Our DofE expeditions will be weekend hikes with a mix of campsite and wild-camping, and canoeing trips in the Countryside with wild-camping in the woods on the banks of rivers.

With us you will work hard, be challenged, make new friends and also have many fantastic life experiences. Spaces are available but expected to fill up.

More information see: www.dofe.org.uk or contact bourne.explorers@warwickscouts.org.uk

To sign up: wellesbournescouts.org.uk/explorers-expression-of-interest/

Our Explorer Leaders


Section Leader

Name: Matthew Paige-Stimson

Bio: 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 and hammock camping and camping whenever the opportunity arises.

Favourite Cake:  Farmhouse flavours like apple and cinnamon


Section Leader

Name: Andrew Cameron

Bio: Incoming

Favourite Cake: Incoming

Needed_Assistant Explorer Leader

Wellesbourne Scouts

Assistant Explorer Leader / Section Assistant (m/f)

Name: It could be you....

Role Description: Do you cherish your own memories of the outdoors, climbing trees, poking fires and games in the woods? Do you share a sense of camaraderie with young people aged 14-18, but also able to engage them to ensure they act responsibly and stay safe? Do you believe children need to be off their gaming machines and instead learning teamwork, developing skills-for-life and an appreciation for the world they do not get in school?

Why Hiring: Our Explorer numbers are healthy and growing! Since we have been gifted access to Sherbourne Estate, the children cannot get enough of the fun and adventures in “the wild”. Running safe weekly activities so that everyone gets a go requires that we divide the children into smaller working groups and to do that we need more adult hands-on help.

You may come home on a Thursday evening smelling of smoke and a bit muddy, but back at your desk in the office on Friday morning it will all seem worthwhile. If camping is not your thing or you have a medical condition do not worry, we build the role with flexibility around the person and what you can do rather than what you can’t.

Favourite Cake:   Your charges are often off independently on the activity you set them on, and you seem to magically know your way to the secret cake supply.... anything can happen!

Interested?   Contact Matthew on bourne.explorers@warwickscouts.org.uk


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