District Sections

District Sections

There are a number of “District Level” Groups in our area which are open for anyone from anywhere in the local area to join …..

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Explorer Units (14-18 year olds)

Explorers are our 14 to 18 year olds, there are 3 Units in our local area :

Caribou ESU (Tuesdays 7.30 – 9.00pm)

Caribou Explorers meet in Hartshill Scout Hut, Mount Pleasant, under the watchful eye of Leaders Mick and John. They enjoy many traditional Scouting activities but obviously tailored for the older members. They meet most Tuesday evenings.

Lawrence Fleet ESU (Thursdays 7.30 – 9.00pm)

Lawrence Fleet Explorers meet each week, but not always, at the 89th HQ in Hanford. This is because they will often be out and about doing activities which are planned by the Explorers themselves. Activities which the Unit has completed in the past range from the traditional Sea Scout activities such as sailing and canoeing to land based activities such as caving and geocaching. Some members even planned a skiing expedition to Italy!

Scorpion ESU (Tuesdays 7.30 – 9.00)

Scorpion ESU meet every Tuesday in Caverswall Staffordshire. There are lead by the fearless leader Kai (chief) Dean, Cliff (hanger) Birch and Meagan (howling mad) Murdoch. They enjoy loads of different types of activities including karting, climbing, hiking, camping, bushcraft the list goes on.

Many Explorers also help out at Beavers, Cubs and Scouts, they do this by joining the The Young Leaders’ Scheme – this is just one of the exciting programme elements in the Explorer Scout section. The Young Leaders’ Scheme helps Explorer Scouts to develop and grow as individuals. It allows them to make a valuable contribution to their community and give service to others. The scheme also helps them fulfil the service elements of their awards.

Scout Band

Do you play a musical instrument, want to combine your Scouting and Music, then you can join our Band.
We meed at Caverswall Scout HQ on Monday evenings between 7.30 and 8.30

Scout Network (18-25 year olds)

Scout Network is the fifth and final section of the Scouting movement. From the time of Baden-Powell, there have been arrangements for young people who wanted to continue after their time in the Scout Section, and in 1967, Venture Scouts were formed from the existing Senior Scout and Rover Scout Sections.

During the late 1990s we decided that, to meet the changing needs of young people, there should be two sections for the over-14s: Explorer Scouts for 14 to 18-year-olds, and the Scout Network for 18 to 25s.

Scout Network gives opportunities to 18-25 year olds who have an interest in Scouting, their own personal development and having fun.

Network members take part in a wide variety of adventurous and community based activities:
•International travel
•Social events
•Adventure activities
•Awards and externally recognised leadership qualifications

For more information about Scout Netword see – ukscoutnetwork.org.uk

Scout Active Support Unit “SAS”

Scout Active Support is for anyone over the age of 18 years. It is a way for adults to volunteer time to Scouting in a flexible way that suits them. There is no requirement to have been involved in Scouting before joining. All that is required is a willingness to volunteer some time to support Scouting.

Examples of Scout Active Support Units

Programme delivery to young people

A District Scout Active Support Unit can be a source of extra adult help in Leader absence. Or they can teach skills that the existing Leader team do not have, such as pioneering.

The County Scout Active Support Unit can provide support to Explorer Scouts or the Scout Network when planning international expeditions. This could include fundraising.

Development of Scouting

A Group Scout Active Support Unit can provide Training Advisers to all Leaders in the Scout Group. This could include delivering Module 1, Essential Information, to all new adults supporting the Group including parents.

A District Scout Active Support Unit can provide catering at District events during the year. This could include District Sectional Camps, District Meetings and the District AGM.