Category: Explorers

2019 District Camp – Indaba

Over the weekend of 12 – 14th July 2019, over 500 Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers from 14 Groups from across the District, joined together for this year’s District Camp. It was titled ‘Indaba’ which is a Zulu term for ‘tribal conference’. This was only the third full District Camp in 12 years, so it …

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Snowdon Mountain Weekend

On Friday 14th June 2019, 8 Scouts and 7 Explorers from across Newcastle District travelled to Snowdonia, North Wales. Their aim was to climb Mount Snowdon; at 1085m (3560 ft) Snowdon is the highest mountain in England and Wales. We had a relaxed Friday evening, discussing our proposed route, kit and emergency scenarios. At 6 …

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Monopoly Run 2019

Members of Iceni Explorer Unit who are based in Newcastle, have taken part in the 2019 Monopoly Run. This is where teams of Explorer Scouts and Scout Network travel by foot, train and bus to visit famous and specially selected monopoly locations. They compete to gain as many points as possible. 168 teams of Explorers …

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Centurion Explorers Trip to Canada

Centurion Explorers meet each Wednesday at 7:30pm for two hours, however on Wednesday 1st August the young people did not go home at 9:30pm like normal, they remained in the community centre to begin what would be camping adventure like no other they had been on. On the 2nd August 2018, Centurion Explorers from Newcastle-under-Lyme …

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O2 comes to Newcastle Explorers to teach about Ethics and AIs

As part of their Guru in the Community initiative, O2 last week came to Newcastle Explorers to deliver a workshop on Ethics and AIs. At the heart of these issues is the central question of what role technology should play in our lives and in society. Should a driverless car protect its passengers at all …

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iScout at Newcastle’s Food Festival

On Saturday, the District took part in Newcastle Town Centre’s 1st Food Festival. Taking over the area by the Market Cross and Guild Hall, we had raffles, tombola, tea and cakes for sale, cooking pancakes on tin cans, pizza ovens made of cardboard boxes and heated by tealights and a climbing wall. We also had …

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New District Explorer Scout Commissioner (DESC)

I have pleasure in welcoming a returning leader, Adam Gray to the role of District Explorer Scout Commissioner (DESC) for Newcastle District.  Adam has previously been an Explorer Leader, who took a break as he started his own business, but has remained an active supporter of the District, particularly in the lead role of Stage …

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BBQ for Canadian Scouts

Following on from their visit to Vancouver last year, Centurion Explorers hosted members of the 40th Marpole Scouts at Kibblestone last week. The Canadian Scouts arrived on Friday 31st July and despite some jet lag they managed to have a packed programme which saw them staying in London for a couple of days and visiting Manchester and …

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Youth Forum

On the 18th of March, representatives from Explorer units in the district met for the first Newcastle District Youth meeting. This was a positive step for the District for Scouting to be shaped more by the young people in partnership with adult volunteers, as stated in the Scout Association’s Vision 2018. The young people present …

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Iceni Explorers Sailing at Colwyn Bay

On Saturday 11th October, Iceni Explorer Unit headed off to Colwyn Bay to the Watersports Centre. Travelling by train kept the costs down, and the Colwyn Bay railway station is literally within sight of the Centre so easy to find and walk to. The group had booked a half day session on the water and …

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