Shackleton Explorer Scouts meets on Mondays in Chesterton. We’ve mostly taken Explorers from 14th Cambridge, 12th Cambridge and 18th Cambridge Scouts. We do a variety of activities ranging from crafts to survival camps.
Most years we attend Gilwell 24 and WinterCamp. Our AESL often runs improvised theatre activities and our ESL is keen to share his leather-working skills. We have strong connections to the mountaineering courses run by Herts District and have regularly sent Explorers on them.
We often invite external people in to give talks or Q&As about current important global or local topics, such as running our own Any Questions about the EU referendum and having the local MP visit. We promote independent activity and treat the Explorers as adults, they set their own programme and assist with running it wherever possible.