1st Chipping Sodbury Scout Group

1st Chipping Sodbury Scout Group scouting in Chipping Sodbury, Yate & Wickwar since 1914

Nike Explorers Programme 2008

Dates are Thursdays unless otherwise stated

Date Activity Equipment Comments / Notes
7th January Expedition Briefing. Time to get started! The Explorer Belt is the challenge of a lifetime that is available to Explorer Scouts aged over 16 and members of the Scout Network.
It is a chance to undertake an international expedition over ten days that brings a real understanding of a different country, its people and way of life.
The Explorer Belt is often described as 'the antidote to the package holiday'. It is designed to help young people develop a real understanding of another country by travelling through that country, working as a small team to complete surprise projects, and meeting local people.
To complete the Explorer Belt, an Explorer Scout or member of the Scout Network must:
• plan and train for an international expedition as part of a small team
• travel to another country of their choice and travel through that country over ten days
• complete a major project of their own choice
• complete around ten smaller projects
• keep a notebook or diary during the expedition
• take part in a debriefing after the expedition
Make a presentation about the expedition.
Also booking site for sword walk camp and getting the event organised
14th January Fundraising Discussion Sue and Jamie Febry
21st January Sort kit for sword walk camp, discuss camp/hike route Paul Away
28th January Discussions on international cooking
4th February Young Leader Training
11th February International Cooking
18th February Global Community Studying Nepal
  • Language;
  • Customs and Traditions;
  • Religion;
  • Politics and Government;
  • Living in Nepal (contact school HK)
25th February Global Community Language
3rd March Fundraising meeting for Nepal
10th March Global Community Customs and Traditions;
17th March Global Community Religion, Politics and Government;
24th March Global Community Living in Nepal
21st April Paul Away (Marquee)
28th April Fundraising meeting and diary session For those not going to Nepal - Pack an expedition rucksack
5th May No Explorers
12th May Investiture At woodhouse park - Bus Needed Full Uniform
19th May Fundraising
26th May No Explorers - Summer Camp
2nd June Gadget Making Each patrol to build a useful item! Lots of bamboo, camp gadget book for ideas and sisal
9th June Canoeing Tytherington, bus required
16th June Abseiling from loft Climbing Gear Simon to help set up
23rd June Orienteering Blaise Castle, need maps and bus
30th June Fundraising
7th July Climbing Bristol Climbing Centre
8th September Welcome Back and Badges Running through the terms programme and activities
15th September Fitness Challenge Jacq and Ross' Fitness programme and practice run through Gym Kit
22nd September Map Work OS maps, running through mapping and compass
29th September Practice hike in C/S Warm clothes & torches. Maps Need Bus
6th October Sodbury Challenge Briefing Sort out kit and final teams
Tue 7th October Nepal Meeting Fundraising Meeting at Stanshaw's Court 8:00pm
Sat 11th October Sodbury Challenge
13th October First Aid prep See how much the explorers know
20th October Incident Hike Planning Planning an incident hike for Thursday Scouts
27th October HALF TERM
3rd November Remembrance Presentation
10th November Fire Station Visit Yate
14th - 16th November Survival Camp Tintern Need Bus
17th November Programme Planning for 2009
24th November First Aid
1st December First Aid
8th December First Aid
15th December Christmas Meal Prep
Fri 19th December Christmas Meal