So what do I get to do?

Well, put simply you get to do amazing activities, spend time in the place that matters the most – the outdoors, and most importantly; have a laugh and an awesome time with your mates – old and new.

You’ll gain new experiences, a whole lot more confidence, have the opportunity to challenge yourself, gain some independence and yes, grow up a little too (only if you wish though).

You’ll get to complete your DofE, join us on international summer camps, and of course head out to The Apex Challenge!

We have over 50 Explorers, from a wide range of backgrounds, so we guarantee you’ll fit right in.

Where does it all happen?

We meet on a Thursday night, either at The Unit on Helmton Road in Woodseats, or if we’re heading out for the evening, we’ll sometimes ask you to meet us somewhere else.

If we’re indoors, we normally meet at 7.30pm and finish around 9.15pm. If we’re heading out we normally meet for 7.00pm and finish for 9.30pm unless you hear differently.

To keep us on the good side of our neighbours, we kindly ask that parents try to drop off Explorers off at the bottom of the road, and let them walk up.

The Boring Adult Bit

The Unit is ran on an online system, called Online Scout Manager. This allows you to update details at any time, sign up for camps, check out our programme and manage their subs payments.

Subs are only £12/month – fantastic value for money, especially when you start seeing how much time your young person will spend with us doing awesome things.

We own our own building, fleet of minibuses, and loads of adventurous activity equipment such as kayaks and rock climbing gear.

What about Uniform? Hoodies?

As an Explorer, they’re expected to own an Explorer Shirt and Unit Necker. The Explorer Shirt is dark beige in colour.

Shirt’s can be purchased from The Scout and Guide Shop, Trippet Lane, S1 4EL or online here.

Woodseats’ necker’s are manufactured especially for the group, with our logo, Spiney the Hedgehog embroidered on the back – to help us stand out. These can be purchased from any Leader -simply bring in £8 in cash.

You’ll also want to grab one of our exclusive hoodies, personalised with your own name.

Moving Up From Scouts?

Every Scout in Sheaf District moves up to The Unit, when they’re around 14 years old.

Your Scout Group will know when it’s best to move up, depending on personal circumstances and programmes.

Please speak to your Scout Leader about moving up, and ask them to get in touch with ourselves to make the transition smooth.

Or New to Scouting?

If you’ve not been to Scouts before, or don’t currently attend, don’t worry – nearly half of our members haven’t been to Scouts before.

We need a few basic details from your prior to their first night. Please email us using the details at the bottom of the website, to let us know:

– Explorer’s full name, DoB and mobile number
– Parent/Carer’s full name, address, mobile number and email address,
– The first Thursday night you’re hoping for them to attend

Any Questions?

We can’t wait to meet you, but understand you may have lots of questions – and that’s ok.

Simply get in touch with James, Rob or Richard using the details at the bottom of this page, and they’ll be more than happy to help.


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