2013 Working weekend at Trac

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1988 Snowdon

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2019 Kayaking

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We have been lucky to be selected as one of the causes to receive funding from the Co-op Local Community Fund.


If you shop in the Co-op and are a member please select the 46th Gloucester Scout Group as your chosen cause to receive 1% when you spend on selected own branded products and services. 


All money received from this will go towards the Group’s minibus fund.


Thank you for your support.

Explorer Scouts are for young people from the age of 14 to 18. They can also be Young Leaders and help out with other sections.  Our Explorers meet every week on Thursday’s, 7.45pm - 9pm, weekly subs are £2.  They wear uniform which is a brown shirt, navy trousers and our Group Kneckerchief.


Let’s face it, by the age of 14, most young people know what they want. Explorer Scouts therefore have a big say in what they do, while being supported by adult volunteers. Unit members:


To try activities such as power boating, sailing, snow and motor sports

Deliver campsite services - running activities or helping with site maintenance

Fundraise and help in the community

Go on camping expeditions in the UK and abroad

Go for The Queen’s Scout Award, Duke of Edinburgh Bronze, Silver and Gold and the Explorer Belt (a 10 day challenge abroad) – all recognised by universities and employers

Train as young leaders – working with an experienced adult, they learn how to run activities for young people aged 6 - 14.


This month is Group camp where all sections join together for a weekend camp.  During May they enjoyed an evening kayaking on the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal during Go Canoe Week and working towards their paddle sport staged badges.  In April the Explorers joined the rest of the Group for an Easter Egg Hunt and wide game on Robinswood Hill and also took part in St. Georges Day Parade.  During March 18 of the Explorers went along to Cubs and taught them the Digital Maker Badge Stage 1.  In February 5 Explorers took part in the Cotswold Marathon, 2 teams taking on the Silver route of 20 miles and the Gold route of 30 miles.


In 2018 a few of the Explorers took part in the District Rifle Shooting Tournament, one of the Explorers came in 2nd place with a score of 55 and another two came in joint 3rd with a score of 57, two of them went on to compete in the County Competition where they came 2nd overall.  They spent a wet and windy weekend camping at Beast which is a County Activity Camp held at Cranham Scout Camp Site, they  also helped bag pack to raise funds for the Group minibus and also for one of the Explorers to attend the World Scout Jamboree next year and some of them went to the District JOTA/JOTI sessions.  11 Explorers enjoyed a week Summer camp at Tolmers Scout Camp Site, where they were able to try lots of different activities every day.  They completed a Treasure Trails around Gloucester, laser tag. Joined the rest of the Group on camp at Trac for a very hot weekend, took part in Beat the Street which involves them walking/riding and scoring points by tapping on points around Gloucester, a wide game on Chosen Hill.  Kayaking on the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal, one of the Explorers took part in the Bell Boating Regatta with the Scouts and Gloucester District St. Georges Day Parade.


Here you will find a diagram showing the position of Badges and Awards on the uniform.  You can find out about the badges that Explorers can earn on the National Scout Website, you will find the link for this on our Useful Links page. 


If you would like more information please email 46thgloucester@gmail.com or gladiators.esu@gmail.com.