Sainsbury’s Active Kids Vouchers


I realise that most of your parents do not shop at Sainsbury’s but if they do, we are registered to collect the Active Kids vouchers.  If we get enough we can get sports equipment for the unit for free, so it is worth collecting all we can.

Photography Competition 2013

So I have decided that we will run the photography competition from now until the summer holidays and the subject will be ‘Water’. This means you will have an ideal opportunity to take some great photos at camp next month. We want NEW photos taken between March 19 and July 2 (and before you ask, I can find out exactly when you took the photos), the winner will be announced on July 16 at our last meeting before the summer break.

Here are some of my images for inspiration.

Good luck!

Water Activity Weekend Program

Below is the draft program for our upcoming camp at Rudyard this April (26-28)

Friday Evening

18:30 – 19:00: Arrive  – Pitch tents – Set up camp site

20:00: Night fishing – Wide game – Campfire


07:30: Breakfast

09:00: Water activities – Sailing – Canoeing & Climbing @ The Roaches (TBC)

12:30: Lunch

14:00: Water activities – Sailing – Canoeing & Climbing @ The Roaches (TBC)

18:00: Evening meal

19:00: Discussion – Platinum- Diamond-Queen Scout Awards plus DofE Bronze, Silver & Gold Awards

General Explorer chill time – Wide game


07:30: Breakfast

09:00: Water activities – Raft Building – Pulling

12:30: Lunch

14:30 – 15:00: Pack away & Home

At present, the camp will cost £35, this price can be lower if we get more of you to come, so let’s see if we can have as many Scorpion Explorers on the camp. If you want to come and you have not done so already, please bring a £5 deposit ASAP.

Scorpion ESU on Twitter

new_twitter_logoFor those of you that use Twitter, I have setup an account for the unit, you will see a feed from it on the website homepage. If you use Twitter please follow our account because I will be using it as another way to send out information to you guys. The handle is @Scorpion_ESU.

A note from the DC to the Chase teams…

Elizabeth sent me a message to pass on to all of the walkers in the Chase Walk last weekend:

Please can you pass on my Congratulations to the Unit for their success in the Chase Walk.

I note from the programme that the Unit has been taking part in this event for 8 years now…..and are still one of the most successful groups in the competition ….and still hold the record for the 14-18 years group.

Very well done to the competitors and of course the support staff for making it possible.

The District is very proud of you all.

For those of you that have not heard, both teams put in great times, the Wanger Society won the Rock trophy with the second fastest time of the weekend and the Born survivors narrowly missed out on the Knot trophy but still walked 3rd fastest in the under 18s category.

So, who thinks they are up to the challenge next year? Registration starts in November.

Well done to all of you.

Kai, Cliff, Nick, Meagan, Ellie, Richard & Mark