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Archives 2008

Another fantastic year of Explorer Scouting in Notts!

International Peace Light - Christmas 2008

Peace Light Explorer Scouts have once again been instrumental in distributing a message of Peace to the world as a tiny flame, taken from the eternal flame which burns in the Grotto of the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem set Notts alight. Known as the International Peace Light, this flame is spread throughout the world by Scouts and Guides.. Read more...



Stef wins YOPEY 2008 - Dec 2008

Stef wins YOPEY 2008 Stefan Prest, 18, who is now an Assistant Explorer Scout Leader in Mansfield district, was crowned young person of the year 2008 at County Hall in West Bridgford. Stef was one of 12 finalists who had been shortlisted from loads of impressive candidates.
Read the full report


County Flag - Sept 2008

County Flag Competition Kit was inspected, routes were plotted, tracks and roads were walked, meals were cooked, and great fun was had by all. See the results of the competiton here...


Kids Outdoors - July 2008

Kids Outdoors event in Nottingham Sqaure Well done to all - especially the Explorer Scouts - who attended the fabulous day in the Old Market Square to promote Kids Outdoors in Nottinghamshire. Every person who passed through the Old Market Square, including the Chief Scout, knew for definite that Scouting is alive and kicking in Notts! More photos... And even more on the National Scout site. There's even a video of TV coverage on facebook


Energise 2008 - June 2008

Energise 2008 This event provided leaders with updates on Programme planning, the Young Leader Scheme, Explorer Belt, taking Explorers abroad, PGL and loads more, as well as a full roast sunday lunch! Read more...


Christmas Camp - May 2008

County Explorer Camp May 2008 Just when you'd forgotten all about Christmas... Steve and Malc organised a fantastic County Explorer Camp at Robin Hood Campsite with a Festive Theme! Read a report by Lauren "matlida" Kinsley and check out more photos of the Big Game Run, and the water slide and the assault course.


Apex Challenge Results - May 2008

Apex Challenge The May 2008 Apex Challenge boasted a record 16 activity bases. Read the results of 56 teams, including Gemini Pollux and Rufford Explorers who all spent six hours collecting points through the darkness of Sherwood Pines Forest Park. Details of the activities they tackled and photos of the event are also online.

Previous years

2007 - our centenary year