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yet another brilliant year of Scouting in Notts. Re-live some of the memories below...

County Flag- November 2009

What a fantastic event...

...whether being chased by cows, losing boots in a muddy field or returning a lost mobile phone to its owner, everyone had fun at this year's County Flag. Well done to all the leaders who organised the event!

Read more... (pdf, 164kb)
...and see the results! (pdf, 26kb)

Rufford win Big Game Live - July 2009

Rufford win Monopoly Live Rufford Explorers out-visited all the competition to win this year's Big Game Live event in July.
Read the full report here

2nd Beeston pass RN inspection - June 2009

RN recognition badge 2nd Beeston Royal Naval inspection went ahead on 18 June on Barton Island. The admiralty inspection recognises the young people participating in everyday adventure. As always the inspection was thorough. After thanking the leaders, the inspector gave his verdict - they passed for another eighteen months! A big well done and thanks! Malcolm

County Centenary Camp - May 2009


First Notts Explorer Forum - May 2009

Nottinghamshire Explorer ForumWell, we did it at last - we held a full County Explorer Scout Forum during the County Centenary Camp at Walesby. More than 80 explorers contributed their ideas for improving explorer scouting in Notts. More details on the facebook group.

Apex Challenge - April 2009

Apex Challenge around 55 teams of Explorers entered this overnight adventure competition which took place at Sherwood Pines on 18th/19th April 2009! Teams from Nottinghamshire came 3rd, 9th and 46th. See the full results here

Nottinghamshire Gangshow - March 2009


Tree planting day at Robin Hood - February 2009

Tree planting at Robin Hood On Saturday 21 February, Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, leaders and parents from across Mansfield gathered to plant trees at Robin Hood Campsite. read more... (jpg, 375kb)

Walking on ice - February 2009

Walking on ice In February 2009, just after all that snow, SW Notts Explorers enjoyed an interesting evening hearing about the exploits of Andrew Cooney, a Polar Explorer and the youngest person to ever to walk to the South Pole. read more...

Rufford ESU's igloo - January 2009

Rufford ESU's igloo At Rufford Explorers we were meant to be making mini cars out of food but the weather made it much more fun! We had a big snowball rolling competition. This then ended with a mass snowball fight. After that we came together as one big team and made a fantastic little Igloo. The best fun the weather has brought to Rufford Explorers for a long time.

NESST hike - a walk in the park! - January 2009

NESST Hike The Challenge walk held by NESST and Nottingham Scout groups was amazing. This year was a new walk which made the walk very interesting! 4th Woodhouse ESU had a great time - read their report...


Previous years

2008 - another great scouting year2007 - our centenary year