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West Bridgford District Explorers

This district ceased to exist on 31 March 2009, when it merged with South East Notts District to form Rushcliffe District

More information available on the West Bridgford ESU website

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West Bridgford - the smallest district in the County - has one HUGE Explorer Scout Unit.

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Burns Night
exploring the moors

Loads of activities - Spetember 2008 to February 2009
Och aye it burns - Explorers celebrate Burns Night
Race in the Vale of Belvoir
Exploring the Winter Hills
WBESU Annual Awards
Training Young Leaders
A credit to West Bridgford and themselves - remembrance sunday
Extravagansa - WBESU Annual Bonfire and Halloween Nite
Four Patrols Explore the Moors
On the moors - expedition training
East Mids Hire - a weekend of vehicle fun
Maps, caves and a large stride
Rockstar to Join WBESU
Avast ye landlubbers - international talk like a pirate day



Loads of activities - March 2008 to August 2008
WBESU Try Coasteering
WBESU Spend a day in Eden
WBESU Complete Camel Trail
John Beresford - a tribute to the late JB, DESA
Racing the Dragon - dragon boating on the trent
Shaken and Stirred - the Unit's Cocktail and Open Mic Nite
The Its What He Would Have Wanted Camp
Three leaders completing the Mountain Leader Qualification
One Leader reaching 100 munros
Frankenstein Explorer Scouts - an evening at BioCity
Who rescues the rescuers? - a failed attempt to learn how to recover a canoe

Presidential pose
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Will Richens for President - March 2008

Students at Newcastle University have elected West Bridgford Scout William "Billy" Richens President of the Student's Union Society. Read more...

CS Platinum Expeditions
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Brecon Beacons expeditions - March 2008

Two groups from WBESU undertook Platinum Chief Scout's Award Expeditions in the Brecon Beacons during March. Read more...

In the Pits
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The Chequered Flag - February 2008

A cold Tuesday in February, freezing fog and WBESU head to a giant shed in Langar for some finger numbing fun karting. Read more...

Richard Hammond
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Nomination for Chief Scout - February 2008

Following an exhaustive search and fighting off stiff competition from former scouts, Richard Hammond has won the West Bridgford Explorer's Nomination for Chief Scout. Read more...

Queen's Scout Award 2007
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QSA Award - December 2007

Ross Farrar was presented with the Queen's Scout Award by County Commissioner Stuart Howells and is the only Scout to receive the Award in West Bridgford during Scouting's Centenary Year.
At the Awards Ceremony, Stuart told West Bridgford's Explorer and Network Units that TV Legend (?) and Chief Scout Peter Duncan had commented on yet another Queen's Scout in Nottinghamshire and knew that Ross was receiving the Award. Read more...

Scotland Expedition 2007 full story

QSA Expeditions - August 2007

From battling the midges, staying in bothys against the assessor's wishes and the appearance of Mr and Mrs Hip... to skanky feet from wet shoes, many a bog and a fantastic meal of mussels in a white wine sauce. This hike truly was what he would have wanted... Read more...

Scotland Expedition 2007 full story

QSA Expeditions - August 2007

With no roads and access only by foot or the occasional boat, Knoydart is one of Britain's last wildernesses. So what better place for 8 WBESU explorers to complete their Queen's Scout Award Expedition. The challenge completed this summer was to get from the UK Outdoor Capital - Fort William - to Inverie, the most remote mainland village in just 4 days... Read more...

BelJamb 2007 full story

BelJamb - August 2007

West Bridgford Explorers spent 16 days in Belgium as the guests of JF Kennedy Scouts Menen. 60 English Scouts joined in the mini jamboree with scouts from Denmark and Norway. Read more...