What do explorers do?

Nyeri Explorer Scout Unit is a very active group of young people with a full programme all year round. We meet on Thursday evenings during school term time.

Our grouped tends to be outdoor-activity centred, and enjoys a really very wide range of activities, including outdoor games, scouting skills and traditional scouting pursuits. To give you a rough idea, in the last few years we have done the following:

  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Pioneering
  • Traditional Standing Camp (canvas tents, open fire cooking etc.)
  • Overseas Road Trip
  • Wide Games
  • First Aid
  • Navigation, Map and Compass skills
  • Scuba Diving
  • Caving
  • Coasteering
  • Sea Kayaking
  • Gill Scrambling
  • Hill Walking
  • Overnight Hiking
  • Cycle Treasure Hunt
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Keep Fit (in winter!)
  • Knots
  • Crafts
  • Backwoods cooking (on a fire)
  • Pizza and DVD Night
  • Indoor Games
  • Litter Picking (Community Activities)
  • Scout Hut Maintenance
  • Lightweight Camping
  • River Canoeing
  • Climbing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Cooking Competition
  • Helping with Beaver, Cubs and Scouts

The Unit is a one of four District Explorer Scout Units in the Christchurch Scout District. We have a local agreement with 5th Christchurch (Highcliffe) Scout Group to kindly use their headquarters and equipment.

The Unit consist of between 10 and 24 young people between the ages of 14 and 18years old. The Unit has a small number of young people who take on the extra responsibility of helping to run the Unit programme (called the ‘Exec Committee’). There are a number of camps during the year at which the Explorers will be expected to be relatively self-sufficient.