Welcome to Explorers

Meeting Night: Tuesday from 19.30hrs to 21.30hrs at The Scout & Guide Headquarters, The Croft, Bures CO8 5JD


We offer a wide and varied range of activities that provide a balanced programme, allowing each member to work towards challenge and activity badges and Duke of Edinburgh Awards. These badges are part of the National Explorer Programme aimed at encouraging development and providing new challenges.

Activities are both indoor and outdoors, they include individual tasks as well as team challenges. They range from camping, hiking, climbing, kayaking, District and County Events.


New Explorers will be invested in four-six weeks once they have their Explorer Uniform (shirt and activity trousers) and have learnt their Promise and Law. Investiture will take place at the end of the meeting – family members are welcome to attend.


This can be bought from Scout Shops on line at www.scouts.org.uk; or
The School Wear Shop, 5 Goal Lane, Sudbury. Telephone: (01787) 881500.

We will supply a scarf (District Explorer Scarf), woggle and badges at investiture.


Subscriptions are payable to 1st Bures Explorers. They are currently £00.00 per term per Explorer. Subscription money pays for membership fee to Gilwell Park (Association Headquarters), badges, scarves, stationery, postage, Leaders travelling expenses and maintenance of SHQ building/grounds, general repairs and evening activity costs.

It does not include: District & County events

Our meeting place:

The Scout & Guide Headquarters, The Croft, Bures CO8 5JD
Access to Scout and Guide Headquarters: Access to the Explorer meetings by car is from the Sudbury Road entrance (B1508) just passed the cottages (Croft End). You must only access this entrance and exit via The Croft ensuring a One-Way System is operational. This helps minimize traffic congestion. The speed limit along The Croft is 10mph. At no time should you exit via the Sudbury Road, as it is on a dangerous corner.

Please contact: Tony Waring (ESL)
Telephone: (01787) 228024
Mobile: 07976 305852
Email: 1stburesscoutgroup@gmail.com

Positon of Badges & Awards on Explorer Uniform


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Remembrance Day Parade & Service @ St Mary's Church or Primary School
Nov 9 all-day

We expect ALL Beavers, Cubs, Scouts & Explorers to attend Remembrance Day Parade and Service either at St Mary’s Church or Primary School. FULL Uniform needed.

Assemble at 10am (Post Office or Primary School). Parade afterwards in Church Square to War Memorial by ALL sections. Wreath laying by sections and Royal British Legion. Finishes at 11.45am in Church Square.

Bures Street Fayre @ The Common
Nov 30 all-day

Bures Fayre on The Common from 4pm-7pm

Hampers theme again. Each Section to collect for their theme.

All proceeds to The Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Charity

More details to follow in early November

St George’s Day Parade & Service @ Long Melford
Apr 26 all-day

We expect ALL Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers to attend the St George’s Day Parade and Service. Assemble at the Village Hall Car Park at 2pm Sharp in FULL Uniform.

Parade starts at 2.30pm to Church, Service and Parade back to the Village Hall Car Park. Finishes at 4.45pm. All Leaders

Scout Group – AGM & BBQ @ Scout Headquarters
Jun 11 @ 7:00 pm

Group AGM for all Sections, BBQ and Awards Evening presented by Section Leaders

All parents/volunteers are invited to attend.

All members of Explorers, Scouts, Cubs and Beavers to attend

The meeting will take place outside on the lawn.

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