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 £40.00 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 & Guide Headquarters 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
Positon of Badges & Awards on Explorer Uniform
Apply to join Explorers
Collecting Jumble, Bric-a-Brac, Books & Clothes Late February. See leaflet drop around village during half term for pick-up information.
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
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.
Steve Cridland (Assistant District Commissioner) presented the highest Scout Award - the Chief Scout's Gold Award on Monday 9th December to a member of Bures Scout Troop. Over the four years since she joined the troop - she has exiled in gaining Nine Challenge Awards...
Bures Beavers were donated 20 High Visibility Jackets (Be Seen in any Light) by Wardale Willaims Opticians, Gainsborough Street, Sudbury. Thank you for donating them to our Colony. Beaves showing off their new High Viz jackets in the Headquarters.
Thank you so much for all your help, support and contributions to the event on Saturday 30th November at the Christmas Fair on the Common and Street Light Switch on evening. It was a huge success raising a total of net £165.38 on the raffle, £50.20 on the teas and...
Explorers receiving money from Committee Member (BMF) Ian Elder On Thursday 21st November 2019 in The Eight Bells Public House was the BMF (Bures Music Festival) presentation of grants to various charities. Bures Scout Group was presented with a cheque for £877 for...