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The Raleigh Explorer Scout unit is made up of Explorer Scouts aged between 14 - 18. The Troop holds a weekly meeting at the Scout Hut in Station Road, Hampton, every Wednesday evening from 7.30pm to 9.00pm (no breaks for school holidays). In summer, the meeting may be at the Boat House. Exceptions to this schedule are one week at Easter and Christmas/New Year, and two weeks in August, one of which will be the week of Scout Camp.
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SCOUTING ACTIVITIES
Activities in the Hut, mainly in the winter months, are principally targeted at the obtaining of Explorer Scout badges and also include: Instruction in boating-related skills e.g. life saving, first aid, use of buoys and flags, knots, right of way at sea, reading maritime charts, plus in formal drills, ceremony of flags, indoor and outdoor games and sports depending on weather. Out of the Hut, and mainly between May and September, other activities include:
  • Air-rifle target shooting
  • Navigation
  • Swimming
  • First aid competitions
  • Cooking
  • Weekly boating on the River Thames from the Group's well-equipped boat house one weekend half day.
  • Boating activities: Training is given by qualified instructors, with practice in kayaking, canoeing, rowing, sailing, use of the river. Full safety equipment is supplied. When appropriate, a motorised safety boat is operated. Our Explorers are also encouraged to complete the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme through our activites and become Young Leaders as well.

    CAMP
    There is an annual one-week residential Camp at the end of August, either with land-based activities or, alternate years, water-based activities, working towards gaining badges in scouting or maritime activities, acting as a Troop, erecting tents, cooking, cleaning, striking camp, etc. Social activities include evenings of bowling, swimming and ice skating take place on an occasional basis throughout the year. Members' families are invited to these evenings.

    EXPLORER BADGES
    Some of the badges that Explorer Scouts can be awarded are: Nautical Skills, Life Saver, Canoeing and Hill Walking.  For a full list and more information on badges see our badges section.

    WHO CAN JOIN?
    The Raleigh Explorer Scout unit is open to children aged from 14 to 18 years inclusive. Our Explorer Scout leader is Tony Davies, who has many years of scouting and boating experience behind him at 1st Hampton Hill.

    INTERESTED?
    Contact our Explorer Scout Section via the Group Scout Leader, Clare Snell on 07769 686906 or view our contact section.  Other Explorer Scout groups, (e.g. land-based groups rather than sea scouts), are welcome to apply to operate joint events or join in days with us at 1st Hampton Hill to give their members experience in boating activities that they might not normally have access to.

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    TITLE: Raleigh Explorer Troop Leader
    NAME: Tony Davies