It has been another active year in the Explorer section and some great achievements have been made. Massive congratulations to the Blackpool District Explorer team who took part in the Mountain Activity Challenge, a West Lancashire competition, and won the Gold level. In addition to the usual programme items we have had both units take on the Escape Room challenge which thankfully both escaped, sumo-wrestled at Summer Camp, carried out some on-site service at Great Tower on the county-run Environment weekend, swung through trees and ice-axed up Helvellyn on our winter camp. The Explorers and Young Leaders also took part in International activities.
We also held a link event with the Scouts called ‘Who Dares Wins’ which was designed and planned by Dan Barber, Explorer Scout and at the time was the Chair of the West Lancashire Explorer Scout committee.
Eight members received their Chief Scout’s Platinum Award in 2017 and some are now well on their way to achieving their Diamond. Well done to all for this great achievement and hard work.
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