Gilwell 24 2017!

Gilwell 24 is a 24 hour event and 2017 will be our biggest and best yet, with 2,500 Explorers attending at Gilwell Park in London/Essex. Our next event takes place between 7th to 9th July 2017. Gilwell 24 is 24 hours of non-stop action! Can you stay awake for 24 hours? With over 70 activities across the site to keep you entertained – from fairground rides to bands and a huge disco, scuba diving, slack-lining to t-shirt upcycling and everything in between!
Can you also stay awake long enough to complete our Gilwell 24 Gauntlet Challenge in the middle of the night and make it through to the survivors photo?
Dates:                   Friday 7th – Friday 9th July 2017
Cost:                      £65 Total cost
£35 Deposit with your booking, £30 Balance due in June
Includes:             Transport to and from Corsham by minibus or MPV.
Gilwell 24 Entry Ticket
Activities Included
Event T-Shirt.
Notes:                  This year Explorers will need to take their own food (or money to buy food for the event, we will provide                                 snacks and drinks.
If you wish to attend please make sign up on our website at and click on online payments. You will find the option to pay for your deposit as ‘Gilwell 24 Deposit’. Alternatively send your £35 deposit payment by bank transfer to our account (30-91-99, 00259203).
You can also sign up by bringing a cheque payable to Sea Squad ESU for £35 marked for Gilwell 24 or cash in a named envelope to Explorers.
The deadline for signing up is the end of April 2017

Tonight's Meeting

Following our meeting last week, this evening we will not be doing the DofE or expedition work as written on the programme.
Tonight’s activity will be suitable for everyone, and will be based outside. Please bring suitable footwear and a coat, as we will be walking through the park.
Meeting at the Scout HQ, 7pm – 9pm.
Please, please, please remember to respond to the emails asking if you will be coming to events, it really helps us to know how many people wish to attend.
Sorry for any confusion, see you all tonight.

Summer Camp 2017!

This year our week long annual summer camp will be held in Dorset at Buddens Scout Centre. The camp will run from Saturday 5th – Saturday 12th August 2017.
During this camp Explorers will participate in an exciting range of outdoor activities, such as Coasteering, coastal walks, Quad Biking, RIB Powerboating, Climbing, Brownsea Island Visit, Splashdown Water Park & beach days. Our actual activities are yet to be finalised, but are likely to include many from the above list!
The total cost of this camp will be £195.00, which will be payable in three instalments.

  • £65 Deposit to be paid by the end of March.
  • £65 to be paid by the end of April.
  • £65 to be paid by the end of June.

This price includes:

  • Transport to and from the campsite by minibus.
  • Campsite fees.
  • Use of campsite facilities including hot showers and toilets.
  • 3 meals per day + evening supper and drinks.
  • Full activity programme.
  • Any specialist activity equipment.
  • Instruction by Scout activity instructors or external providers.
  • Transport to offsite activities.

Our annual summer camp is the highlight of our Scouting calendar, and we would like as many of you as possible to come along. It will be a packed week of fun, challenging activities, set in a great location and fantastic menu. If you have any reservations about attending please do come and speak to us. It is a great opportunity to spend time with friends, meet new people and participate in a brilliant programme of fun, challenge and adventure.
You can send your payment by bank transfer to our account; 30-91-99 00259203, sign up on our website at or pay by credit or debit card.