5 great reasons to join Explorers
September 24, 2020

5 great reasons to join Explorers

Making new friends, having adventures and learning useful new skills. Joining Explorers is the start of an awesome new experience. But don’t just take our word for it, here’s what ex-explorers said about why they loved being part of Godalming’s explorers unit.

1. Making new friends

“At explorers you get to hang out with other people you probably wouldn’t otherwise meet. I ended up making loads of new friends with people who went to different schools or who were in different year groups. Even now we’re too old to go to Explorers, we’re all still good friends outside of scouts.”

2. Trying new activities

“I tried caving, climbing, kayaking, mountain biking and loads more - all for the first time at Explorers. It was great to have opportunities to try all these new things and push myself to do things that were out of my comfort zone.”

3. Having loads of fun

“Some of my best memories were made at Explorers. Whether we were hiking up a mountain or sitting around the campfire, it was always a load of fun. I looked forward to every week!”

4. Achieving awards

“I’d always wanted to do my D of E, and being involved in scouts unlocked some great opportunities for my award. I was also able to volunteer with another group of cubs as a young leader which was a great experience.”

5. Learning new skills

“Looking back at my time in Explorers, I’ve now realised how many skills I was learning while I was there. I learned practical skills for things like camping, but I also learned other stuff too. I learned to be more confident, how to work with a team and how to take the lead. Because we got to plan and even lead so many of our own activities, we were learning so much as we went along.”

So there you have it. If you’d like to find out more about joining explorers, contact us at explorers@godalmingscouts.org.uk. It could be the start of an adventure you’ll remember for the rest of your life!

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