Our Unit History
Our Unit History
Welcome to Patriot Explorer Scout Unit
Please find below some information regarding our unit.
• Patriot Explorer Scout unit was formed in 2009 to help encourage young leaders back into scouting. Over the last 7 years we are delighted and proud to announce 12 new warranted leaders. We also have a further 8 young leaders who are currently working in different sections within our District to gain both Explorer and Duke of Edinburgh awards.
• Affiliated to 4th Thorpe Bay Scout Group, Patriot ESU participate in running meetings during each term and hold joint camps which provide good links between the sections.
• Location – We meet in school term time at Thorpe Junior School, Greenways Southend-on-Sea, – Wednesday Night 7.45 – 9.30 in the main School Hall which provides a safe and functional space to meet.
• Weekly programs are planned and arranged by Explorers and facilitated by leaders to offer an active and meaningful program which encourages Personal Developments, Leadership, Self Confidence and most important Team Work. Explorers will have plenty of opportunities to participant in UK camps and international expeditions, as well as canoeing, climbing, walking, community projects to name but a few. We also have all the essential camping and hiking equipment.
• All Patriot members have an option to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme, We have achieved 3 Gold, 15 Silver and 27 Bronze awards over the past 5 years. with a further 16 members working on Bronze, Silver & Gold awards.
• We strongly recommend giving Explorers ago before committing to buying a uniform and paying subs.
In partnership with 4th Thorpe Bay Scout Group www.4ththorpebayscouts.org.uk and feeder group for 2nd and 3rd Thorpe Bay Scouts
Meeting Place Thorpe Junior School Green Ways Southend on Sea Essex
Explorer Leaders are James, Alex, Sophie Alex, Amy & Paul