Explorer Scouts
(Young Leaders)

Adventure Week at Lochgoilhead
6 -10 July 2020

Join us at the Lochgoilhead National Scout Activity Centre for water and land activities including sailing, canoeing, rafting, archery, climbing, rope swing and abseiling. Professional instruction and wet suits provided. Indoor accommodation and all meals.  Transport by bus to and from Lochgoilhead

Viking Adventure - Stavanger
25-28 September 2020

An activity week-end with Norwegian Scouts.  Sailing, canoeing, walk to the Stavanger fjord; BBQ; football; fishing; sightseeing and more.  Indoor accommodation provided in 2 Scout Centres. 

International Scout Jamboree - near Oslo
3-14 July 2021

Join over 9,000 Scouts for a week of activities at Norway's largest Jamboree.  Meet Scouts from all over Europe and other countries.  The Jamboree site has shops; live entertainment, toilets; cafes; numerous activities; overnight walk; and many more things to do and see.  After the Jamboree spend a few days in Stavanger with Norwegian Scouts.  Indoor accommodation provided.


A party of Explorer Scouts (Young Leaders), on a recent visit to Belarus helping to teach conversational English to school pupils, were met by students in traditional Belarus dress on a visit to a local Technical College. One of the Explorer Scouts (pictured) is holding the North East Scout Region mascot who travelled with the party.

Norwegian Adventure!

Some of the Young Leader (Explorer Scouts) in the 21st Aberdeen (Cults) Scout Group are dwarfed by the “Swords in the Rock” monument in Stavanger. The Young Leaders were part of a contingent of 45 including Scouts and adult leaders, from the Group who attended Norway’s National Scout Jamboree with about 10,000 other Scouts from all over the world. The 3 Viking swords could be seen from the Jamboree site. During the Jamboree the Young Leaders organised and ran a “Highland Games” day event for over 100 foreign Scouts.

A day’s trek took them to the top of the Pulpit Rock, one of the area’s most profound tourist attractions. A natural rock formation with a 25 metre squared plateau standing 604 metres above the Lysefjord.

Before returning home after their 2 week stay in Norway, they attended civic receptions hosted by the Mayor of Stavanger and the Mayor of Sola Community. Canoeing, sailing and many other activities, were generously provided by the Tananger Sea Scout Group in the week after the Jamboree.

The visit to Norway helped promote and develop the international dimension of the Scout programme. The participants qualified for the Scottish International Staged Activity Award; Hikes and Nights Away; parts of the Chief Scout’s Platinum Award and Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

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