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The main uniform item we ask everyone to have is the shirt. Officially there are uniform trousers but dark blue “Craghopper” trousers are also virtually indistinguishable from the official article, they’re ok for ordinary wear, and can often be found significantly cheaper in Cotswold, Go Outdoors, etc. (but you didn’t read that here). For many occasions the uniform shirt worn with grey or black school type trousers or skirt is fine.
See the Equipment Suppliers list in the Useful addresses page of this website for the local official suppliers, particularly the Someries District Scout Shop in Luton which has given us excellent service ever since we started.
A week of similar activities with one of the commercial youth holiday providers would be around 3 times this figure.
If we do a lot of activities or something particularly expensive the cost might increase to £250, but it’s still a lot cheaper than the commercial equivalent. A weekend event away might be in the order of £60, an evening out locally £5-
We do some fundraising to add to our income from subscriptions and this also helps when we’re looking for grants and other sources of income which often require matched funding.
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We’re currently looking to have more people join us, so contact one of the leaders if you know them, or email Webmaster@Brocks-
Please don't be shy if you don't know anyone in the Unit, or can’t persuade a friend to come with you. Several of our Explorers walked in “cold”, for example because they’d just moved to the area, and they’ve not regretted it. One characteristic that we’ve had from the start in 2002 is that we’re a friendly Unit and if you’re interested in doing the sort of things we do that’s a good starting point.
Costs of activities will often be significantly less than a school or commercial company would charge. For example we’ve run our annual camp for several years in various places around the UK, for around the £200 mark all-