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Most Badger Hill Scouts move to Brocks Explorers, but they don’t have to if they’d prefer to join another Unit, and we have Scouts from Ampthill and Barton troops who’ve chosen to join Brocks. Any Explorer in Ampthill & Woburn District can take part in anything organised by any of the Units and we have regular joint evenings and activities.
Explorers have had both boys and girls as members since they started in 2002 following on from the Venture Scout Units which were also co-
Scouting is the largest Youth Organisation in UK with 433,975 young people supported by 102,812 adults. In January 2013 Ampthill & Woburn District had 4963 young people including 91 Explorers, 21 of whom are girls (23%). Brocks is currently 14 strong with six girls. We started with four girls and five guys so the makeup of the Unit hasn’t changed much in 11 years.
The Leader Team
Explorer Scouting is run by adult leaders, BUT with as much input as possible from the Explorers on programme planning, deciding policy, setting Unit rules, etc.
Explorer Scout Leader: Dave Davies, Self-
Assistant Explorer Scout Leaders:
Andy Martin -
Andrew Draycott -
Rose Ware -