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Mill Hill Explorer Scouts celebrate first six months

Barnet teens are learning valuable skills through the Endeavour Explorer Scout Unit

A scout group with camping gear in a wooded area
Endeavour Scouts exploring

The Endeavour Explorer Scouts meet on Thursday evenings at 7.30pm at Courtland School, Courtland Avenue, Mill Hill NW7 3BG.

Since opening in June, Endeavour Explorer Scout Unit (boys and girls aged 14 to 17) have been taking part in activities and adventures, encouraged to ask the bigger questions, think on their feet, be part of a team and always have a plan B up their sleeves.

All genders, races and backgrounds are welcome at Scouts. Every week, it gives almost half a million people aged 4-25 the skills they need for school, college, university, the job interview, the important speech, the tricky challenge, and the big dreams: the skills they need for life.   

The Explorer Scouts get the opportunity to decide what activities they want to do and get involved with the planning. 

They have enjoyed a varied programme with team building trips out to bowling, an immersive experience of laser tag, navigation challenges, hikes, and passing on their knowledge to younger members at the 19th Hendon Scout Group.

Maisy, the Chairwoman of the unit said ‘’Explorers is amazing because I learn skills I can use in my leadership and for life. I really enjoy the opportunities it gives me, and I have made memories and friends for life.’’

The scouts are now looking forward to the new year when they plan to achieve their Duke of Edinburgh Awards by taking part in activities they love, help their community, and test their limits. The unit has recently purchased camping and navigation equipment which they will use on practice hikes, wild camping, and lightweight expedition cooking.

Lead volunteer Joshua said: ‘’Explorer Scouts is one of the highlights of my week. Scouting is also fun for adult volunteers as well. Volunteering’s not just about giving back, it goes both ways. It improves your wellbeing, gives you skills for the future, and helps you make new friends.’’

In a recent poll 94% of Scouts said they had developed useful skills. Scouts offers over two hundred activities from abseiling and coding to drama and water-zorbing.

To find out more about The Endeavour Explorer Scout Unit, contact the team at [email protected]

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