Saxons Explorer Scouts were established in January 2003, and are one of four Explorer Scout Units based in Wansdyke.
A weekly event young people. Normal weekly activities may be aimed at at awards, of a social nature, or simply for fun!
We believe that through adventure we challenge individuals so that they learn and experience new things that enrich their lives.
The Aim of the Association is to promote the development of young people in achieving their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potential, as individuals, as responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and international communities.
The Method of achieving the Aim of the Association is by providing an enjoyable and attractive scheme of progressive training, based on the Scout Promise and Law, and guided by adult leadership.
Unit description: Saxons Explorer Scouts were established in January 2003 (previously Saxons Venture Unit since 1967) , and are one of four Explorer Scout Units based in Wansdyke.
Leadership team: The Unit has a very experienced leadership team with a wide range of ages. The leader’s role is to support and guide the members in their development. Parents are always welcome to become involved.
Meeting time: Normally Tuesdays 8.15pm to 9.45pm at 1st Midsomer Norton Scout HQ, Radstock Road, Midsomer Norton (O/S142 GR 668 546), although times may vary depending on the activity.
Who can belong? Any young person, male or female aged 13 1/2 or above, up to their 18th birthday. There are a maximum number of places available, so get on the waiting list early.
Uniform: All members need to have a uniform shirt, “Saxon” scarf and activity trousers (before investiture) as issued by the Scout Association. Shirts and trousers are available from Norton Sports and Camping in Midsomer Norton High Street, alternative blue “activity” trousers can also be purchased from “Dickies” factory shop on Westfield Trading Estate. Scarves are issued upon investiture (free).
Costs: Annual subscription with effect from 1 September 2010 is £75 to cover Scout Association membership, insurance and badges, and an additional £10 annual hall maintenance fee which is charged by the 1st Midsomer Norton Scout Group who’s hall we use. We do not charge a joining fee.
Funding: The Unit is a registered charity and we have a ‘Partnership Agreement’ with the 1st Midsomer Norton Scout Group. For an agreed annual fee, we have equal use of their hall as our meeting place and access to their equipment, as they do ours. We also assist them in their annual fund raising events, such as the two jumble sales, and we also have good Young Leader links with them (& other groups) where Explorer Scouts can develop their own leadership skills by helping with Cubs / Scouts / Brown
|Founded||Nick Lake, Neil Harrington, Phil Elkington, Darren Wyatt|