Hillsborough Explorers provided the food again this year at the 150th (Wadsley Church) Scout Group Bonfire. The outside BBQ went down really well in spite of the rain. The event also featured a giant outdoor screening of selected photos from this year’s scouting activities, as well as the usual bonfire and fire work display. Thanks to everyone who came and helped make it a really special night.
On the final day of our Scotland Summer Camp we went for a unforgettable ice climbing experience at the world’s largest indoor ice climbing wall in Kinlochleven. Check out some of the pictures from this fantastic activity.
The first Hillsborough Explorer Unit Summer Camp since 2004 took place this summer. Between 25th August & 1st September we took ten explorer scouts up to Scotland to complete their Chief Scout Platinum Award expeditions. From our base camp at Spean Bridge, near Fort William, the two expedition groups walked a 3-day section of the the West Highland Way, wild camping along the route. Plans are already in place for next year’s summer camp which will be at Walesby Forest in Nottinghamshire.
This week’s activity was rifle shooting at the H.Q. After a few practice rounds we had a competition to see who could pick up the highest score on the rifle targets. The title of Hillsborough Explorers sharp shooter went to Joe. Well done!
Thanks to everyone that took part in our Christmas food drive on behalf of the Cathedral
Archer project. We successfully collected over 100 items of food for the homeless charity.
The Cathedral Archer project, recently profiled on the Channel 4 programme Secret Millionaire, works with homeless and vulnerable people in Sheffield to help them find pathways away from homelessness and exclusion. The project also provides free meals from their purpose built premises attached to Sheffield Cathedral.
Tracy Viner, from the Cathedral Archer Project said: ‘This hard work and support makes such a difference to our clients. The food is vital but the knowledge that these young people have being thinking of them has a huge impact too. Without the food donations, the money we raise would have to be diverted away from the activities and classes we run to help people gain skills and knowledge and move on. Thank you to everyone that has been involved.’